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5.0 out of 5 stars
Forget the Stone Roses..., 13 Mar 2003
All Mod Cons defecates all over it from a great height. NME have just voted The Stone Roses' eponymous debut as "The Best Album Ever". It is however a mere pretender to the crown. The similarities are obvious - from the sixties influenced guitar stabs, to the pumping bass and drums which underpin some sublime plectrum work - but All Mod Cons is better because is as diverse as it is distinctive.
A footnote: All Mod Cons is NOT a punk album.
"In The Crowd" demonstrates this perfectly. It evolves from the Kinks & Small Faces, and melds into a psychedelic mixture of the Who & Beatles. What more could you ask for? Not a lot!
The best Jam album (and that's saying something) and certainly better than the Stone Roses.