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Not quite paradise
on 28 September 2011
Out of their 2 early albums, this is the least impressive. It does have a handful of good tracks and the mighty 'Welcome to Paradise' has it's less powerfully realised debut here, but overall it is something of a disappointment and in no way heralded what was to come with Dookie.
Best tracks are '2000 Light Years Away', 'Welcome...', 'Christie Road' and 'One of My Lies'. The rest are average, by the numbers punky rock. There are no bad tracks but as a whole it feels a little empty.
Better things were to come...