Album: Theoretical Girl, Divided (Memphis Industries)

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Much is expected fromthe "Southend-on-Seasiren" Amy Turnnidge'sTheoretical Girl. But,what's this?

An almostconceptbreak-up albumthat is to such exemplarsof the form as Here, MyDear andBlood on theTracks whatTwo Pints…is toThe Royle Family.Turnnidge has a sweet,almost female-Morrisseyvoice but three jauntilybitter songs in you'llfeel as guilty as if you'dpeeped into a teenager'sdiary. Someone's hurt her,but she needs to moveon. The fear is that bythe time she does, sowill we.