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A fantastic debut!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Expecting To Fly (Audio CD)
This album, released in early 1996, is one of those magnificent pieces of work that hardly ages and seems as fresh now, as the day it was released. The album is full of songs that, although would be unlikely to hold their own in the singles chart, as a whole fit together in a charming melodic style. The two stand-out tracks are undoubtedly "Bluetonic" and "Slight Return". Both ooze style and quality and point towards great things. A first listen may result in either instant joy, or a slight let down feeling, but after a few listens, it is hard not to fall in love with the clever lyrics and the wonderfully melodic tunes. The album is littered with pure genius and each song cannot help but raise a smile on your face and the hidden delights of "The Fountainhead" and "Vampire", just lie there waiting ot ensnare you. A breathtaking album, surely one of the best of the britpop era (although they would probably be unhappy at being grouped into that category), unmissable, just simply brilliant.