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Alisha rules the world (1996) ~ Alisha's Attic
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Alisha's Attic are a strange, yet very likeable band. They have the look of gothy indie-chicks, and yet they produce fantastically obscure pop gems. This is a superbly uncompromising pop album - capable of converting practically anyone to the Cult of Alisha.
Alisha Rules the World is jammed full of quirky pop songs, laden with jingly percussive interludes, well-timed harmonies and catchy choruses. "Irresistible U Are" opens the album with a sweet melody and even sweeter lyrics, before launching into the soaring grandeur that is "Intense". The real surprise on this album lies in the sixth track, "Stone in My Shoe" which shows the sisters are more than capable of crafting delicately… Read more
Generation Terrorists ~ Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists ~ Manic Street Preachers
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Many people regard this is as the finest Manics album. It's easy to see why. In my experience, this is frequently the favourite album of people who despised the bloated and self-indulgent "This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours".
This is a mightily impressive album - musically powerful, and lyrically incisive. It is this album that really created the myth of the Manics. The opener, "Slash N' Burn" is a gutsy, and technically brilliant track. James Dean Bradfield's lyrics soar and the guitars crunch and chug. Happily, the rest of the album is as good as the opening track promises. "Born to End", "Motorcycle Emptiness" and "You Love Us" are all satisfyingly anthemic, while "Little Baby… Read more
On the Loose ~ Deuce
On the Loose ~ Deuce
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Deuce  On The Loose!, 19 July 2004
Probably the most interesting fact about the now sadly departed Deuce is that one of their four members, Lisa Armstrong, is the long-term beau of Ant McPartlin. However, in 1995 London records had high hopes for the foursome, and there were even industry mutterings that we had the "new ABBA" on our hands. Basically, these guys were Steps without the extra member and the success. Which is a shame, because as kitsch pop fluff goes, this isn't bad.
The cover basically sums everything up - the band members are photographed in luminous outfits that look as if there was an explosion in a Lycra factory. The album is the musical equivalent of this; self-consciously camp (obviously there… Read more

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