Album Reviews: Sugababes

SUGABABES Sweet 7 * Island2722795 £13.99

There's not an original member in the current Sugababes line-up, and not an original thought in their multiple producers' heads. One track, Get Sexy, is feeble enough to revisit Right Said Fred, for goodness's sake. The single, Wear My Kiss, is a Girls Aloud tune in disguise, and the previous About A Girl a characterless aerobic workout.

This is sad identikit pop which bears no relation to the spunky girl band who subverted Gary Numan into Freak Like Me. Seldom have an act had the life autotuned out of them to such an extent.

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&#149 This article was first published in Scotland on Sunday, March 14, 2010