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74. Sugababes – Overload

11/10/2009

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The current line-up of the Sugababes might represent a modern day ship of Theseus (the philosophical conundrum that ponders whether something that has had all its original components replaced remains fundamentally the same object), but that wasn’t even an academic exercise back when Overload was jinking around the nation’s radio like some gum-chewing teenager: back in the winter of 2000, this was just a gloriously nonchalant piece of pop, sung by three wayward council estate girls who looked, enticingly, like they could probably handle themselves in a fight. The gyrating delivery of the verses, the Pulp Fiction-indebted guitar solo and half-speed middle eight combine to create a pouting pop menace, and before you know it, you’re hooked. Nearly ten years on it still oozes cool – you almost wish the ex-/genuine Sugababes could put their differences aside and have another crack at something as good as this.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. simon permalink
    15/10/2009 2:31 pm

    “The current line-up of the Sugababes might represent a modern day ship of Theseus” is definitely my favourite phrase of this blog so far.

  2. Jen permalink
    16/10/2009 11:08 am

    Pseud’s corner, perhaps?

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