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Sunday, September 23, 2012

THE WONDER STUFF / Hup (1989)

This 2nd album is filled with radio-friendly, well crafted pop tunes that The Wonder Stuff were so very good at.  The occasional use of violin, harmonica, and banjo gave it a folksy element that distanced it a little from the usual lazy guitar British Indie sound of the era.  It may even help you forget the awful bubblegum pop of their début.  They were criticised for their cynical and angry lyrics that were at odds with the music but conventions exist to be broken, don't they?

Songs of Note: Golden Green; Unfaithful

4 awkward moments in the bathroom out of 5

Note: Review is of the original release (more precisely the 2000 re-master) not the re-recorded 21st Anniversary Edition.

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