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Xenomania: Heart Of The Country, Home Of The Hits

Ben Thompson, The Observer, 18 July 2004

In rural Kent, the future of British pop is being shaped by Brian Higgins – a Phil Spector for the 21st century. Ben Thompson meets the producer/songwriter responsible for smashes by the Sugababes, Girls Aloud and now Mania – and discovers the secret of chart success

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