Album: Poly Styrene, Generation Indigo (Future Noise Music)

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As you read this, Poly Styrene is lying in a hospice with breast cancer. If that wasn't tragic enough, it happens to coincide with an upturn in the punk legend's creativity.

Generation Indigo is a hugely enjoyable electro-pop album which sees the X-Ray Spex singer reprising the eye for cutting social observation she first expressed on classics such as "Germ-Free Adolescents". It's proof, if we needed any, that if we lose Poly, we'll be losing one of the greats.