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Classic, pure, inspired, overlooked,
This review is from: Turns Into Stone (Audio CD)
This is a collection of Stone Roses tracks created in arguably the creative peak of the band's shortlived career. In all truth if they released this as their second album and not as bits and bobs as various B-sides, it'd be heralded as a true classic, and a natural progression from their seminal debut. Standout tracks include 'Where Angels Play', dance anthem 'Fools Gold', its brother 'What The World Is Waiting For' and 'Something's Burning' - a work of art, sadly overlooked because its the B-side of monster single 'One Love'. It has to be mentioned that Ian Brown's vocals are as angelic as ever.
This and the debut album is like having a very strong squad in a football team. If you have both Tevez and Aguero, and you had to pick one in your starting eleven, who are you going to pick? The difference in quality is minimal, but one has to be benched. This is the case with this compilation of B-Sides. Every single Stone Roses fan should get it. Buy it, download it, whatever, these tracks need to be heard as they are fantastic. Bring on 2012, the year of The Stone Roses.