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The Vines: Highly Evolved

Nick Southall, Stylus, 1 September 2003

WELCOME to the twenty-first century alt. rock review.

The Vines, as you know, are from Australia, and, as you also know, are the greatest band the world has ever seen. We know this because NME has told us. Craig Nichols appears to have ascended to the status of "star" merely because of his unerring ability to a; pull faces, b; grow a lopsided fringe and c; be very, very stoned in interviews. Six months on from the release of their debut album and it is wonderfully reassuring to see that The Vines have spectacularly failed to do an Oasis, Nirvana or Blur, and are languishing somewhere outside of the Zeitgeist.

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