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Thereza Bazar

November

1985

NME

album review

 
 
THE BIG KISS

Thereza Bazar

AS TREVOR Horn amply illustrated when he hoisted Thereza and David Van Thing to stardom – a sense of style and economy in lyrics and the opposite in production can lead one into realms of grippingly dynamic pop music. Left to their own devices, Dollar were always grindingly ordinary. It is this ordinariness which Thereza continues to explore on her first solo album.

It's not terrible but simply lacks the vision and ambition that might make it leap from the speakers and into the brain. She sounds at best like Madonna and at worst like a baby seal. Most of the songs are perfunctory renderings of cliches mated to a studio technique never adventurous enough to be enticing.

 

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