Gene: Olympian (Polydor) ***
Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 29 June 1995
BARELY A year old, Gene have already attracted the standard amount of instant acclaim in merry old England. In this latest case the critical clamor has cleaved neatly into opposing sentiments: either a rousing "Brilliant. Olympian is indeed the music of the gods!" or a skeptical "Not the Smiths but an incredible simulation." Unsurprisingly, Olympian's reality falls somewhere in between.
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