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Cathi Unsworth: The Singer

Nicky Charlish, Culture Wars, 24 September 2007

POPULAR MUSIC is, by its very nature, ephemeral. So are its singers. Every rock or pop record that makes it to the charts is a work of three-minute heroes, most doomed to one-hit fame followed by ongoing obscurity. It seems, at first glance, to be an unlikely candidate for being a source of deeper meaning about the human condition. Can anything substantial emerge from it?

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