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Younger Younger 28's : Next big thing

. That this sombre tale is saddled to the back of a [B]Pete Watermanly[/B] stultifying early-'90s handbag house tune somewhat lessens the impact.

Younger Younger 28's : Next big thing

The same idea as the [a]Spearmint[/a] single, just not as good. The

problem

with the much-touted YY28's is that you can't really tell

where the

Saint Etienne conniving ends and where the earnest desire to

be a

Smash Hits sensation begins. 'Next Big Thing' is about a

suburban

single mum who dreams about being a pop sensation but inevitably ends up slumped over the ironing board in some tower block sprawl. That this sombre tale is saddled to the back of a Pete

Watermanly


stultifying early-'90s handbag house tune somewhat lessens the impact. It's probably meant to. You can't really tell, though.





Fact is the YY28's have got other songs which make 'Next

Big Thing
'

sound as lame as it does next to 'Sweeping The Nation'. One

day,

maybe, they'll get round to releasing one of them as a single.

Until

then, this island of faint praise in an ocean of indifferent press is going to have to do.



Jim Wirth

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