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Saturday, April 30, 2016

A classic of its time

Soon we'll have news of the (first; CD) reissue of Nobody's Perfect as part of the 'Parabolically Yours' book set. To be getting on with, how about a nice review from the one place that 'PY' will definitely not be available from!


  One of Manchester's Finest

By Chulsk - 10 Jan. 2014
Never tire of listening to this album. Faultless "pop" album, oozes musical pleasure. Mike Finney's vocal would see off any X-Factor wannabe with ease; strong, unique & full of expression. The production is of it's day, but the underlying strength of the tracks is undeniable, each one brilliant, all of them varied. The album works as a whole, not a single duff/filler track... a few magnificent stand out songs, I'd let the listener work out for themselves which they are.


I've followed loads of Manchester bands over the years... from the industrial noise & dark poetry of Joy Division to the breezy, inward looking, laugh out loud Smiths and all manner of different Mancunian music. This album is right up there with the very best of them, and yet has been almost criminally overlooked. I believe it will one day be recognised not just one of Manchester's finest, but as a classic of it's time, which stands the test of time.

Sweet pop music doesn't get much better.

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