11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is the album that may well give the British Indie Scene a much needed kick up the backside.
This debut album is crammed with ideas and although The Coral wear their influences on their sleeves (the Beatles, Captain Beefheart etc...), they always seem to interpret these influences into something modern and fresh.
There are many stand-out tracks on this album, but the singles "Dreaming of You" and "Shadows Fall" as well as "I Remember When" are my personal favourites. Where the album loses a star for me is the inclusion of "Simon Diamond", which is a little dreary - perhaps a Sergeant Pepper style 'concept song' was a little ambitious for a debut album. Also, the experience is… Read more