Album: The Enemy, Music for the People, (Warner)

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The bafflingly popular Enemy are a band with their heart in the right place but an inability to express themselves in anything other than the most clichéd and graceless ways.

From the opening "Elephant Song" which, in title and sound, echoes the Stone Roses, lad-rock signifiers abound and their entire social-realist lexicon is borrowed from the Specials, the Clash and New Model Army.

Music for the People has all the beauty and charm of kicking-out time at Wetherspoon's.

Pick of the album: Lost in the supermarket: "Nation Of Checkout Girls"