Harry – The Trouble With… Harry

Formerly "dirty" rock chick cleans up her act on debut album

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Platinum rock goddess-in-training Harry first caught attention fronting London based rock quartet Dirty Harry. Now, with one kohl-lined eye fixed firmly on the charts, she has ditched the “dirty” part of her epithet and restyled herself for the pop market. The outcome is a debut which combines the eeriness of electro-rock with the Day-Glo glamour of pop culture and attempts to prove Harry is more than a ridiculously pretty face. Her pouting vocal performance makes for a polished cover of Belouis Some’s “Imagination”while “Valley”is a rasping, rock-based affair. But the album steals too much from ’80s synth bands to attain real individuality.

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