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Big Country: The Seer

Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 28 June 1986

MORE "BIG MUSIC". More heroics. Another call-to-arms for the down to earth drummers who landscape their adolescence via Bono, Jim Kerr, Mike Scott and Stuart Adamson. I guess it's easy to be cynical about this mock-heroic music, this big bottomless bluster but, of all that ilk, I'll take Big Country hands down – this tried and tested formula anyday, over U2's disgusting evangelical blather. But formula it is, as contrived and as convincing as, say, Status Quo, if a tad more more evocative.

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