Madness – ‘How Can I Tell You’

No sax please. It's not 1981.

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

Details

Record label: Cooking Vinyl
Release date: 08 Apr, 2013