Album: Luke Haines, 21st Century Man (Fantastic Plastic)

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The publication of his Britpop-based memoir Bad Vibes has increased the perception that all Haines' works, written or musical, are essentially autobiography laced with bitter socio-cultural critique. 21st Century Mandoes nothing to shake theAuteur's image as theangry man in the corner ofthe pub of pop. But angrymensometimes need to belistened to and the finalehere is a Harrison-esquetitle track that revisits thebleaker moments of the1970s and 1980swhilevowing he's going to "lay itall to rest". Believe that,you'll believe anything.