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A hidden gem.,
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This review is from: The Affectionate Punch (Audio CD)
I'm surprised how little success the Associates achieved over the years. Although they've done some great things since, this album for me is probably the best set they've put together. I bought it originally on vinyl but that eventually became unplayable a long time ago. The remastered CD reminded me of just how good these guys were. Sadly, Billy Mckenzie is no longer with us but he's left us a great legacy in this. He's one of the best vocalists I've ever heard. The lyrics can be a bit unfathomable at times but they are always delivered with great conviction and passion which seems to raise them above the mundane level that dogs lesser artists.