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8 Feb 1995

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  Song Title
Line Up
Car Song
Hold Me Now
Indian Song
Waking Up
Never Here

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Feb 1995
  • Label: Deceptive
  • Copyright: 1995 Deceptive Records Ltd
  • Total Length: 38:00
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  • ASIN: B001N0P5GA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,085 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated 1 May 2004
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Elastica's debut album is one of the most underrated albums of the Britpop era. They were written off because Justine was dating Damon, so everybody saw them as nothing but a bunch of cash in chancers.
From the opening track, Line Up to the brilliant final song Stutter, this album simply roars past you at real speed. 15 Songs in 38 minutes, and they manaqe to go from all out pop rock like Waking Uo and Blue, to beautifully written atmospheric tracks like Never Here and Hold Me Now.
Its sad that Justine is still seen as "Blur Indoors" by many, but this debut album is simply too good to ignore. The lyrics range from flirtatious humour like in Car Song, to the lonliness of Never Here. The songs are catchy pop/rock tracks, but unlike most Britpop it doesn't sound like yesterdays news.
Its a shame Elastica never really followed this album up, but there is enough to enjoy on this debut album to allow us to forgive them for that. Nine years on and this is still a real favourite of mine, and if you can ignore all the media snipings at Justine for having a famous boyfriend at the time the album was released then you will be listening to a seriously underrated and quite brilliant album.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still My Fave 24 Feb 2003
By Paul
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I would give this album 10 stars if i could. It's hard to express how many times i have listened to it since i bought it when i was 12 i think, now im 21 and this album still kicks ass. Almost 10 years old and however dated the whole new wave of new wave debate was, this band, and this album can never sound dated.
Punky-fast and fun(vaseline, blue) but still raw and beautiful (smile/hold me now)my fave song on this album is stutter, as i never listened to it as it was the last sonmg on the slbum until i was 15, i was soooo angry that i had missed years of loving the best song on the album.
It sounds like nothing and everything, blondie and wire are obvious comparisons, but the humour is fantastic (car song/waking up) and heartbreak is traumatic (never here/2:1).
The only thing i regret is that there is no more elastica.
But this album and remember that britpop was a media created farce, the decent bands shone!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums ever 5 Dec 2000
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This is very good indeed. "Never here" is one of the best songs I ever heard. At the first the I heard it, I kept listening to it for 45 minutes straight. And even now if I hear it, I'm hardly ever able to hear it just once. I just have to hit repeat. There are many classic songs on this albums, like "Stutter" and "Waking up". Short and powerful songs. Yes this is definitely one of the best albums I own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheers me up every time... 13 Jun 2010
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I like this record! I know everyone goes on about how Justine only got signed because she was dating Damon... but I have no way of assessing the truth of that, so instead - here's a thought - let's just listen to the record and see whether it's any good! That said - it's not as good as I remember it being first time around. I got it again in a fit of nostalgia and I think it will probably stay something I listen to now and then...
For me there are some weak songs on here but there are also some really good tracks ( I really like 'S.O.F.T' and 'Stutter') - and some really funny lyrics - I still love the 'in every little Honda, there may lurk a Peter Fonda' line - tee hee! As an album - it's not on my Desert Island list but it's definitely one I'd listen to again if I got rescued.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why this album is kate worthy 17 Nov 2007
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Elastica,a briefly hyped "New Wave of New Wave," and that actually gives you a pretty fair idea what you're in for with this solid if not exactly groundbreaking debut effort.A rare treat dubbed one of the greatest albums of the 20th century,with a facsinating mix of electronic and contrived electric and dare i say it indie the self titled album hits the spot.Lead singer Justine Frichman is a micture between debbie harry,chrissie hynde and Siouxsie Sioux she brings a certain stage credibility to the monotonous brit-pop at the time.
I was only 2 when the album was released but its a classic kind of a latter year london calling or hatful of hollow.Short spiky energetic songs make this debut a gem,It's the perfect driving album also so i daresay
buy elastica's self titled masterpiece you will not regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elastica 9 Mar 2014
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Bought this for just two must have tracks 1 & 2 . ended up loving the whole album.
Sounds fresh and full of attitude every time I play it.
Nothing over blown or over produced. Pure youthful energy with understated musical talent.
A great album to put on while your getting ready for Friday night !
Must be played at a dis-respectable volume.
Most likely an all time Classic album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant 29 Nov 2013
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Well, being a 60's person I've owned a large number of great albums but this is one of the best and I listen to it very, very often. It's the musical equivalent of the Himalayas, a series of high points with a some extremely high. Waking Up and Stutter are superb. I never tire of this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!!! 9 Aug 2013
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Fantastic album by a great band. Every song on this album is a winner (all killer no filler) even if they did rip off Wire's 'Three Girl Rhumba'....Any fan of 90s 'Brit Pop' needs this in their collection.....
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