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Sun, 29 Jan 2006


Babyshambles, Down in Albion
LP, Rough Trade

Most reaction to this has been amazed that there was any kind of coherence or positive aspect to it at all. And there's also the aspect of safe middle class people goggling at the pure adventure of it all -- the supermodel girlfriend, the drugs, the notoriety, and most to the point, the publicity.

It's true that there is a lot worse out there but these are the grandchildren of Thatcher -- selfish, stupid, and with very little to say beyond a cackhanded brand of showboating.

The producer, Mick Jones, late of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite injects some tasteful Clash-like moments but there is little excitement or encitement here. (thunderfinger)

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