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The The: Slow Emotion Replay

Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 28 August 1993

The very mention of THE THE inspires visions of musical doom, fretful soul-searching and a general air of unreconstructed gloom. But does MATT JOHNSON really deserve his reputation as pop's Mr Glum? PAUL MATHUR meets Reading's Saturday night headliner and thinks not.

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