The story of Madness... in their own words
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REBECCA SCHILLER (reviewing the album in NME): Oh, cruel irony, thy name is Suggs. “Communication is a skill you must acquire… it is essential”, he gurns on How Can I Tell You?. Pray tell then, sir: why are you half-arseing your way through such a thick slurry of clod-hopping ska-by-numbers? Or wallowing in pits of cliché (So Alive), flapping your bits about and chasing fillies down the local disco (Never Knew Your Name), or grinning your way through frivolous ditties (Misery)? When you can no longer squeeze into your old ‘You don’t have to be mad to be in this band, but it helps’ T-shirt, it’s time to hang it up for good.