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Madness - 'How Can I Tell You'

No sax please. It's not 1981.

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Suggs forgot it isn’t the early 1980s any more, and that only saxophones used by hipsters are cool. Ooooops. He seems like he’d be a nice dad – offering wisdom like “Forgive yourself and you’ll be free” and “You’re gonna get hurt by the one you love most” – but his past-its-best ska sounds cheesy, like the theme to a rubbish family sitcom.

Sian Rowe

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