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  • Audio CD (26 Feb. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0000793XX
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,766 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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CD -EAN 5050159016020-SANCTUARY-2003-WITH THE HIT SINGLE "Ï JUST NEED MYSELF"

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Having been in the business for 15 years, Birmingham stalwart retro-rockers Ocean Colour Scene prove with their ninth album, North Atlantic Drift, that they haven't lost their ferocious self-belief despite overwhelming critical derision. Survivors of Madchester, Britpop, Dadrock and the support of Chris Evans, OCS still ooze a quintessential English underdog angst and suburban soul which, while no longer mirroring the power of their 1.5 million-selling breakthrough album Moseley Shoals, remains nonetheless apparent.

Perennial influences Steve Winwood and Small Faces are evident throughout North Atlantic Drift, which kicks off with the hook-laden feisty first single "I Just Need Myself" before moving up a gear with Simon Fowler's soaring vocals on the epic "Oh Collector". From here on in, it's business as usual for the sharp-dressed modish quartet, with proud anthems such as "Make the Deal" sure to satisfy OCS's loyal fanbase. Their avid trad-rock stoicism may have earned them painfully barbed reviews, but in a climate where karaoke kids are taking over the charts, Ocean Colour Scene offer a well-polished looking glass into an era when R&B and guitar-fuelled psychedelia truly rocked. --Christopher Barrett

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I bought this album on the spur of the moment, wasnt planned but glad I did. Ocean Colour Scene prove once again that they are one of the best creative UK bands around. Unfortunatley they have missed out on the spotlight for some reason, maybe this has lead them to produce some of the best mainstream music that is not classed as popular. They have created an album which will appeal to all age groups, mixing acoustic guitar with uk rock music with a throwback to the super successful Moseley Shoals. The Track "On My Way" is probably the best driving / sing-a-long track they have ever produced, an album that grows on you the more you listen to it. Fantatsic, Buy It, you wont be dissapointed.
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North Atlantic Drift kicks off with ‘I Just Need Myself’, following in the footsteps of opening tracks like ‘The Riverboat Song’ and ‘Hundred Mile High City’ – a great, upbeat beginning that sets the scene for the next 45 minutes. There is always the chance with new albums that the band may completely change the style which has brought them the fanbase, but it was a relief to hear some trademark tracks that don’t disappoint.
I bought the album not having heard any of the songs, which can be a risk, but having bought ‘Mechanical Wonder’ two summers ago and never growing tired of repeated listenings, I had faith that ‘NAD’ would be of similar class.
Title track ‘North Atlantic Drift’ is simply excellent and on first listen is firmly planted in your mind. It is rare for me to instantly click with a new album, but songs such as ‘I Just Need Myself’, ‘For Every Corner’, and of course, the aforementioned ‘NAD’, are perfect the first time round.
It’s so often the case that when a band have been around for a while their material becomes tired, but this is certainly not so with OCS. They have the talent to consistently release music that is fresh and only gets better with every listen. North Atlantic Drift is an album that should be in everyone’s collection this summer, standing up well alongside soundtracks to summer 1996 featured on Moseley Shoals.
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By A Customer on 12 Dec. 2003
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I gave up on new pop/rock music for about ten years, not liking very much of what was played on the radio, happy to play 60's to 80's music which I knew I liked. So when I heard a song called "Make The Deal" one Saturday afternoon in the car I thought that's really good and made a mental note of the groups name, I had known vaguely of their existence, but not of what they were about. Well I bought the album, a bit of a risk not knowing much about them, but I can't stop playing it. It is easily the best album I have heard for years. It makes Travis's 12 Memories sound like insipid muzak.
There are so many excellent tracks but "She's Been Writing" is now one of my favourite songs of all time! and any of half a dozen of the songs could have made me buy this album. One track I don't like too much is, the first single, "I Just Need Myself" if this was all I had heard I would never have bought it so never judge an album by the what is deemed to be the ideal single. I have now started buying their back catalogue of albums and hope I am pleased by what I find.
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By A Customer on 11 July 2003
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Ocean colour scene have been around for many years now and throughout their years have produced some fantastic albums - This album does not break the trend. Each album seems to link to the previous release and continue the story from the last album. North Atlantic Drift simply continues the story on from Mechanical Wonder yet if a listener jumps from Moesley Shouls to the lastest release the difference in styles is quite apparent.
Some of the highlights of this album include "For every Corner" with it's instantly catchy chorus and the title track "North Atlantic Drift"
I'm not sure if this album will appeal so much to new OCS listeners or individuals who have not heard any of their recent material. It will however, definatly appeal to the exhisting fans as at the end of the day this album is another fantastic mix of songs all following the OCS story
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Ocean Colour Scene's 2003 album 'North Atlantic Drift' is another great album from one of my favourite bands. This is a solid collection of songs, mostly dominated by acoustic guitars, and is a good combination of trademark ballads, and mid-tempo rockers, wrapped up in their deliciously retro, but contemporary style. There was a switch in record labels from Island to Sanctuary, but this is a group that know their style, and continued to stick to it as they entered the new millennium, and fair play to them for doing so. Although it's definitely 'heavier' in parts than previous releases, and more heavily produced, this album will definitely please most of the established fan base, and also impress those who are only just discovering these guys' music.

The hit opening track, 'I Just Need Myself' is an absolute cracker, and is in the exact same vein as the classic 'Hundred Mile High City'. Another great standout is 'For Every Corner', which is a typically inspiring and uplifting song that Ocean Colour Scene do so well. The folksy 'Second Hand Car' is a nice acoustic ballad, as is the very addictive 'The Song Goes On', and 'Make The Deal' became another instant favourite of mine.

Like I said at the start, 'North Atlantic Drift' is another great album from a band that have been around now for many years, and long may they continue to make such excellent music for us all.
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