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Better than the first album by a mile. The most exquisite set of pop songs!

Classic 80's album

Superb balance of Paul Heaton's lyrics and brilliant melodies with Norman Cook's funky bass lines. It brings me back and never gets old! So glad it is finally available on iTunes to supplement my LP gathering dust in the basement.


Formed: 1984 in Hull, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s

One of Britain's more popular indie guitar pop groups of the late '80s, the Housemartins' post-Smiths guitar jangle and subtle updating of catchy, melodic British beat groups earned the Hull-based quartet a substantial critical and popular following within the U.K. Though the group never gained much more than a cult following in America, their balance of simple, memorable melodies and cutting sarcasm helped them rise into the British Top Ten, as well as earn consistently strong reviews. The Housemartins...
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