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5.0 out of 5 stars Tonnes of great singles, and from a band so young
Although only in their twenties, Northern Ireland's Ash have been around for many years, and have survived hard times as well as revelling in real success, including this collection of singles. Their tracks vary quite a bit, ranging from the intense shouty Numbskull to the pop-tastic Wildsurf, the beautifully poignant Sometimes and the exhuberantly orchestral Candy...
Published on 31 Mar 2005 by Martin

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1.0 out of 5 stars This is so groovy (not)
I liked Irish music until I heard this. Wonderful to realise there are some Irish people without a single musical note in their entire collective bodies. Tim sings up to standard and you know what that means. Buy this and suffer the pangs of Hades.
Published on 26 July 2006 by Edna Sweetlove


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ashtronomical!, 27 April 2004
This review is from: Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash (Audio CD)
I bought this album because:
a)I had money left on a gift voucher and wanted free postage andpackaging.
b) loved Ash's music but never got an album by them.
What a great album.
Every song on here is great, its hit, after hit, after hit. The firstfour tracks expecially blow you away - Burn Baby Burn (pop rockperfection), Envy (quality rock song with bells on, a bit special anddifferent), Girl From Mars (my favourite Ash song ever - beautiful andwritten when they were only 16!), then Shining Light, which I didnt knowwas by them.
The second CD "Cosmic Debris" which is included is the delicious toppingon your favourite cake.
The only reason to question this purchase would be if it was double theprice and you had to consider whether or not you wanted to find itcheaper.
A great album, a great price, what are you waiting for?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 1 April 2003
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This review is from: Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash (Audio CD)
Great singles from a great band. Ash just keep churning out awesome tracks which is more than most bands can do these days. What more can I say. ESSENTIAL.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too early but grand, 21 Nov 2002
This review is from: Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash (Audio CD)
Ash, the oirish upstarts who had a platinum album before even finishing their A - Levels, release a best of compilation and included some b-sides too. Aaaahh bless em.
Middle men (and woman) really, Tim Wheeler et al are not horrendously good looking or really fashionable but as a singles band Ash are second to none, crafting sugar sweet, pop power tunes and this is a collection of their best ones on one album. Blinding.
Popping up when Britpop was at its stale peak Ash's energy and verve was a refreshing change, even if at first they seemed like a novelty. Early singles like Jack Names The Planets, Uncle Pat and Petrol were spiky gems leading on to the release of '1977' and the first hit proper; Girl From Mars.
The track order on 'Intergalactic Sonic 7"s' is random, no need for a date order on here, the band have hardly changed, 'Shining Light' and 'Burn Baby Burn' - arguably two of the finest pop singles of recent years are similar to early hits Angel Interceptor and Wildsurf.
This is as much of a collection of hits for Ash loyalists, with the freebie b-sides disc and new release Envy, as it is a great party album for those yet to venture into the world of the hard drinking pups.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ash are so good, 23 Sep 2002
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This review is from: Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash (Audio CD)
This album is so good. Whether it's the mellow sound of Candy that gets everyone's inner soul alight or the feel good pulse beat of Burn baby burn, As never continue to impress. If you never liked Ash, there isn't one song on here that won't fail to get you in. Ash are one of those bands with endless talents, using their previous mistakes and turning them into musical wonders. Their fiery lyrics never fail to get me and my friends talking, especially in summer where the gentle lyrics of Wildsurf paint a picture of previous holidays. The more you listen, the more this album will become a piece of your memories. And in case you think I am a biased life long fan, I only liked Ash since Free all andgels (2001) and tracked down all their early albums which don't all impress me a great deal
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Relatively Good, 15 Sep 2002
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This review is from: Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash (Audio CD)
You really can tell from what era of the band each song is from just by listening to them. There is the relatively raw and punk early stuff, like Petrol and Girl from Mars. The "Nu-Clear Sounds" era is marked by the bad production on Tim's vocals, and the tunes from "Free All Angels" seem almost over-produced with their polished sound.
The actual songs are, on the whole, extremely good. Nobody writes teen love songs as well as Ash in my opinion, and this collection has all the best. And you cant go wrong when you add the tracks from the bonus cd, making an astounding 43 songs! Quite good value, and with the quality of songwriting on show here, it becomes just short of essential.
What lets it down is the few tracks which do not do do Ash justice at all, such as Envy, a really bad song which seems as though it was written purely to be single and attract attention to this greatest hits package. Other "not so" higlights include A Life Less Ordinary and Uncle Pat.
Nonetheless, your a fool if you dont buy this cd
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is so groovy (not), 26 July 2006
This review is from: Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash (Audio CD)
I liked Irish music until I heard this. Wonderful to realise there are some Irish people without a single musical note in their entire collective bodies. Tim sings up to standard and you know what that means. Buy this and suffer the pangs of Hades.
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