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The Sound: Jeopardy

Dave McCullough, Sounds, November 1980

THE ARBITRARINESS, the inconsistencies of rock tend to help arid hinder, but more hinder a band such as The Sound. It makes some look at their precocity with doubt. Others to laugh off their unglorious roots, the Outsiders. Others will see the "playing mistakes" of Jeopardy as proof that they 're utterly useless. Even more will just refuse to credit that an unknown quantity could make a from nowhere debut album this good, and, finally, moaners like myself will continually search for evidence that it is this good. will make us dig out the certainty of little things like passion and warmth.

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