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4.0 out of 5 stars Spurious compilation with some excellent songs
I can confirm what the previous reviewer has already pointed -namely that "City Girl " by Kevin Shields is not included here -which is a shame but there you go .We all make mistakes , goodness knows I'm not exempt. As anyone who has read some of my reviews will no doubt confirm. Anyway that isn't the only mistake as the track order on Amazon is also wrong but that's no...
Published on 7 Oct. 2006 by russell clarke

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3.0 out of 5 stars 16 songs, not 17
Don't be fooled: Kevin Sheild's 'Country Girl' isn't on the disc (not unless there's a LONG wait after Track 16) as appears on the Amazon tracklisting.
Published on 30 Jun. 2006 by C. Walker


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 16 songs, not 17, 30 Jun. 2006
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C. Walker (london) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Like A Daydream - A Shoegazing Guide (Audio CD)
Don't be fooled: Kevin Sheild's 'Country Girl' isn't on the disc (not unless there's a LONG wait after Track 16) as appears on the Amazon tracklisting.
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spurious compilation with some excellent songs, 7 Oct. 2006
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russell clarke "stipesdoppleganger" (halifax, west yorks) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Like A Daydream - A Shoegazing Guide (Audio CD)
I can confirm what the previous reviewer has already pointed -namely that "City Girl " by Kevin Shields is not included here -which is a shame but there you go .We all make mistakes , goodness knows I'm not exempt. As anyone who has read some of my reviews will no doubt confirm. Anyway that isn't the only mistake as the track order on Amazon is also wrong but that's no big deal.

This is a spurious compilation (based around the scene dubbed shoe gazing, a catch it all title to represent bands around in the early nineties who spent most of their performances hiding behind floppy fringes and playing while staring morosely down at their feet) and normally I loathe them like George W Bush loathes Pretzels but this has some tremendous songs on it so with typical hypocrisy I have purchased it.

"Pearl" by Chapterhouse is a glorious kaleidoscopes of gyrating guitars, breathy vocals, whip sharp percussion and cooing girly backing. Ride's "Like A Daydream" crashes against the barricades like waves of mercury -jagged, thrilling and as tuneful as a kids TV theme coated in aspic. "Black Metallic "is the Catherine Wheel's finest moment, a mesmerising collision of six string peaks and troughs, set to a bleary delicious melody. The same can be said for Blind Mr Jones "Over My Head " a song I have always held in the highest esteem and which adds a hypnotic bass line to the equation. "Suzanne " by Moose throws off notes like a face full of freezing ultra fine rain and "Sweetness And Light " by Lush oscillates colours like a rainbow mutating and exploding. Mercy Seat" by Ultra Vivid Scene is a different version to the original album version -longer slightly rambling but still curiously addictive.

I take issue with some of the choices for other artists though. "Son Of Mustang Ford" is a powerful persuasive song but not a patch on "Raise" and "Horror Head" for Curve is just a bizarre selection. "Adoration "would have been preferable for Cranes, who I do not view as a band fitting in with this criterion anyway. "Tomorrows Tears" is still ace though, with some lovely diaphanous piano and Alison Shaw's odd helium vocals. The Telescopes "Everso" is a bit dull ("To Kill A Slow Girl Walking" is their finest moment) while heaven definitely did not send an angel for Revolvers dreary track. Bleach produced some exhilarating material and in Sally they had one of the more charismatic singers but "Shotgun" is not their most memorable song while Spiritualized have as much to do with the shoe gazing scene as I do with the Russian mafia. Still a superb track though. The Pale Saints" Sight Of You" is their pinnacle so "You Tear The World In Two" here while still more than adequate palls in comparison.

Could be better and maybe a definitive box set might be the answer but there will always be arguments and deliberation about the track list on any compilation of this nature .This CD remains a vacuous but viable entry point for those not sure what that scene constituted, if indeed such a scene existed at all beyond some music media catchphrase. Now excuse me I have some foot wear in urgent need of some sustained gawking.
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