For people keen to see what guitar music sounded like in the late 90's, You can do a lot worse than buy Moseley Shoals. The album is packed with great tracks, The singalong 'The day we caught the train', the catchy 'The riverboat song' and 'the circle'(Supposedly based on the number 11 bus route around Birmingham) are probably the albums highlights, 'You've got it bad' and 'get away' are great album finishers.
But more than just an great album, Ocean Colour Scene were great for Birmingham. Oasis were Manchester's, Blur very London and Even Cast had that Liverpool sound, Birmingham had nothing until these mods came along. It was great to be in a club and bump into the band, to be 17 and have a nationwide band there was great. Getting the drummers autograph in a Birmingham Homebase kind of summed them up.
OCS have gone on to produce some poor stuff since then, Marchin' already was a sad let down, but for that moment, 90's defining albums, Moseley shoals is there.