Wet Wet Wet: hated by the critics and men who like The Clash. Yet year after year - for twelve, count 'em, twelve long years, Clydebank's finest continued to sell out arenas around the world with their big-voiced melt of soul, rock and pop. Popped In Souled Out is a great album. There are songs on here which will never date - Angel Eyes, Wishing I was Lucky and Sweet Little Mystery among them, and there are tracks which were never singles, but can trouble the heart still - Sonny's Letter, The Moment You Left Me. The sleevenote inside says 'we are first and foremost a a soul band' and Marti, Tommy, Neil and Greme's biggest sin was not fitting neatly into a music industry box, but those who have seen them in concert know their musicianship is great, and their critics are unfounded. Popped In Souled Out led me to infulences including Van Morrison, John Martyn and Willie Mitchell, and helped to shape my music taste. A classic pop album, no doubt about it.