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LET US write the histories of pop music (the plural has a certain importance). A history at once oral/aural but not linear or progressive. A history that snakes and twists and turns back on itself, a history of ruptures and wrong-turnings. But let us not start with The Beatles.

Let us not speak their name.

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  • Audio CD (28 Aug. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • ASIN: B000FS9L2K
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,170 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  4. Dirty Mind 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
  5. It Hurts To See You Dance So Well 1:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. Judy 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
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  8. Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me 2:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
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10. Because its Not Love (But its Still a Feeling) 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
11. Sex 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Oasis are set to return later this year with their seventh studio album `Dig Out Your Soul' the first new Oasis music since last year's `Lord Don't Slow Me Down', taken from the on the road film of the same name.

`Dig Out Your Soul' sees Dave Sardy return to the producer's chair following his work on their 2005 album, `Don't Believe The Truth'. Recorded at Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles, all four members once again contribute tracks, but the recording marks a new approach for the band as described by the band's principle songwriter, Noel:

"I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight. I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to - to feel."

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Quick! Somebody give Smash Hits CPR! Were the legendary pop-mag relic still going The Pipettes would surely be the subject of the double-page pull-out souvenir lyric poster special every other issue, a fresh pose a fortnight. And had Top Of The Pops not been sabotaged and sent spinning towards the precipice leaking brake fluid, the candy-floss Brighton trio with a mean kick could easily have been the house band--all the polka dots you could dream of, week in, week out. The Pipettes understand what it is you love about pop music, see. "Dance with me, it will be alright". And the fact that falling in and out of love probably has a little something to do with it. "It’s not love… but it’s still a feeling".

After a promising run of singles comes an album dense with sparkle, packed only with potential number ones in any reality that makes sense. It's a glorious scissors 'n' magazine cut 'n' paste collage fantasy of karaoke in Camden bars, '60s girl-groups haircuts, giddy harmonies, string licks like diamond encrusted accessories and passport pictures of past conquests. "Judy" is a witty bittersweet tale of teen identity, like Kenicke with their bootstraps pulled tight by the Shangri-Las, "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" is the Go Team trimmed by Phil Spector, and "One Night Stand" is an inverse "I Will Survive", brandishing an unbranded packet of old-fashioned girl power, the other party the victim. Any signs of life from Smash Hits yet? No? Shame, this should have wiped the floor at the Poll Winners' Party. --James Berry

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. K. Burt on 20 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
From the opening bars to the final track I was hooked. Polka Dotted Princesses' from my home town of Brighton. Adorable harmonies especially on 'Your kisses are wasted on me' that will have you all jigging and tapping from behind the wheel of your car or positioned in from of the kitchen sink. Never a bad time to play this album. Is it retro, is it something new? I dunno, I guess you should just buy it and decide for yourself...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Just another music fan... on 17 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
I got this today and I love it. It's fun, it's frothy, it's innocent, and it knows it - but doesn't hammer that irony into your skull like a tent pole. Perfect, in spirit at least.

The Pipettes definitely aren't there yet, as anyone who's seen them live will testify - their singing voices aren't particularly distinctive or strong, and their backing band is too small and quiet. This album reflects some of those weaknesses but the studio is definitely the place for them at the moment, as their voices can be turned from three to nine and made shouty rather than whiny. However, the recordings on this album are close enough to sounding live that the Pipettes don't feel like they came out of a flatpack.

I think the reviewer who said this was "pure retrogression" is slightly missing the point; the Pipettes are certainly a nostalgic band, but there are key elements of their sound and image which defintely mean they're updating, not merely reviving, the girl group genre. Take the drums on "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me", a stomping and dancey indie-inflected anthem, or the fact a song is titled "Sex" - that's not a brazenly pornographic submission to boys, it's a celebration of something fun, rather like this album as a whole.

You won't get anything deep here. That's not to say it isn't slightly clever in places, but its main qualities are spirit and joy in these nice little songs. There's something to be said for a band who will end an album track before two minutes rather than pad it out with repeated choruses and solos. This is a guilt-free listen and a departure from both numbing, bland and maufactured pop and weighty, overwrought and joyless rock (recent releases by Christina Aguilera and Thom Yorke come to mind). "We Are The Pipettes" is, even if you don't love it to bits, a welcome breath of fresh air, not least because it could be the basis from which this lively and promising band can grow.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Omelasz on 9 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
One of the most delicious indie pop albums ever. The Pipettes make for a refreshing change in comparison to above par girl bands like Girls Aloud. With their irresistable 'whoo's, their sugary-sweet vocals bouncing off each other and all-round dazzling pop hooks, this album makes for a perfect feelgood album to dance carefree to. Hopefully, RiotBecki, Gwenno and Rosay will be entertaining the world as effectively as this for years to come.

Highlight: ABC
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By juliet R on 17 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
Are we ready for a 60s girl group revival in the 21st century?

Yes!if they are as fresh and punchy as the three forceful girls who sing with conviction on this debut album,released today.

There are 14 tracks on this album,my faves are "Pull Shapes" and

"It Hurts to See You Dance So Well",the latter very tongue-in-cheek.My only criticism of these girls' vocals is their slightly

unsophisicated diction(I'm not meaning that in a derogatory sense)but they present themselves well,and sing very harmoniously. Well-produced and reminding me of Bananarama when they began,they do have alot of potential.Their image is good too,wearing polka-dot mini dresses and cinched belts(Becky,the

studious looking one,wears red tights),which should attract both male and female fans in the audience in equal proportions.

Backing group The Cassettes don't disappoint either,providing

snappy keyboards,bass,drums and guitars to complement the girls'

harmonies.

If you're unbiased,dear review-reader,and don't mind lightweight,candyfloss songs like these,with no "side",buy this

album,lie back in a scented bubble bath wearing your polka-dot bandana,and LISTEN.

You'll love it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Piperboy on 19 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
Listen to it once and you will wish it was on repeat. At 33 minutes long the album gives no time for the listener to get bored, but to just enjoy some melodic girl jangling pop at its best.

Pull Shapes should be an anthemn for not only this summer but any summer, autumn, winter, spring to come.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Ess. on 13 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
People always mention Bananarama when they talk about the Pipettes - so I will. 'WATP' is what the Nana's would've sounded like if they'd signed to Rough Trade instead of the financially rewarding but artistically stifling S.A.W., and someone had made them realise that music is supposed to be fun(ny).

The Pipettes are closer to the criminally under-rated 80's group Makin'Time than anyone else, ie: sussed, sharp words, welded to raging tunes which leg it past at 100mph. This is a wild, wanton ride through love, loss, losing love etc. while throwing everything but the kitchen sink into the musical mix.

Distant voices caw and shriek, things bang and clang in the background; loads to keep the dizzy listener intrigued til the whole heady, hook-laden joy-ride shudders to a halt after barely half an hour.
Pefect.
No need to drone on with extra tracks and b-sides (yawn). Like those ace Jam lps, just say your piece and leave.

They've got an orchestra in there! How it keep up is anyones guess-but it does. Interesting, articulate words tumble from interesting, meticulate arrangements.
I was going to argue that 'WATP' is is the real voice of mid-naughties rock feminism (it certainly knocks Girl-Power into a cocked hat!),but I'm not sure such a notion exists - evil,sexist capitalists have seen to that.

The only worry I've got is how they're gonna follow this. We have to hope they dont get mature on us, start sensitive posing on the cd covers, and singing...(gulp!) SLOW SONGS!!
But for now the Pipettes appear invincible in a singing-raucous-songs-in-short-polka-dot-dresses sense; but I sense, they wont be doing this forever.
Blink and you'll miss 'em.
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