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Momus Vivendi

Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, October 1991

THERE IS NOTHING quite like Momus in British pop. The alter ego of one Nicholas Currie, right, a pale Scotsman of Presbyterian origin who dwells in outer Fitzrovia, Momus sings startlingly intelligent songs about jealousy, dying, and child molestation that make most of today's other indie-pop literary contenders look irremediably gauche.

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