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Culture Club: From Luxury To Heartache (Virgin C2380)

Betty Page, Record Mirror, 5 April 1986

THE BOY has a new Mireille Mathieu haircut, a conscience and an album that, on first hearing, is soothing in the extreme. But the aural candy blandy soon ceases to ease pain, even if Arif Mardin has used his finest emery board to file Culture Club's rough edges down to an immaculately smooth finish.

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