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Former sleaze popper gets some soul

Har Mar Superstar - 'Bye Bye 17'

Album Info

  • Release Date: May 20, 2013
  • Producer: Har Mar Superstar / Jim Eno
  • Label: Cult
  • Fact: Har Mar doesn't pose in her grundies as much anymore
7 / 10 Har Mar Superstar was a man for the early to mid ’00s, when his single-entendre R&B earned him a fleeting notoriety, somewhere between electroclash provocateur and indie-rock semi-celebrity. His fifth album, however, is worth a listen. ‘Bye Bye 17’ ditches raunch and irony for old-fashioned songwriting and something approaching sincerity, and the results are kind of amazing. The likes of ‘Lady, You Shot Me’, ‘Restless Leg’ and ‘Rhythm Bruises’ aren’t just pastiches of vintage soul tropes, but genuinely great songs in their own right. Trust us, we’re as surprised as anyone.

Barry Nicolson Buy Har Mar Superstar - 'Bye Bye 17' at iTunes

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