Refraining from falling into the ugly pit of Smash Hits and friends, which contains reviews of six characters or less (e.g. Funky pop ballad - Rockin' fun party tune - Charlie is Fit), I put down the classic Top Ten, review them and add a lucky dip to t'bottom.
They Might Be Giants - New York City
Stranglers - (Get a) Grip (on Yourself)
Raveonettes - My Boyfriend's Back
Angry Samoans - Posh Boy's Cock
Beat Happening - Our Secret
X - Adult Books
Jilted John - The Birthday Kiss
Gypsey - Smile In Hell
The Monks - Shut Up
Raveonettes - Let's Rave On
The Top track of the week this time took me by surprise. I've heard it a few times, but I took another listen and it suddenly ruled the world. Factory Showroom is as good as Flood, and not much people realise it. Another song from the record that's recorded without electricity using one of Edison's devices from 1898 (I Can Hear You) can't be wrong.