on 29 July 2014
The last of the trio of albums by Gene I have recently bought and have had much pleasure listening to. Gene seemed to grow with every album they released and changed their sound so they were never stuck in an indie rut. I still can't believe they weren't as big as Pulp, Suede or other bands of the era - I personally prefer them to the likes of Oasis whose anodyne lyrics and repetitive guitars and drums just did not/does not do it for me. Stand out tracks - As Good As it Gets, In Love with Love, The British Disease, Little Child and my absolute favourite You'll Never Walk Again - brilliant. Buy this album at a ridiculously low price second hand. Buy the first two albums as well. You will not be disappointed.
on 13 January 2004
You can't help but think that Gene are angry on this album, from lines describing stanley knife mutilation to titles like "You'll Never Walk Again" - there's a forceful feel. Having said that, production is smooth and lyrics are a treat. Favourites include "The Looker" (trips to "Ladies of the night") and the wonderful Fill Her Up (NOT about Ladies of the night!). The final track grabs your heart and leaves you hoping it never ends.
on 4 November 1999
I bought this CD on the day it was released, having been a Gene fan for many years. Every track is great, from the thrilling 'As Good As It Gets' to the haunting 'You'll Never Walk Again' - a song that will always remind of the first time I saw Gene live in concert. I recommend that you should buy this album if want something that you are going to keep coming back to.
on 18 November 1999
All 13 songs are quite good, which is in itself a departure from the previous two albums. Although Olympian & Drawn To The Deep End had their low points mixed with true gems, this new offering has more consistent tracks, no real low points but nevertheless lacks anything to match the strength of those gems on earlier albums. Still a good buy.
on 15 May 2003
Forget the Smiths-pretenders tag, Gene are one of the best guitar bands around. This album really should take up some space near your stereo, even if you have just a nagging respect for this band. There's not one bad track - in fact, I would say it's the best studio album they've realeased. Just buy it and enjoy.