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5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked gem of a band - should have been HUGE, 20 Mar 2008
This review is from: Footnotes 92-94 (Audio CD)
We all have favourite bands that were criminally ignored by the record buying public, but loved by a cult following. So here are Adorable - if you've never heard them you'll want to know who or what they sound like: Well think Kitchens Of Distinction soaring guitars, wandering - sometimes groovy - bass lines like The Cure or Stone Roses and a passionate singer who sounds a bit like David Gedge but far less nasal. This complilation takes most of the best bits from their two albums - the more guitar heavy feedback drenched Against Perfection and the dissapointing and comparatively timid, Fake.

What Adorable did, was great songs which built up, slowed down and dragged you along in a maelstrom of noise and emotion. Songs like Homeboy moved from rumbling moody bass lines to clattering guitars which sweep me off my feet. That was why, when the 2nd album ditched these extremes of sound, it sounded poorer for it. Also the songs weren't quite there on the 2nd album.

So this compilation is patchy, but the highs are so good (Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Glorious, Sunshine Smile...) that it gets 5 Stars. Few bands reached these heights.

In my opinion, better than 5:30, not as good as Kitchens Of Distinction - probably the two easiest comparisons.

Shoegazing? Similar guitars at times and the ability to write the sort of epics Catherine Wheel did - but more in the style of 4 minute alternative pop songs of a band like Blur.

Highly recommended for lovers of 90's alternative (when Alternative really meant alternative).
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4.0 out of 5 stars still sounds fresh, 13 Mar 2008
Luke Spencer "lukespencer" (england) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Footnotes 92-94 (Audio CD)
lovely little comp although perhaps a couple of other tracks should've been on too - but never mind.....great collection of toons with infectious, soaring melodies oozing confidence sounding not unlike a real gutsy House of Love with flippin groovy basslines.Shame the industry shat on them at the time. They also seem to get lumped in with the shoegaze movement, which is something they were definately not!
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