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CD: Tracey Thorn - Record | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Tracey Thorn - Record

CD: Tracey Thorn - Record

Thorn's pin-sharp lyrics enrich nine songs of vibrant electronic pop


I think you'll find Go is not really a lost love song, more about a child growing up and moving away. And I very much doubt that Guitar is about Ben Watt. However - nice review of a great album. I've only bought one EBTG album and a few singles over the years but this one is a masterpiece. How often is it that someone reaches a career high with their 18th (?) album.

Typical, not even one slate, unlike with Kim Wilde's album. Why is she allowed to write deep lyrics, and not Kim. If she'd done 'Cyber.Nation.War' you wouldn't call that portentous. I remember their boring take on a Cole Porter classic 'Night And Day' when they were trying to break through, and her voice can also come across as drearily comatose if you're not in the right mood. Yet you drop rubbish names like Rita Orawful and Knowles, like they have a relevance or a right to be compared to actual artists. I'd still love to know how any sublime 80s artist who's lived through many decades of ploughing their own furrow actually need or deserve that-if it wasn't for the 80s, the nobody acts now that pass for artist wouldn't even be here. If only... But this isn't to get at Mrs Thorn (though I do suspect she maybe jumping on the synth-loving band wagon), it's to just wonder why certain reviewers like you have to draw rules for one, yet not adapt them for another. And did you open this with-"even if you don't like her or her music" as you did, with the "Here Come The Aliens"! I almost wanted to stop reading then. And how IS she supposed to get hits when she gets no radio play or releases in the UK? You don't say I notice. And when has Ms Thorn had her last?! You also don't say THAT I notice?!

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