Angela Lewis on pop
Friday 28 June 1996
Most satisfyingly, their new album, Free Peace Sweet, boasts a fresh batch of excellent songs, so much so it's impossible not to trip over one potential top 10 winner after another. Sure, there's plunges into melancholy with the likes of "If You're Thinking of Me", but they are well outnumbered by joyous and surefooted songs steeped in joyous, Sixties melodies, like "Prey for Drinking" and "Trust in Time" - enough to give Britpop extra staying power. Most Anglo-centric bands on their third album show signs of wilting, but Dodgy tunes are looking smart. And that, at the end of the day, is what counts most.
Dodgy, 1 Jul, Newcastle Riverside (0191- 261 4386), 2 Jul, Manchester University (0161-275 2930)
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