Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH / Welcome to the Beautiful South (1989)

It's hard to dislike the Pop-friendly, Jazzy lullabies that The Beautiful South offer up. When the caustic lyrics sink into your brain after a few listens, and you realise that it's not as safe as it pertains to be, everything begins to make a strange kind of sense. Lyricist Paul Heaton sounds like a choir boy grown up, but he's the choir boy that had a well-thumbed Samuel Becket novel hidden in his songbook.

Songs of Note: Woman in the Wall; You Keep it All In

3½ corpses in the wall out of 5

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