4 Out of 5 Stars for t.A.T.u.'s '200 km/h in the Wrong Lane' Album from

Time of publication: 16.02.2003
"4 out of 5 stars ... just as t.A.T.u’s image, personality and ’message’ is every bit as important and damn essential to their overall worth as it is with every band ever, and therefore should not be overlooked or treated lightly, the main reason to take notice is the music. Because it’s really very good indeed.

The impassioned, giddy pop rush of ‘All The Things She Said’ is no one-off, the rest of the album is largely a bouquet of iridescent, thunderous, noisy mock-rock anthems that bitch and twist and curl their lip and flick their hip ... it's the clear and distinct voices of the two singers that shine through.

The conquering of the Western music charts rests, ultimately, on their slim shoulders, and a completely unprecedented success it is - because, don’t be fooled by the rocks that they got, they’re still Julia & Lena from the Eastern Bloc - and they’ve delivered the first pop masterpiece of the year. Don’t pretend you don’t care."

- David Merryweather,
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