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Ian Fortnam, unpublished, 1997

DESPITE THE best efforts of such explosive talents as Suede, Polly Jean Harvey and the Manic Street Preachers, 1992 was not a great year for pop. The mainstream was clogged with such transient flotsam as Right Said Fred, Snap and Boys II Men, and the independent Zeitgeist awash with identikit grunge, chirping fraggloids in big shorts and brooding wallflowers gazing resolutely floorwards.

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