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Marc Almond: Open All Night (Blue Star)

Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 1 May 1999

OK, LET'S GET this straight: Nick Cave is a respected ex-Goth with no hit singles. Marc Almond has had five hit singles, was responsible for the most beautiful synth-pop record of all time ('Say Hello Wave Goodbye'), created possibly the most brutally offensively brilliant summation of the goth aesthetic ever ('This Last Night In Sodom') and is a laughingstock.

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