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GARY Jules' surprise Christmas chart-topping cover of Tears for Fears' Mad World was wonderful until it was played to death. But after listening to the album you can only presume pianist Michael Andrews was the driving force. Jules may sing like Michael Stipe but that's where comparisons to REM begin and end. This is a flickering candle of an album -a hit and miss affair -and songs like the brief Lucky only exemplify its throwaway nature. Three words come to mind -one hit wonder. ML
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 25, 2004
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