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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Get Miles
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5:16
 
Whippin' Piccadilly
2
3:12
 
Make No Sound
3
3:26
 
78 Stone Wobble
4
4:22
 
Tijuana Lady
5
7:08
 
Here It Comes the Breeze
6
5:29
 
Love Is Better Than a Warm Trombone
7
3:29
 
Get Myself Arrested
8
4:03
 
Free to Run
9
4:31
 
Bubble Gum Years
10
3:20
 
Rie's Wagon
11
9:07
 
The Comeback
12
0:44
 

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