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Paul Young: No Parlez

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, August 1983

SIMPLY FOR not being Kevin Rowland or Paul Weller or Martin Fry, Paul Young fully deserves his Number One. And 'Wherever' is more than a proficient cover: it's one of the few convincing confessions of shame pop has produced. Also, I'm pro-anyone who Isn't a Face pin-up wearing street suss in the cut of an epaulette. In July 1983, Paul Young's ABC hand-me-downs are rather sweet.

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