Damage : So What If I

They remain that band with the bloke who goes out with Emma Bunton.

If there's anything worse than a straightforward boyband, it's a boyband who believe the term couldn't possibly apply to them. Damage appear to think that, because they can harmonise without the help of a million-dollar studio and choose to wear twisted Levi's rather than pristine white suits, they're somehow superior to their more unashamed, poppier peers. Here's a newsflash. They're not. 'So What If I' is yet another helping of bland, sentimental pop masquerading as R&B with a tinny, over-produced sound, lyrics that say nothing and an over-generous helping of strings. In their head, Damage are The Commodores. To the rest of us, they remain that band with

the bloke who goes out with Emma Bunton.

Siobhan Grogan

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