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The Associates: The Affectionate Punch

David Stubbs, Uncut, February 1998

THIS is impossible music. It's impossible to mimic its myriad uniqueness, impossible to place in pop time, impossible to imagine how such music could ever be made again in this supersaturated yet sterile age.

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