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Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia's wicked whirlwind of candied pop and canine feedback first bit our legs with this stunning debut, which featured the sinister slowburn of "Ten Little Girls". Some rap, some rhythm, some raison-d'etre. Too perfect for some, right down to the imperfections. Never look a gift horse in the mouth - give it a great big kiss.

voted no. 5 in the Melody Maker 'Singles Of the Year' - the rest were as follows...

01. MASSIVE: "UNFINISHED SYMPATHY"
02. R.E.M.: "LOSING MY RELIGION"
03. PRIMAL SCREAM: "HIGHER THAN THE SUN"
04. NIRVANA: "SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT"
05. CURVE: "BLINDFOLD EP"
06. LEVITATION: "COPPELIA EP"
07. MY BLOODY VALENTINE: "TREMELO EP"
08. ST ETIENNE: "NOTHING CAN STOP US"
09. MERCURY REV: "CARWASH HAIR"
10. METALLICA: "ENTER SANDMAN"
11. THE WONDER STUFF: "SIZE OF A COW"
12. ANTHRAX / CHUCK D: "BRING THE NOISE"
13. CONSOLIDATED: "THIS IS FASCISM"
14. TEENAGE FANCLUB: "STARSIGN"
15. KLF: "LAST TRAIN TO TRANCENTRAL"
16. PET SHOP BOYS: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME"
17. ELECTRONIC: "GET THE MESSAGE"
18. CRANES: "ADORATION"
19. BOMB THE BASS: "WINTER IN JULY"
20. HOLE: "TEENAGE WHORE"

(review nicked from 'Melody Maker', dated 21/28 December 1991)

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