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Pop Art (Deluxe Edition) by Transvision Vamp

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Reviewed on 12th April 2013.


Pop Art (Deluxe Edition)

By Transvision Vamp

The latest band to get the reissue treatment from Universal are indie hipsters Transvision Vamp, with their first two records being remastered and given a supporting disc of extra tracks.

Pop Art, the debut which saw frontwoman Wendy James branded controversial - for both looking sexy, and for singing about sex on I Want Your Love - has aged nicely. It sounds dated, yes, but in that comforting kind of way that only fiesty indie pop albums from the tail end of the eighties can.

It's all bubblegum and aggression, but the balance is right, especially with first single Revoloution Baby and the energetic bounce of Psychosonic Cindy.

Admittedly the b-sides and remixes included don't offer much fresh insight or perspective, but when an album is this much fun you don't need to care so much about the cast-offs.



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