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The Best Thing (ever reissued)

Grow-Up : ‘The Best Thing + Without Wings‘ (LTM Recordings, 2015)

« Grow-Up’s LP is not only extremely commercial, it’s a record of mellow, sublime magic that extends the terse sound of the EP to a brilliant, luxurious level. Their sound is a sort of ingenious, sax-propelled chamber pop, of the Ayers/XTC English eccentric line, but it also holds the melancholy depth and sauce of Brechtian cabaret, the twists of Beefheart, the ambiguous tension of Lou Reed… Grow-Up have invented a whole new delirious pop world. They fracture tradition, push out and bend into spaces but keep it light, snappy and appealing. The Best Thing is not only Object’s greatest release, but a record that is up there with the obvious Mancunian biggies »

(Paul Morley, NME, 10/1979)