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Younger Than Yesterday

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 28 June 1986

All this talk about indiepop, about the death and resurgence of an underground, an alternative to chart pap. But is there really life beyond the major record companies' marketing schemes and, if so, what does it consist of? What does it sound like? Would you recognise an indiepopper if he idiot-danced on your toe? Simon Reynolds flips through the scene and discovers a heartening reaction to machismo, a return to innocence, a fresh way forward.

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