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!