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The Hollies: 20 Golden Greats

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 5 August 1978

OVER THE years, The Hollies' records have tended to fall into one of three categories: the bright, snappy early '60s pop put together from the same ingredients used by The Beatles only minus the genius and plus a heavy Coasters influence; the impossibly dippy playground of mild-psychedelic pop that bubbled to the surface before Graham Nash took off in search of Creative Satisfaction, Hip Credibility and Large Amounts Of Readily Negotiable Currency; and the godawful cabaret emoting-pop that followed 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' and lasted up until the present day, if not longer.

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