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Man-made

26 July 2009 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Also available in CD Format
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Format: Audio CD
Back after a 5 year break since their last album, Man Made sees the band remaining on good form. There are some songs that spring out immediately to you - perhaps such as "Slow Fade" - a fast paced tuneful burst of melody which draws you into the album, others take more time. The main thing to make clear is that this is a really good album but you have to listen to it a few times. Having played it a week now the hooks have really got into me. If you buy a lot of CDs and find they grace your CD player for a short time then there is a chance that you may miss the underlying beauty of this album. Do so at your peril. So what of the highlights? Well if you're looking for a starting point check out "Fallen Leaves" or the fantastic "Cell" (with its heart rending subject matter but beautiful tune) , "Its all in my mind" leaves me feeling optimistic every time i hear it.

Teenage Fanclub as a band deserve yours, mine and everyones support. They have put this album out on their own label. Consistently they write great songs, are good humoured - check them out live! No-one creates harmonies like these guys and the love of guitar in their songs is always evident.

If you're new to the band then you may want to start with Grand Prix or Bandwagonesque that have some cracking tunes.

The music world needs Teenage Fanclub. Unpretentious and great songwriters. Buy this album and spread the word (further).
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Took a few listens but the quality of the songs doesnt take long to shine through.Like another reviewer in my opinion the songs written by Ray take longer than the others to catch on.
Those of Gerry and Norman however are typically melody laden and infectious. Born under a good sign is an electric guitar gem that makes you wanna get on yer feet and it harps back to the urgency of some of the earlier TFC numbers. The album is for me is probably the best since Grand Prix, listen after listen songs like Its all in my mind, Save, Time Stops, Feel - the list goes on are true classics - The best few quid I've spent in a while I pray to God it wont be another 4 or 5 years before we have to wait for the next release.
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It would be wrong to criticise Man-Made for failing to replicate the faster paced thrills of Bandwagonesque, Grand Prix etc. Teenage Fanclub have musically matured, as all great groups ultimately have to. The immediacy of the songs may not be as obvious - but the beauty of tracks such as Cells, Save and Don't Hide will more than compensate for a reduction in fast thrills for any intelligent music fan. If you want the latest fashions in music - go elsewhere. Nobody out there today comes close to Teenage Fanclub for simply great songwriting.
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Where Shadows is McGinley's album, his songs being the strongest, with Blake's the weakest, Man-Made has Blake right at the top of the game easily outstripping McGinley and Love for quality tracks. Blake is on fantastic form with his disappointingly unmemorably titled Slow Fade, It's All in My Mind, Flowing, and the more inspiringly named Cells. These, the four Blake tracks, are easily the best songs on the album.

Where Love agonises ineffectually, Blake dispenses with mortality with ease on Slow Fade, which is bursting with life. He takes on ageing in a joyous manner, going down in great spirits. It is classic guitar-driven, tuneful Teenage Fanclub of old but given a bit of perspective. Flowing reminds of Ray Davies' (Kinks') "Days" for its simple but meaningful, stately genius. On paper, the lyrics of these two seem a little ordinary but with a little reflection are absolutely right.

Love's Born Under A Good Sign is too derivative. I'm sure I've hear this tune before. The album maintains a reasonably high quality though and is perhaps stronger than Shadows due to the aforementioned weakness of Blake's contributions on that one. I wonder what changed and if something distracted him from his music during the time after the release of Man-Made up to when Shadows was released.

Blake's "Cells" takes a fairly tired folk style and invests it with new life and the lyrics that read the best:

"The dead are stepping out tonight
The battle's lost without a fight.
Breaking down cells
Breaking down

The pity is that the rest of the song is the chorus of "cells breaking down" rather than extending the fascinating premise. Still, it's a great track and the extended, plucked acoustic guitar ending is a beauty.
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teenage fanclub have made one of the most laid back, life afirming and beautiful album of this decade, it brims with musical vitality. The highlights of this album include the beautiful songs flowing, only with you and cells which are emotional yet soothing at the same time...Norman Blake continues to be the best songwriter, however the other two contribute songs which complement his songs greatly. If only teenage fanclub got the expose they trully deserve, perhaps then though it might taint their wonderfully ideallic and peaceful sound, as long as they stick around I shall be delighted. I just wish they could have another album out tomorrow as there is nothing else briming with as much musical ability and sould as this on the market... a must have for tfc fans and all good fans of music out there.....
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