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The Sugarcubes: Town & Country Club, London

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 2 January 1988

LIKE EVERYONE else. I expressly came to worship, to be defeated, to drench their names in a prolix of hopelessly imprecise euphoria. Unhappily, though, it looks like it's down to me to make the first tentative pinprick in the party balloon of media hyperbole. A partisan in the cause of inflation, imbalance, disproportionate awe, I find myself lumbered with the unwanted "responsibility'' of getting the whole thing back in perspective.

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