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Max Bell, New Musical Express, 22 April 1978

THERE IS nothing especially new about this power pop hullaballoo, y'know. As a sub-genre it has existed in a succession of shapes and guises for years now. Recently, however, the term has gained an irritatingly popular coinage — so popular and so irritating that it now hangs like an albatross around the necks of its supposed exponents.

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