Album: Steps

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I know, I know, this is meant to be a serious newspaper. But as Melvyn Bragg says, you have to study the low culture as well as the high. And Steps is a pop phenomenon. So what's the appeal? Well, it's that disco beat in tracks like "Last Thing on My Mind" that will get anybody dancing after a few drinks on a Saturday night. There are new songs too: "Baby Don't Dance" reprises the meta camp sound that has made the band a gay club favourite, but "Words Are Not Enough" is as dreary as any Westlife ballad. You'll want this CD if you like a laugh. As for the rest of you miserable people, you can just go back to your Starsailor.

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