Tracey Thorn – Oh, The Divorces!

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Everything But The Girl may have been amongst the wettest duo’s of the 1990’s but to their credit were savvy enough to orchestrate a screamadelica like about turn when a remix of one of their tracks ‘Missing’ became a huge hit in 1994. Respect but the consistent nag that they could easily slip back into syrupy self-indulgence never went away. So it came as a bit of a surprise when I fell so madly in love with a track from (one half of EBTG) Tracey Thorn’s third solo album ‘Love And Its Opposites’ (due in May). ‘Oh, The Divorces!’ is expertly constructed but the most pleasing aspect is the strength of the tune. That and the fact that Thorn has shorn the piece of production effluent, this is stripped back and effortless. A wonderful tune from a late bloomer (for these ears at least). KD

Tracey Thorn – Oh, The Divorces!

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Tracey Thorn
Year: 2010

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4 Comments

  1. February 21, 2010
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    This is the best track I’ve heard from her since Marine Girls.

  2. February 28, 2010
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    Hate to disagree with the mighty mp3 hugger but enthusiastic were one of the best bands of the 80s. The jazz inflected Eden, the indie pop of Love not Money followed by a string of perfect albums without a single duff track. Missing was a great track but it was the catalyst for a string of boring samey albums that don’t linger long in the memory. It’s great to hear Tracey back on track with a return to the acoustic beauty of her debut album.
    Paul aka the Devil Has The Best Tuna http://www.besttuna.blogspot.com .

  3. February 28, 2010
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    Can’t argue with you Paul because I only really know their main singles which I universally detested. Cheers for the lesson though!

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