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Generation Indigo

27 Mar. 2011 | Format: MP3

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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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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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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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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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This is a lovely LP with signature touches from the late Poly and her producer Youth, who is credited with much of the playing and 'music'. I Luv Ur Sneakers kicks things off; the production holds the interest, but I find it hard to engage with a song about - well, sneakers. The second track, 'Virtual Boyfriend' is stronger, and has the feel of Youth's techno work, with a feel that is not a million miles away from 'European Super State' on the recent Killing Joke album (but Poly's piece is stronger). This is followed by the first of several reggae tracks on the album, all of which are delivered well enough without truly hitting the heights; that said, 'Colour Blind' is genuinely infectious and joyous, and 'No Rockefeller' (a curious tribute to Winnie Mandela - necklaces, anyone?) is blessed with a good groove. (Crikey - I'm in danger of turning into Whispering Bob Harris here!). The weakest track to my ears is Luv, which is a nod to her X-Ray Spex sound without being convincing.
There are some stand-out tracks though, and these are worth the price of admission alone, so to speak. 'White Gold' has beautiful soaring vocals in the chorus that defy you not to sing along, and 'Ghoulish' is a thing of breathy beauty showcasing some excellent production. One song that has crept up on me and coshed me (having failed to grab me at first listen) is 'Kitsch'; a word that summed aspects of Poly and her appeal up perfectly, and has an excellent chorus hook that just gets better with each listen.
'Electric Blue Monsoon', the closing track, is sparsely instrumented but richly produced, sounding like a Southern Spiritual number;it feels appropriately elegiac given Poly's recent death.
As a body, the songs are uplifting and as full of life and optimism as you could want.
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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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