- Audio CD (March 14 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Geffen Records
- ASIN: B000003TBB
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
|1. Line Up|
|4. Car Song|
|6. Hold Me Now|
|8. Indian Song|
|11. Waking Up|
|13. See That Animal|
|15. Never Here|
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?!).
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.
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.Read more ›