Cabaret Voltaire: 2X45 (Rough Trade)
Richard Cook, NME, 5 June 1982
WHAT IS least novel and perhaps least satisfying about the ascendancy of synthi-pop is its dependence on romantic humanist elements. Kraftwerk's love of melody, League's lush embrace of a kind of neutered hedonism and Depeche's gobstopper playroom kiss all speak of a loyalty to a absorbent gloss that lullabies provocation a lifejacket of consumer appeal.
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