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Album Review: 'Ugly Beautiful'

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Ugly Beautiful

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Baby Bird
Producers:
Atlantic
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

Old-timers such as Echo & the Bunnymen are reviving new wave, but on his first album, Baby Bird’s Stephen Jones has trumped them. Sounding like an updated version of a John Hughes film soundtrack, Ugly retains the portentous vocals of that ’80s band, but leavens them with a surreal, off-kilter wit and an endless supply of hooks. B+