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Madness: Keep Moving (Stiff)

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 25 February 1984

I'M TOLD Madness are in decline, and for someone who found 'Grey Day' and 'House Of Fun, to be the only tracks he wanted to hear off Complete Madness it doesn't make Keep Moving something to look forward to. As I'm also coming to detest the phenomenon of 'Englishness' in pop – as in getting one's kicks on the Walworth Road – another shovel of nutty slack isn't about to light my fire.

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