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I Should Coco
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 2011
I was lucky i was at school pre mobile phone,when there was a vestige of morality,the pornography of celebrity a foetus,pre big brother and we were all mostly computer illiterate,i still am.These were the days i say as i put on my rather large rose tinted glasses.You came to school talking like a rapper stones would be thrown at you.I Should Coco is a classic british pop record that soundtracked my youth.And it stills pogos around like a kid with ADD who has drunk a litre of cola.Full of beans,cheek and humour it really is a wonderful album.Forget teen angst this is teen jinks.Incredible to think the boys were about 18 when they recorded this album.This is THE britpop album in the truest sense and if the albums of the time were trump cards you can have my Parklife and Definetly Maybe i will have your I Should Coco and Dog Man Star.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 2003
This album is probably Supergrass' best (although 'In It For The Money' is superb too but this has more 'Mojo'). It combines classic punk with britpop in a unique way with VERY catchy songs which go by so fast that its easy not to recognise and appreciate the melodic complexity of them.
The album has alot of energy and is a very fun listen with tracks like 'Mansize Rooster' providing a very uplifting sound which features warm harmonised backing vocals that make you feel good and happy inside.
I recommend this album to any music fan and I would imagine you would have heard the single 'Alright'- well if you like that song (can't imagine why you wouldn't) then you will love this album.
I am proud that great artists like Supergrass are from Britain and i am very proud to have this album in my precious music collection!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2004
Just bought this album last week after listening to "In it for the Money" and "Supergrass" on a pub jukebox last week. Once upon a time, I used to listen to a hell of a lot of britpop, but since then I've got into all sorts of things. Listening to the two albums mentioned above reminded me how good Supergrass actually are, so I bought it, and I think it's just fantastic.
Of course, everybody knows "Alright", but that's nowhere near the best song on the album. "I'd Like to Know" and "Mansize Rooster" are just about the most fun a tune can be, and that's what this type of music is all about. Since this album, Supergrass have grown into a much more mature (but no less fun) band, and this record shows pretty much their most raucous adolescent side, which is at times hilarious, and at others, just a clear ineffable British coolness. Admittedly, it tails off a little towards the end, but when it's on in the background of a party filled with 18 year olds, beer and maybe a little bit of other substances (such as those that Gaz was caught by the fuzz for), it's just storming all the way through. A definate for Supergrass fans, but for those new to the band, get "In it for the Money".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps the most famous song on Supergrass' first album 'I Should Coco' is the evergreen classic 'Alright', an anthem of the Britpop era. I just love the line in that song: "We are young, we go out, smoke a f*g, put it out!", such simple lyrics, but such a brilliant social comment in a way. The rest of the album, which contains further hits like 'Caught By The Fuss', 'Mansized Rooster' and 'Lenny' continues with the same raw energy and genuine excitement. The opener, 'I'd Like To Know' is a Supergrass classic, and one of my favourite songs of the band.

The whole of 'I Should Coco' can easily be played in it's entirety, and for an album that was released back in 1995, all of the songs still sound as fresh as they ever did, and are incredibly catchy. Barely out of their teens when the Supergrass trio released this classic, it demonstrates what a talented bunch of young men they were, and deserve their place among the most popular and important bands of the day. What makes this an even more impressive album is when you consider that this polished work was in fact a debut!

If you only know (and like) the one song, then you'll definitely enjoy the entire 'I Should Coco', a era-defining album virtually made to make you instantly feel good. Gaz and his boys followed this one up two years later with the outstanding In It For The Money, which already demonstrated more complex song writing and showed strong signs of musicial maturity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2004
this album summed up my summer of 1995; young and full of energy. Its the perfect mid 1990's adolescent album, full of punchy tunes and memorable pop records. The album's first song 'I'd like to know' is a perfect tune to jump up and down to, getting the blood flowing, followed by the young punky goodness of 'Caught by the Fuzz', the perfect anthem for every tearyaway youth whose going through their difficult stage! 'Alright' is the perfect summer pop song, whilst songs like Lose It and Lenny rock your socks off. the 2nd half of the album is abit calmer with more melodic rather than riff heavy guitar. Songs like She's so loose, Time and Sofa of my lethargy are great soulful tunes. All in all, this album is brilliant. Sadly they did deteriorate, though 'in it for the money' was a good album with a rockier feel to it, but 'Supergrass' was pretty bad. But go out and buy this if you remember 1995.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 July 2008
This is the fourth album of theirs I've owned and it's absolutely brilliant. In my opinion, this one falls short of their second work 'In it for the money' but not by much at all (which makes this album brilliant none-the-less and certainly not disappointing).

It is bubbly, youthful, lively, fun, vibrant, mad, silly, ......

But is musically very creative (not surprising for Supergrass). The messages throughout the songs are snapshots of adolescence given in a querky, jokey way (as are the songs musically!)

The high standard of music of these guys at their age for their 1st album is unbelievable - far superior than much of what other artists produce as their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even 6th album.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2005
Debut albums are always hard. You have to nail it with great songs and build a good reputation at the start of a long career. I bet you that Queen and The Beatles would have jacked it in if their debuts were rated badly. Supergrass' debut album (now 10 years old) is absolutely brilliant. With fantastic songs coming left right and center. No matter how much you pay for this CD, you can bet you're in for a treat. It kicks it all off with one of the best tracks they've ever done-'I'd Like To Know'. A fantastic rock rampage with a funky instrumental at the end. Then, you have their first ever song-'Caught By The Fuzz'-a catchy tune based on a real event. Then another brilliant single that goes by the name of 'Mansize Rooster'. A bouncy song with a good drum beat that you just can't put down. At number 4 comes Supergrass' best-known song. 'Alright'. " We are young, we are free..." Pure genius at work. Then comes the fantastic rock piece 'Lose It'. And more catchy beats with 'Lenny'. 'Strange Ones' (another of their first) comes followed by another of the albums best. The ultra-fast and ultra-great 'Sitting Up Straight'. To slow things down, 'She's So Loose' and the laughably high-pitched singing of 'We're Not Supposed To' make a refreshing change of pace. The slow rock tune of 'Time' and the long beats of 'Sofa (Of My Lethargy)' and the great topper of 'Time To Go' end this album. After listening through it once. You'll see why it's so good...
Track Listing
1. I'd Like To Know
2. Caught By The Fuzz
3. Mansize Rooster
4. Alright
5. Lose It
6. Lenny
7. Strange Ones
8. Sitting Up Straight
9. She's So Loose
10. We're Not Supposed To
11. Time
12. Sofa (Of My Lethargy)
13. Time To Go
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2002
Easy-listening but still a musical result of the highest quality. We wouldn't expect anything less from these four guys that constantly struggle to outdo themselves. A wonderfull album which I recommend to everybody who enjoys rock
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on 14 January 2009
Ahhhhhh its 1995 again. Endless parties, not a care in the world, no mortgage, no kids...... I digress!

Hearing these wonderful tracks bring such memories flooding back - the mid nineties, when brit/indie pop was at its strongest, I should Coco sums it all up for me.

I've just picked this CD up again after a few years on the shelf, and it still has the power to blow me away - its a classic, and at this price, it would be a crime not to buy it. Nuff said!
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on 22 February 2000
This album typifies the raw energetic sound that made Supergrass one of the best live band of the '90s. Gaz (who I happened to have gone to school with) was only 19 when "Alright" came out and this pop-rockin' generation defining song makes this album worth buying alone. If Roger Simmons (old music teacher) could see you now hey guys !
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