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There's a thin line between art and chaos...
on 30 April 2008
I completely concur with Jason's review of Soft Cell's difficult second album. If those seduced by Tainted Love were repulsed by some of the darkness on this album, they passed on an album which, even though it's slightly more uneven than Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, is still pretty good anyway.
Stand-out tracks? Where The Heart Is, Almond's autobiographical tale of a dysfunctional childhood, the opener Forever The Same and Loving You, Hating Me. The album shows Soft Cell broadening their sonic and creative palette a good deal and nothing really prepares you for Martin which is a pretty harrowing track. As for the Hendrix medley...well, I like to think they were taking the mick a bit but then they had a large appetite for that and
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