12 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Britpop didn’t just instil new confidence into UK guitar music, it gave something for the next generation of bands to push back against. On a debut that won the 1998 Mercury Prize, the questing spirit of these Merseysiders takes them—stylistically at least—as far as the Mississippi Delta and West Coast freeways. “Whippin’ Piccadilly” is a tale of a boozy day in Manchester set to electro-warped blues, a hypnotic, swampy groove cuts through the lo-fi, Beck-like “78 Stone Wobble” and hungover Mariachi ballad “Tijuana Lady” avoids pastiche by being inescapably gorgeous.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Britpop didn’t just instil new confidence into UK guitar music, it gave something for the next generation of bands to push back against. On a debut that won the 1998 Mercury Prize, the questing spirit of these Merseysiders takes them—stylistically at least—as far as the Mississippi Delta and West Coast freeways. “Whippin’ Piccadilly” is a tale of a boozy day in Manchester set to electro-warped blues, a hypnotic, swampy groove cuts through the lo-fi, Beck-like “78 Stone Wobble” and hungover Mariachi ballad “Tijuana Lady” avoids pastiche by being inescapably gorgeous.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Olmez ,

The Billy Bo*#¥cks

Futuristic, forgot about this album because I lost my original cd, came across it again on iTunes, purchased it again and even bought it on cd on eBay for a colleague in work for his birthday that I knew would appreciate decent music , he wasn't disappointed and was made up that I brought missed sounds and great sounds I might add into his catalogue of what's a must into anyone's should have collection for me it brought back good memories of late nights and good times, roll on them, if your wondering whether to give it a go, sort your swede out and get your hand in your pocket, a must, happy days

Bodsass ,

Great

Amazing album. Every tune is soulful.

Addyos83 ,

Gomez

I forgot how cool this album was until I heard it again. Good times.

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