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Elastica Audio CD
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1. Line Up
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3. Connection
4. Car Song
5. Smile
6. Hold Me Now
7. S.O.F.T.
8. Indian Song
9. Blue
10. All-Nighter
11. Waking Up
12. 2:1
13. See That Animal
14. Stutter
15. Never Here
16. Vaseline

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It all began with the perfect pop moment of "Stutter," and then everyone wondered if Elastica had it in them to produce more sublime songs. Elastica showed that they did. Never quite as much Britpop as Birdpop, Justine Frischmann parlayed a Bryan Ferry hairstyle into an individual take on the world with material like "Car Song" and "2:1," while the rest of the band showed that they were along for more than just the ride. And if they owed a debt to Wire, well, it was all paid in the end (out of the royalties). The question was, could they ever follow it up? Chris Nickson

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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album Feb. 22 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good Album, very raw (almost) all-girl band from the 90s. Good debut album. I ordered this one to replace my worn out cassette tape.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Snap up this Elastica April 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
I always forget how good Elastica's eponymous debut album is, so it's a pleasant surprise to pop it into the stereo. There's nothing particularly revolutionary about this record (although having three out of four band-members being female is, sadly, still something of a rarity), but what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in spontaneity. This is a fun, bouncy, catchy bunch of songs and no mistake.
The tracks don't deviate from their guitar-bass-drums sound. They're all short and fast-paced. It's slightly punkish sounding, with a harder edge to it than most of the rest of the Brit-pop that was out around this time. There are some really nice melodies running through here. It's hard, but not too hard -- tuneful, but not too tuneful. A few of the songs are great, and none of them are bad. There's nothing on here that's any worse than solid.
The album has a very consistent sound (perhaps a polite way of saying all the songs sound the same, which is a fair criticism, but since I like them, it's not something I'm going to complain about). If you liked "Connection" (which was all over the airways when this first came out) you'll probably like this; if you hated that song, then the rest of the album probably isn't your cup of tea either.
Oh, and Suede fans will note that Brett Anderson gets a song writing credit in "See That Animal" (did every song he was writing in the mid-90s have some reference to animals?!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amongst the best of the 1990's April 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
Elastica is dead, long live Elastica.
Justine et all put together perhaps one of the best albums to come down the pike in the nearly barren wasteland of the 1990's (heck that extends to the 2000's).
Stutter and Connection are the obvious songs on the CD and are the glue that holds it together. Intermixed beside these two incredible songs are a load of very good songs (2:1, Vaseline, Car Song, etc.), which is a tough trick no matter what band you are.
If you do not own this CD, get out from under your rock and buy it. It is not too late.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of playfully punky pop gems April 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album has become an essential staple in my Cd player since i was lucky enough to find it at a local store.
Its sixteen, relatively short songs, are energy bursts full of spunk and punky magnificence.
Such songs as the most popular, "Stutter" and "Connection", "Car Song", "Waking Up" and "2:1" are filled the catchiness and wittiness to keep you coming back for more.
Quite Reccomended.
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By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Elastica's song Connections was featured rather prominently in a couple of episodes of the short-lived television series My So-Called Life, and I was so enamored with this song that I bought Elastica's album. I thought it was pretty good music at the time; about a year ago, I decided to listen to the CD for the first time in several years - I hated it; I couldn't even get halfway through the album. Today, I decided to give the CD another try, and some of the old magic must have been in the air because suddenly I was impressed once again. Who knows what I will think next time? I think my unpredictable reaction to this music is, in large part, due to the fact that I haven't roamed through the musical landscape in which it dwells - I'm not even sure if this particular album falls under old wave or new wave music. I would say there is a strong punk influence here, but I may be wrong because I've never even come close to going through a punk phase. In any event, Elastica's sound is strong, raw, unadorned, and unrestrained; to my ears, it sounds like this band is rocking out in a neighbor's garage - this is a good thing, by the way. Elastica didn't worry about impressing listeners with a bunch of fancy, fake musical shenanigans. The tracks are all relatively short (the entire album of 16 songs has a running time of only 40 minutes) - it's as if the energy could only sustain its maximum effect for so long, and Elastica refused to sacrifice an ounce of musical integrity by padding the songs with the least bit of musical filler.
Elastica never came close to recapturing the magic of this album, but this Britpop group did leave its mark on 90s music. Today, more than ever, their music is a refreshing breath of fresh air rising above the general miasma of 90s rock.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "A Connection was made". Jan. 6 2004
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
I remember how hyped this was when it came out, and it actually lived up to it. In fact this debut was so good, they couldn't match it afterwards. It's a great britpop-punk album, that could possibly be bigger today, than it was in 1995. The infectious hit here is "Connection", but most of the album is much the same. I think "Car Song" and "Stutter" were popular too. Overall this cd is extremely good, and solid front to back. But, much like "Veruca Salt", they peaked early, and then..........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sure it's derivative....but it rocks
Aside from the weirdly out of place and somewhat weak Indian Song, this is a really kick-ass CD. Sure, there are a few Wire riffs here and there, and maybe a couple Stranglers... Read more
Published on Nov. 30 2002 by Justin Mclaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars It's been seven years since this CD came out
and I'm still listening to it as much as possible. Elastica's self-titled debut ranks #1 in my cd player, simply because of its staying power -- I've never had a cd that I can... Read more
Published on Oct. 19 2002 by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Seven years after this cd came out
and I'm still listening to it as much as possible. Elastica's self-titled debut ranks #1 in my cd player, simply because of its staying power -- I've never had a cd that I can... Read more
Published on Oct. 19 2002 by Amy
4.0 out of 5 stars New Retro
Good singer, good band, ace inspiration (Wire, largely). More evidence of the 70s connection in the sleeve: check out Ultravox!'s first album to see what I mean.
Published on Oct. 8 2002 by A. G. Bailey
4.0 out of 5 stars A great 90s Pop collection you should invest in
I recently bought the Elastica album used for 6.99 remembering them from my high school days in the mid-90s(i feel old suddenly!) I was very impressed with the album. Read more
Published on July 28 2002 by Christopher Lally
5.0 out of 5 stars Elastica - Pop-Punk New Wave of New Wave
Elastica deserve a place somewhere in the Hall Of Fame for Pop. Sadly thanks to boybands and their ilk, pop's good name has taken a thrashing. THERE ARE GOOD POP BANDS! Whoa. Read more
Published on May 26 2002 by Yertle the Turtle
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