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Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life

Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

TIRED OF Brit guitar bands? Luke Haines of British trio Black Box Recorder is. Which is why he’s finally disbanded his old (guitar) group the Auteurs and committed himself to a new kind of shiny synthetic pop. But this is no ordinary pop, as BBR’s 1998 debut England Made Me made clear. It’s seductive ear candy with a high I.Q., featuring breathy singer Sarah Nixey cooing arch songs about sex, death and the English motorway system.

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