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IAN VAN DAHL: ACE

THE Belgians' cheesy continental dancefloor pop is given a lavish billing that these slim variations on a a pre-programmed formula hardly warrant. Front gal Annemie is a bloodless vocalist unable to make her wounded-in-lurve lyrics stick. Imagine Madonna without the sass, humour or artistic daring - inflated beats, mindless clatter, soul-less swoons.

THE BREEDERS: TITLE TK

THESE underground favourites from the US have had their problems and a nine-year wait for this album. Kelley Deal has given up heroin and they've opted for a lo-fi back-to-basics approach between twee romanticism and artsy drabness. It's not till near the close (Huffer) that they come to their senses but this faltering mishmash hardly justifies the wait or reputation.

THE THE: 45 RPM

EAST End multi-talented Matt Johnson made his mark as a poet of That- cher era despair. His songs brimmed with anger, exasperation and desperation (Sweet Bird Of Truth, Armageddon Days, The Beat(en) Generation). There's much to savour here including unreleased rarities. A reminder that a 21st Century Johnson return is overdue.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 18, 2002
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