Various Artists – Sean Rowley’s Guilty Pleasures

Innocent nostalgia-fest; highly-charged

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Never mind the canon; here’s the fodder. Rowley’s BBC London show celebrates the anti-cool?the less credible ’70s songs blown away by punk. White men with bad hair made fine records even then, and this knows its Blue-Eyed Naff. Alessi’s sweet “Oh Lori”, Andy Kim’s growly “Rock Me Gently”, Sherbert’s “Howzat”?giants all of the one-hit-wonder game. Colin Blunstone’s “Say You Don’t Mind”, ELO’s “Sweet Talkin’ Woman”?if only these artists would accept they’ll never do better. All this plus gems by 10cc, Pilot and Jim Gilstrap. The people’s album of the year.

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