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CD Review: pOUT 

For Real (Dragonmuffin)

Calling yourself "Ohio's party dance band" is just asking for trouble. But pOUT admirably blend genres on an album of originals and covers that isn't exactly dance music in the sense that every track makes you want to get up and jump around. More than anything, that's a compliment to the group's versatility. For Real kicks off with its funkiest cut, "Stand Up," then rolls through a mix of R&B, classic rock, and alternative music (including covers of Radiohead and Neil Young). It's hard to pin down exactly what sort of audience pOUT are going for, but that might be the point. They're simply in it to get you on the dance floor and have a good time. — Steve DiMatteo

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