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Man-Made ~ Teenage Fanclub
Man-Made ~ Teenage Fanclub
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Business as usual, 16 Feb 2006
"Something simple and unaffected" sang Norman Blake on 1995's Grand Prix album, and this could well describe Man Made. With more of a "live" sound than previous TFC offerings, the album continues their tradition of well played heartfelt songs. Possibly not as immediate as some of their releases but revealing hidden textures with every listen, Man Made was one of the highlights of 2005. Individual songs are difficult to highlight as the standard is so high, but the urgent guitars of "Born Under A Good Sign" and "Slow Fade" recall the bands early 90s recordings, while the predominantly acoustic "Cells" and Raymond McGinley's piano led "Only With You" show welcome diversity. All… Read more
Big Sur ~ The Thrills
Big Sur ~ The Thrills
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden delight., 27 Dec 2003
Whilst The Thrills' debut album was a trifle disappointing, this single goes a long way to explaining some of the extravagant hype the band received. Great harmonies enhance a superb summery tune which is improved upon by the superb b-side "No one likes to be upstaged" which amazingly didn't make the rather one-paced
debut album. Get it before it becomes an expensive collectors item.
I Dont Want to Control You [CD 2] ~ Teenage Fanclub
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This perfect summery pop song is one of the many stand-out moments from Teenage Fanclub's "Songs From Northern Britain album", fans of the band should try and track down this single for TFC's cover version of He'd Be a Diamond, a great song often played live by the band as part of their encore. The other b-side, Raymond McGinley's Live My Life, is also well worth listening to.