The gleeful arrogance of youth is embedded in every cheerfully defiant groove of 21-year-old Amy Macdonalds debut. The merry-go-round lilt in her jingle-jangle Europop marches softens lyrics that dismiss everyone over a certain age, including rock legends, as not worthy of attention. She spies the lies behind his eyes of the poetic genius in Poison Prince, an arrogant pop superstar who puts the moves on her. Poetry doesnt interest her: What we all want and what we all crave/Is an upbeat song, so we can dance the night away, she declares. This Is the Life and Mr. Rock n Roll further debunk the mystique of hard-living rock bohemianism. And Youth of Today sums up her attitude as she chides pundits, You dont know a single thing about the youth of today. If her message echoes the mid-60s battle cries of Bob Dylan and the Who, her tunes, which exclude no one, are almost as light and catchy as ABBAs greatest hits.
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