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4.7 out of 5 stars
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on 4 June 2016
An essential album for any music lover.
A perfect album. Unforgettable songs beautifully crafted and executed.
Hopefully the surviving Slits will soon see their richly deserved royalties for this influential album which are still being held by Island Records on a technicality 37 years after its release and the release of remasters and expanded editions.
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on 28 September 2017
I love it!!!! Best slits album. Eeeek!!!!
Heard it through the grape vine and FM <3
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on 3 March 2017
One of the few stand out records of the era. 40yrs later it still sings.
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on 11 October 2017
all good
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on 19 February 2016
A classic. I'm not being sentimental. It's still a fantastic album by a fantastic and ridiculously underrated band.
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on 1 June 2017
Must have missed this at the time, love it now
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on 6 March 2003
This album was released at about the same time as John Lydon's Public Image limited started making waves and it displays a similar late 70's reggae influence. The sound is quite singular and dates from the immediate post-punk era, but with a surprising melodic appeal. My favourite tracks include Instant Hit, New Town and Typical Girls, which should all have been hit singles as they're quite melodic and accessible. There's a dub feel throughout although to me this is more pop than anything else. Intelligent pop, that is, with strong and sometimes angry lyrics. It's a very valuable album that has proved influential down the years, in a sense, predating the rrriot girrl phenomenon by more than a decade. Punk gave us strong women like Siouxsie, Nina Hagen, Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex, and The Slits. The music has stood the test of time very well and can be enjoyed by most people into reggae, post-punk or clever pop music.
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on 12 December 2013
It is really a mystery why the slits never became very popular, the music that they played was revolutionary and really transcended the punk movement. This album has such a unique sound every element of it from the bouncy ska styled bass lines, to the snappy reverberated guitar to the forthright and unique drum style and especially to the distinctive use of vibrato and whistle regester singing. The whole thing comes together in such a unique way that will never happen again. The first and possibly the greatest proper girl band.
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on 17 November 2000
The Slits, contemporaries of The Clash and Public Image, fused reggae, dub, and punk into their own highly original sound.
"Cut", their long out-of-print debut album, paved the way for the Afro-Pop of Talking Heads, the reggae/new wave hybrids of Grace Jones and Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound System, and the trip hop of the nineties (imagine Bjork fronting Massive Attack).
Along with their pals, The Raincoats, The Slits were one of the few all-female bands to garner critical acclaim, a cult following, and avoid being marketed as sex objects by their record company.
No punk era CD collection is complete without "Cut", one of rock's lost classics. Buy it while you can!
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on 14 September 2006
If you're reading this to try and answer the quandry: 'do I buy the Slits album 'Cut' or not? Is it worth the price?' then a quick, succinct answer would be YES. Now, i'm not usually a punk rock/reggae fan (i'm more dub/post-punk) so i was weary about the mix. One concentrated listen to this album (with the bass turned up) is all one needs to be convinced. 'Cut' is all about fun. I imagine Ari Up (vocals) bouncing, stepping, and stomping around the studio in a gleefull, giggly trance while the others bob and sway in a similar fashion. The drumming, courtesy of Mr. Siouxsie (Budgie), is light, playful and skittery while providing appropriate thump and propulsion when needed. Every track is charming, witty, naughty and innovative -the girls' personalities are at the forefront of the music as they chatter, squeal, shout, giggle, chant, bawl and, at times, coo their way through the album with effortless cool. If you can track down audio samples, listen with the volume up. Did i mention the songs were catchy? You'll be humming, drumming and singing 'So Tough', 'Ping Pong Affair' and 'Typical Girls' for weeks. Oh. . .and the cover of 'Heard it Through the Grapevine' is, quite simply, storming. Again, volume should be L-O-U-D. You won't be disappointed.
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