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Music Consumption: Colin Newman
11/14/2000 Colin Newman: A-Z

I've been moved to pick up a proper copy of Colin Newman's A-Z, which I'd had in tape form. It's interesting that I haven't listened to much of this in years, but it all came flooding back. A-Z is indeed good, but 154 is much better. Not To is a favorite, including the brilliant pop of "Lorries." In the Newman catalog, though, the pinnacle for me may be Commercial Suicide--beautiful, moving, and personal all the way through.