on 16 March 2015
If you're of a certain age and you loved a certain type of music (the haters would call it twee) then you would have loved (will love) Talulah Gosh.
Maybe they didn't always hit the right notes or have crystalline clear vocals but what they did have was passion. As Everett True (also often despised) says in the sleeve-notes they were "colourful, fun & awkward".
29 tracks, so no complaints about value for money, although to be honest i could have done without the 2 live tracks and the Janice Long session version of 'Talulah Gosh'.
If you loved them back in the day this is a great compilation of their songs and if you're thinking of diving in as a newcomer, go on just do it, you might make some new dreamy friends?
4.5 stars or 9 out of 10.
on 17 February 2014
They were awful then & sound just as bad now. Talulah Gosh - inane latter-day clingers-on to the faltering C86 bandwagon - were a bunch of lower-echelon toffs who did nowt more than provide inane jingle-jangle drivel for aspiring chartered accountants to drunkenly lurch about to. Virtually every song on this 29 (lucky you) track anthology is, for one reason or another, utterly cringeworthy. If you liked their music at the time you were almost certainly a bit of a berk. And if you're considering buying it now - nigh on 3 decades later - you're an even greater one.