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4.0 out of 5 stars Catchy, 15 April 2007
This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Some people have said that Bananarama weren't the greatest singers on the planet. Well, they probably weren't, but they don't sound too bad to me either. Their voices work together and have a pleasant "girl next door" quality; any deficiencies in one is covered by the others. Many of their songs (early ones in particular) have a "50s/60s girl group for the 80s" feel. It's also quite notable that they do all their singing ensemble; there's no obvious leads or Diana Ross-type star hogging the limelight.

Strongest songs? Hard to say, there are lots. "Robert de Niro's Waiting" was always a great classic/modern pop hybrid, and although I don't remember it much (it wasn't a big hit at the time) "Trick of the Night" is surprisingly good, if a bit more serious than some of their stuff.

Weakest? "Love, Truth and Honesty" has a very "generic S/A/W" feel to it, like a failed imitation of their catchier songs. Not too keen on "I Heard a Rumour" either. But who cares? Most of the songs are at least catchy and fun, and many are all-time classics that still sound fresh today.
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