CD review: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da - Madness

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 02/12/2012
Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da - Madness
Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da - Madness

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OUI OUI SI SI JA JA DA DA
Madness
(Shock)

Madness peeled back the years in rather dramatic fashion when they played atop Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen's royal jubilee. 

One of the original two-step Truetone ska bands it reunited the original members for a one-off lift-off ahead of their 10th studio album. 

And as the title suggests, there are many ways of saying yes to Madness, whether it's the sequel to one their original hits My Girl as My Girl 2, a clever lyric a clever line - "don't keep misery as your company or you might as well be dead (Misery) or the dub heavy twisted charm of Death Of A Rude Boy.

There are no real surprises or the kind of spontaneous energy that combusted in their signature tunes Our House and It Must Be Love but it's a yes more often than a no.

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