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The Charlatans: Fake That and Party!

Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 16 September 1995

THE CHARLATANS are Number One! That's not a value judgement — it's a fact! This week, the band many had written off as ex-baggy no-marks on a downward spiral to nowhere are at pole position in the charts with an album that capitalises on the current Stones-y, funky, bluesy rock thang. PAUL MATHUR charts the rise then fall then rise again of the luckiest band in Britain.

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