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In Brief

How many times can Buffett make the same album? Mildly amusing character pieces, arch cultural observations, wistful nostalgia--it’s all here, with the ever-present scent of pin~a colada. Even the “Jamaica Mistaica” true-story account of being mistaken for smugglers by trigger-happy police seems pedestrian, especially coming from, as he reminds us in “School Boy Heart,” a best-selling novelist. Sip it up, Parrot Heads.

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Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).

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