Album Review: Sugababes - 'Sweet 7' (Universal/Island)

Sugababes - 'Sweet 7' (Universal/Island)

The human body regenerates completely over a period of seven years, meaning you’re literally not the same person you were in 2003. With the replacement of sole remaining founder member Keisha Buchanan by Jade Ewen in September last year,...

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Sugababes: 'Change'

Sugababes: 'Change'

There was a time when the Sugababes were queens of the pop brigade, but now it’s a struggle remembering who’s still a member. Bearing this in mind, ‘Change’ seems an apt title for their fifth record, but with repetitive pop that fails to...

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Sugababes : Hole In The Head

Sugababes : Hole In The Head

From UK garage they may have come, but the Sugababes inexorable journey to the very heart of the mainstream is one of the most satisfying pop phenomenons. Difficult to see how they can again top the majesty of ‘Freak Like Me’ of course, but...

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Sugababes : Stronger/Angels With Dirty Faces

Sugababes : Stronger/Angels With Dirty Faces

Following on from a couple of such brilliant supergyrating singles as ‘Freak Like Me’ and ‘Round Round’, there was always the suspicion that ver ‘Babes might just slip up this time. Suspicions are sadly confirmed on ‘Stronger’ - the...

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Sugababes : Angels With Dirty Faces

Sugababes : Angels With Dirty Faces

In pop, there have always been two types of girl groups. The good girls, like The Supremes, Destiny's Child or the Spice Girls . And the bad girls, like The Shangri-Las, TLC or Bananarama. Bad girls go clubbing all night, take the piss out of...

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Sugababes : Round Round

Sugababes : Round Round

With the blinding ‘Freak Like Me’, Sugababes simultaneously resurrected a flagging career, brought the bootlegging scene overground, and provided fresh testimony to Gary Numan’s towering genius. This follow-up again draws inspiration from...

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Sugababes : Freak Like Me

Sugababes : Freak Like Me

You know the story by now – Girls On Top bootleg gets covered by faltering girl band, provides storming comeback success – but you have to hear this record to appreciate its full genius. It’s the sound of the underground hitting the...

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Sugababes : Soul Sound

Sugababes : Soul Sound

Forty-third single from the notoriously unsmiling adult-children of UK Ramp;B. Still not a patch on 'Overload', but 'Soul Sound' is pretty good nevertheless: tasteful slippery beats, tasteful acoustic guitars, the usual indolent harmonies. As...

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