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Mechanical Wonder

1 April 2001 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 April 2001
  • Release Date: 1 April 2001
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 42:54
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  • ASIN: B001KNK4FM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,882 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
I am a huge Ocean Colour Scene fan and this is yet another brilliant album they've produced. Though not as good as Moseley Shoals or B-sides, Seasides and Freerides it has one amazing song on, 'Mechnical Wonder', I'm tempted to say that it's better than classics such as 'Day We Caught The Train' or 'Robin Hood'. I didn't really like 'Up On The Downside' when they played it at the Sheffield concert but after listening to it more I think it's a really good song to release after a while out of the highly competitive market they now face. Why on earth OCS do not recieve the publicity or fame Oasis have is beyond me, they are definetly the best thing around at the moment and should definitely be recognised as one of the best bands the 90's has produced.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
In a generation where two-bit pop bands and tuneless nu metallers dominate our airwaves its refreshing to know that there is sill bands out there that can be relied upon to simply write good tunes, tour them and not give a s*** what the press think. OCS are one such band. Ignoring the fact that NME etc would review the new album before listening to it and knowing that they were unlikely to convert the ignorant, OCS return. And what a return it is. Anyone looking for another Molesely Shoals will be dissapointed. 'Mechanical Wonder' is a more reflective, crafted album. The production (handled by the band themselves) is far smoother than on OFTM and the songs are better. 'Biggest Thing' is their best ballad since 'Robin Hood' with 'We Made It More' equally beautiful. The riffs are still there. The Single '...Downside' is proof Steve is still hot and 'Can't Get Back to the Bassline' is equally upbeat. But as a whole the album is more folky and fits into the B sides, Seasides & freerides mould. 'In My field' and 'Sail On my boat' (terrible titles I know) are both exquisite acoustic driven tracks and the title track is impossible not to sing along to. 'Give Me a letter' and 'You are amazing' are the only let downs on an album which proves OCS are still one of Britains best bands and Foxy still one of our best songwriters...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Mar 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've been a fan of Ocean Colour Scene for many years now and they never stop to surprise me. Yet again they've come up with the goods that sees them making another great album. This time Steve and Damon have taken hold of producing the album, and this is clear from start to finish. Although One From The Modern was all a great album, I felt that the band were neither here nor their. Mechanical Wonder is a bands album - a real OCS album - and Simon said that this is the sort of album he has always dreamt of making. From beginning to end this is a classic. Unfortunately I cannot see the press or the chart piston reflecting this, but then again the boys (Simon, Steve, Damon, and Oscar) will only want real music fans to buy it. It's difficult to put this album under a category. Maybe under the name of 'Ocean Colour Scene' perhaps. It's also tricky to select the best track. As well as on CD, the album sounds great live, and it's clear to see that the lads are at their best. I would love this album to sell well, as it's the least the band deserves.
STAND OUT TRACKS:
Up on the downside, Biggest Thing, Give Me A Letter, Mechanical Wonder (and the other seven tracks)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
Wow, could OCS retain the quality that they we all knew they had, and not become a commercial group (sorry Stereophonics but thats the path uv lead) well to answer that simply YUP. The album maybe missing their usual traits (Riverboat, 100 high mile, and july) if ur expecting these songs in the album then u will be dissapointed!!!! I was at first i was waiting for Steve Craddick's usual intro to all the albums, but it didnt come instead we get this really smooth, absolutely breathtaking and soul driven ALBUM (sorry again to the Stereophonics whose only good track was Mr Writer on the J.E.E.P album that album was in a complete contrast to this masterpiece) I listened to JEEP and Mechanical Wonder and although they r both acoustically driven OCS win hands down purely because OCS can Bring out an album (that took 3 months to write) that boasts all of OCS's best traits with some new styles. put simply it works, and i advise you to buy this latest piece of art from the lads. obviously JEEP will outsell OCS because of the airtime and advertising, but if u want quality then u know what to buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By stowebo@hotmail.com on 11 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
Well what is to be said. Nothing! This band has to be the most underrated britrock band of the 90s. They're flare is second to none. A truly great effort from one the truly great bands of the 20th century. And once again, they're British!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "wiggymillar" on 6 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was not expecting much from Mechanical Wonder. I heard Up On The Downside *Track 1* and I did think that tis song would be th only decent one on the album, but after listening to every song several times my opinion changed. It is not as good as the classic Moseley Shoals, but Mechanical Wonder is different from their past albums. It is definetely more down beat, but I found myself being more relaxed with Mechanical Wonder than I did with Moseley Shoals, it is the sort of album you could listen to with the family as the lyrics aer non offensive and very catchy. The best tracks in my opinion is "We Made It More" which is a pretty slow and emotional song or "Mechanical Wonder" which has a fantastic melodyw hich you could all sing along to. Mechanical Wonder is not the best Ocean Colour SCene album, but it certainally is not the worst and its good to see that Simon, Steve, Oscar and Damon still have that edge to create fantastic music. The number 19 that Up On The Downside got to was in my mind a good position as the taste of music has changed in Britain since their top 10 singles of 1996 and 1997...
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