How Dubstar seem to have fallen so far outside our collective consciousness I cannot explain. Disgraceful might have seemed like an uneven album at the time of its release, but its highs were surely memorable: “Stars”, “Not So Manic Now”, “Elevator Song”, and a cover of Billy Bragg’s “St Swithin’s Day”. And Dubstar’s second album Goodbye, from 1997, is awash with great melody (“No More Talk” should be a staple of all 90s radio stations) and biting lyric - “When You Say Goodbye” is particularly brutal.
But no. The likes of “Stars”, and “No More Talk” each have no more than a few thousand hits on youtube. I really don’t want have to use the “U” word, but perhaps for once the commenterati are right.
If not underrated, then overlooked: equally egregious.