After the success of 'It's A Shame About Ray' in 1992, Evan Dando's band followed it up with the following year with 'Come on Feel the Lemonheads', my hands down favourite Lemonheads album, and a CD that will complement any music collection.
With virtually every track worthy of being a big hit in it's own right, the album itself was a top 5 smash in the UK and certified Gold, as well as in the US and Australia. The most famous song, alongside a string of other classic singles, is 'Into Your Arms', which reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks for nine weeks.
This is a beautiful crafted album, showcasing a variety of different tunes, from the upbeat, poppy 'Into Your Arms', to the soulful 'Big Gay Heart', there's even Belinda Carlisle on backing vocals on 'I'll Do It Anyway', a song written for her by Dando. Despite the varying styles, a great number of tracks do maintain a breezy light pop/country flavour, which is quite different to their early, grittier, more 'in-your-face' punk releases.
To me, this is the perfect album from one of the evergreen feel-good bands who have given us so much consistently good music. If you wish to introduce a friend to them, play he or she this one first.