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This review is from: Seamonsters (Audio CD)
What can I say about 'Seamonsters'??
This album blew me away on release and still does to this day. 1 of my top 5 albums of all time.
This album came out just as 'Madchester' was on the wain,and shoegaze was de rigour, but David Gedge was always a step ahead, beautifully crafted songs from the heart. Songs about REAL things. The album, that to me, most connects to how it is to be a man and the heartbreak that we cannot express. The condition of being unable to express emotion using language.
It's really what ISNT said in this record that makes this album so powerful and really sets up countless imitators in the 90's. They never did it as well, or as so heartbreakingly as the Weddoes.
This is an essential album. Steve Albini gives, to me, his career defining production moment, something he would never recapture, even 'In Utero' pales. I'm sure Kurt knew this.....
Is there hope? maybe. Maybe not.
Buy. Listen. Then listen again. Feel.