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Sugababes: Taller In More Ways

Nick Southall, Stylus, 20 October 2005

POP ACTS AREN'T SUPPOSED to release four albums, aren't supposed to have careers; they're meant to emerge quickly, define a brief era, and be seen as old hat by the time the second single from the second album comes out. Just look at those two reigniters of the female pop flame for confirmation — both The Spice Girls and their sassier, classier counterparts All Saints burned brightly and then quickly out rather than faded away over the course of several records. Steps and S Club 7 likewise. (Boyzone and Westlife's extended successes can be ignored due to the significantly older demographic of their fanbase, pensioners being much less avowed by pop.cult. trends and developments.)

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