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The Housemartins: The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death (Go! Discs)

David Quantick, New Musical Express, 26 September 1987

A NATION waits, breath caught in the throat with tension; the world's most commercial political pop group has released a second album, and who can say what it will be like? Me, for a kick off, because I've got it. Children and adults alike, pockets stuffed with Housemartins singles, line the streets outside my house, screaming at my window; is it any good? Yup; it's great.

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