Richard X vs Liberty X : Being Nobody

Richard X vs Liberty X : Being Nobody

Truly, a record to get over-excited about.

Oh, sweet irony: the Popstars rejects have become the factory standard. Pete Waterman’s career jumped the shark with One True Voice because he forgot that the beauty of manufactured pop is that it’s supposed to sound moulded, a synthetic love song to the production line that birthed it. And that’s the plastic essence of ‘Being Nobody’, where bootleg auteur Richard X steals the bare-bones backing from the [a]Human League[/a]’s proto-electronic debut ‘Being Boiled’, while the [a]Liberty[/a]s stalk in the background, their talent-show warblings shadowed by stern dominatrix whispers. Truly, a record to get over-excited about.

Louis Pattison