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A Truly Great Brit Songwriter,
This review is from: New Wave (Audio CD)
The Auteurs 'New Wave' is without doubt one of the great debut albums of all time, showcasing as it does the lyrical savagery of one Luke Haines, a seething malcontent who honed his lyrical barbs to a lethal point on this wonderful album. Much of its lyrical theme is on 'stars' and 'stardom', from a geezer who was never likely to be one. The album is almost uncanny in its anticipation of the whole 'celebrity' shtick that currently holds sway over the media's consciousness. Plus, it contains some boss tunes - 'Junk Shop Clothes', 'Idiot Brother' - just two of the darkly glittering Pop jewels in Haines swag bag. And, the thing is, he got better and better - and this album has not dated one iota. Make Luke's life a little more bearable by buying a copy of 'New Wave' now!