Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Soundspin

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Byline: By Matthew Pardo And Phil Weller Evening Gazette

The pick of the week's single and album releases.

Singles

Thirteen Senses - Thru The Glass

With a sound beyond their years, this Cornish quartet deliver a spine-tingling debut. Big things beckon for this lot. Keep an eye on them. 8/10 - PW

Whirlwind Heat - Pink

Messily wondrous slab of thick chaotic rock. It's jumbled, it's a mess, it's outstanding. 7/10 - MP

B2K - Badaboom

These boys made Bump, Bump, Bump, one of the most annoying records ever. Not as annoying... but it is still rubbish. 3/10 - MP

Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl

It's worse than you remember, but of course you'll know that by now as it's No 1. 1/10 - MP

The Cribs - You Were Always The One

Bright and breezy Indie pop which nods respectfully in the direction of Supergrass and early Ash. These boys could be onto something, watch 'em. 6/10 - MP

Fountains Of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

In the same trite vein of Bowling For Soup and Wheatus' geek-fancies-girl pop punk, these New Yorkers have written a song about the ultimate teenage boy's fantasy while they edge towards their 30s. 3/10 - PW

Crackout - This Is What We Do

The B-side of this bog standard indie guitar racket is a brave stripped down version of Beyonce's Crazy In Love - a strange move considering it was the dramatic urgency which gave the original its power. 3/10 - MP

Zero 7 - Home

Yet more magisterial comedown music courtesy of genre overlords. This time their heavenly music is pushed up a notch or two thanks to the classy, and wondrous, vocal of Tina Dico. 7/10 - MP

VS - Love Ya Like Mad

Taken under Simon Blue's wing, they've scraped so hard at the bottom of the pop barrel they're in danger of falling through. If they were made-for-TV pop stars, I could understand that someone had to at least try and make some money from them, but this is pointless. 2/10 - PW

General Levy vs Zeus featuring Bally Jagpal - Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya

Upfront bhangra tinged urban stomp. It may not be slick like contemporary R'nB - and frankly that grittiness makes it all the better. 5/10 - MP

Madaction - Teac Attack, Just Like Fresh Air

The sound of Beck, The Beatles and The Jesus And Mary Chain in a three way car crash may sound like a mess, but these two EPs are a shambolic stab at lo-fi genius. …

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