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  • Audio CD (28 Mar. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Future Noise
  • ASIN: B004LYG4I8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,483 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

While even a casual glance at any current interviews with the former X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene will reveal that she is currently fighting against cancer, it should be said right from the start that this album would be regarded as an unqualified success regardless of her health. If anything it sounds like she pushed herself even harder than usual, and is only concentrating on getting better now that she has this album out of the way. Her choice of producer Youth, the Killing Joke bassist and Paul McCartney collaborator, would back this theory up as he is a notoriously hard task master. In fact his first instruction to her, when she turned up at his Spanish studio with a clutch of 15 songs, was for her to leave again and come back with five new ones, with even more hooks.

Her background as one of the authors of Oh Bondage, Up Yours! and Youth’s as one of the authors of Requiem might suggest that Poly has returned to her punk roots, but nothing could be further from the truth. I Luv Ur Sneakers acknowledges her influence on the likes of Beth Ditto of Gossip and Tahita Bulmer of New Young Pony Club by indulging in some lolloping elastic disco punk that calls to mind the Soulwax remix of Standing in the Way of Control, or NYPC’s own Ice Cream. But while some elder statesmen of punk can often appear ridiculously out of date or out of touch when they try to engage with dance culture (John Lydon’s Psycho’s Path of 1997 springs to mind), the diminutive but evergreen singer seems as youthful as she always has.

What is truly amazing about Poly Styrene is that, despite being at the cutting edge of one of the most militantly nihilistic musical genres of the last 40 years and being subject to some viciously unfair cards dealt by the hand of fate in the terms of mental and physical health, she has always remained an exemplar of positivity. While her utter chipperness on tracks such as No Rockefeller (which sounds disarmingly like a cross between the Rastamouse theme music and M.I.A.’s Paper Planes) will be too much for some dark-hearted souls, her enthusiasm is undeniably infectious. Elsewhere, on Ghoulish, she revisits the proto-shoegaze (tempered with highlife) territory carved out by Cocteau Twins and Altered Images.

This is a pop dance album par excellence bristling with positivity, tunes and ideas. Here’s wishing her a speedy and full recovery. --John Doran

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Leicester Bangs TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Poly Styrene - Generation Indigo (Future Noise)
I should state right from the outset that I consider X-Ray Spex' debut "Germ Free Adolescents" a work of near genius, and Poly's 1986 "Gods & Godesses" EP is one of only half a dozen 12" singles that I haven't been able to part with. In short, I'm a fan, though I like to think that it doesn't overly cloud my critical judgment.

Only her second solo album in a musical career that stretches back to the mid-70s, Poly's music has always seemed something that she fitted in around real life, rather than the other way round. At present real life appears to be giving her a thorough going over - reports of her cancer have been widely reported - though "Generation Indigo" hardly lingers on negativity. Indeed, opening track "I Luv Ur Sneakers" is a joyous, hypnotic slab of disco punk, the sort of thing that wouldn't sound out of place on albums by The Gossip or MEN. Produced by Youth, the fun continues with current single "Virtual Boyfriend" and the title track both brimming with vim. "Kitsch" might be my current fave, with it's Giorgio Moroder inspired riff and a lyric which is genuinely clever and funny; example: "Well you can call me a brat, or the bird that's too fat, but I would say I've got my little yoga mat... I'm just a little bit kitsch".

Infectious and relentlessly positive throughout, "Generation Indigo" surely won't appeal to everyone, but speaking as a fan, I can't fault it... and can it be just plain luck that its release coincides with the clocks going forward and the sun coming out? 9/10.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Swicky on 27 April 2011
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I was an X-Ray Spex fan all those years ago, but it took the very sad news of Poly's death yesterday to spur me into listening to this album, which was mentioned in glowing terms in the obituary I read. I've been listening to it on Spotify all day, and I must say it's amazingly good, fantastic tunes. Seems she saved her very best to last. Poly, R.I.P.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward Alan on 28 April 2011
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After listening to 'Generation Indigo' several times, I just have one question. Why hasn't Poly Styrene been making music all of these years. I'm so happy I was a part of the 70s/80s generation. Even after waiting all of these years to record music like 'Generation Indigo', this still blows away anything recorded these days. Sad to see you go. Thank you for leaving 'Generation Indigo' with us. You will be missed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Z. Naylor on 24 April 2011
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Every song on the album could be considered for a single, its all radio friendly and if this gets the right promotion it could be one of the biggest selling albums of the year (2011)! its great pop, catchy melodies, and would appeal to this generation of teenagers who dont know polys past work, its very current and in true poly style every song has a message. This album has to be one of the best i have heard in along time, every song is about something today and isnt political or depressing with it, (which is great) because we want to be taken from the depresions of today in to another world where we can sing about it and feel good about it insted...so share the tune with all your friends on facebook and lets help get this album where it should be and the recognition it so does deserve :-) ¢¾
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Warner on 3 Jun. 2011
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The work needs to be re-heard several times but to say it grows on you would be a severe understatement. A fitting work for Poly to bow out on. I was never a big punk fan but somehow X-Ray Specs appealed to me. Out of nowhere for ever I would find myself humming Germfree Adolescent or Oh Bondage Up Yours. Thank you Poly for now providing us with this perfect parting gift. May the heavens rock with your music!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DBT on 7 April 2011
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Short and sweet! I approached this with intrepidation having been a huge fan in the late 70's. All the elements that made Xray Spex so unforgettable, unique and fabulous are there, the driving beat, the sax, the lyric sharpness. It's brilliant to see Poly Styrene back - hope her health holds out for some live dates. A couple of dodgy reggae infuenced numbers aside - this does just what we always hope it would - and the voice - it's still there! Love it, love it, love it!
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By RH on 16 Feb. 2015
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I love this woman yet she always seems to be overlooked. She pioneered the riot grrrl movement that emerged in the 90s & as a female punk performer she has been at least as influential as Siouxsie Soux. I would rate Germ Free Adolescence as one of the most important albums of the punk rock era. This album is a far cry from that although it still retains that punk rock attitude & on some tracks that distinctive sax-horn sound. Yet instead of the screaming & snarling of GFA we have a mishmash of different musical styles including electro pop, dub & reggae, beautifully refined & melodic songs that showcase her wonderful voice particularly on tracks such as White Gold, Ghoulish, the Southern Gospel Inspired Electric Blue Monsoon & No Rockefeller, my personal favourite. This really is a brilliantly infectious album that deserves to be heard & a fitting legacy to one of the most distinctive & charismatic British female singers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By deb on 30 May 2011
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this is classisc poly styrene. Good beats and Bass, typical Poly lyrics and voice. Makes me think of south London.A fitting tribute to herself, this last album of Poly should be treasured and is an album to be proud of, RIP Poly.
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