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  • Audio CD (2 Jan. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Infectious
  • ASIN: B00002522G
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ASH Nu-Clear Sounds (1998 UK 11-track CD album includes the singles Jesus Says Wildsurf and Numbskull picture sleeve INFECT60CD)

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It was obvious that Ash couldn't continue the way they had begun. Formed over good times as teenagers in Northern Ireland, Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray had continued to party like they worked a normal 9 to 5 through the releases of a mini-album, Trailer, and their proper debut, 1977. They were close to breakdown--they had to rethink. The answer came in the shape of a fourth member, Charlotte Hatherley, who took some of the strain and vulnerability that is inevitable with a three-piece. This recruit totally changed their sound, making their guitar noise broader and darker, which caused the record to not achieve the same success as its predecessor. But it is still a great album, from the slouch cool of "Jesus Says", through the Sonic Youth-like burr of "Death Trip 21". But Wheeler's exhaustion at the end of the 1977 touring schedule is most evident, as seen in the songs "Low Ebb", "Numbskull", "Burn Out" and "I'm Gonna Fall". --Charlie Porter

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By A Customer on 16 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Nu-Clear Sounds is hugely under-rated. In my opinion it far surpasses the quality of 1977 and on an equal par with Free All Angels, but in a very different style. Overall it has an obviously dark theme, reflecting Tim Wheeler's mood at the period when he had writer's block and things were't all well with Ash.
The album starts powerfully with 'Projects,' which immediately shows that Wheeler's song writing is brilliant, even at it's worst. 'Low Ebb' is another great song with very dark lyrics and in grunge-style. Other songs such as 'Wildsurf' and 'Jesus Says' are also outstanding.
The main strength through this album is how suited Tim Wheeler's voice is to the lyrics of the music. His fragile singing is shown especially in songs such as 'Folk Song,' which is undeniably excellent, and 'Aphrodite.'
It's the most listened-to CD in my collection; no Ash fan should be without it.
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By A Customer on 11 April 2000
Format: Audio CD
Ash do it again, but this time the music is darker, heavier and broodier than before. This album would probably not appeal to most Ash fans as it is a break from the 1977 vein. All things considering it is still a good album, and the addition of Charlotte Hatherly adds a new dimension to the sound of the band. The tracks to look out for are "Jesus Says", "Numbskull", "Death Trip 21" and "Fortune Teller"
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This album is completely underrated! I put off its purchase for a lengthy amount of time because of all of the bad press and negative online reviews I was reading. The only people who tried to put this superb work to shame were the Ash fans who were into their more poppy vibes and upbeat material as seen in their mini-debut 'Trailer' and their proper full-length '1977'. Both superb in both effort and result especially as the Bands debut.
In great anticipation of their full-blown follow up 'Nu-Clear Sounds', the aforementioned 'fans' were looking for more of the same poppy vibes. But any good music fan knows that all bands and groups break the surface of pop territory on their debut so they may be noticed from there on with anything they do, but their follow up is always more diverse and basically different from their debut. Most can presume that the influences of Ash and their music is drawn from eighties death rock and early nineties grunge from bands such as 'Iron Maiden' and 'Nirvana'. Their roots come kicking, screaming and tearing through their poppy exterior on 'Nu-Clear Sounds' with much darker, harder material with tracks like 'Death Trip 21' and 'Numbskull' not forgetting their duty to some as a pop group with 'Jesus Says' and 'Wildsurf'. Any true Ash fan will fully acknowledge their efforts at diversity and breaking barriers within their music.
The album begins with the excellently upbeat 'Projects', almost reminiscent of 'Burn Baby Burn' and a real happy head-banger. It is then toned down with the mediocre 'Low Ebb' only to throw us into the fast-paced pop anthems and two of the singles from the album 'Jesus Says' and 'Wild Surf'. Going darker and harder with 'Death Trip 21' and ready you air guitars with an excellent fast frantic and furious riff courtesy of Mr.Wheeler.
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This album sits between the towering `1977' and the massive hit album `Free All Angels' which is actually quite unfortunate. It really is a shame that this album gets overlooked because of its chronological position, taken out of context the album isn't half bad to be honest, the songs are powerful but scruffy and the melodies are quite hooky. It is only when placed back into context between two unbeatable albums that holes start to show. I think this is mainly because Ash tried to fly a little too soon, not quite ready to start making the type of songs that made `Free All Angels' so good. I think it's fair to look at `Nu-Clear Sounds' as a chrysalis album: `1977' was the Rocky, sparking, energy filled Caterpillar Ash and `Free All Angels' was the shiny, soaring almost epic Butterfly Ash. This album is the important, indispensable link between the two.

Track List:
Projects
Low Ebb
Jesus Says
Wild Surf
Death Trip 21
Folk Song
Numb Skull
Burn Out
Aphrodite
Fortune Teller
I'm Gonna Fall
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By A Customer on 9 Feb. 2002
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Even though, I think the pop-rock Ash displayed on the preceding 1977 and the following Free Al Angels albums respectively is their main strength, this is a hugely under-rated album that is probably more consistent than either of those two,a few more bonafide standouts and this would of been their best album in my book.Jesus Says is as infectious as anything they have done, and the likes of Numbskull and Projects are the sort of rip roaring rock the band always had in them to do, thats not to say the whole album is Ash turning up the volume, the likes of Folk Song are beautiful sincere low key ballads, that gives the album a nice balance.
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By A Customer on 4 Oct. 2001
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Without doubt, this is Ash's weakest album. The standout tracks "Jesus Says", "Wildsurf" and "Fortune Teller" aren't fit to appear on the awesome 1977. This is an album with a few standouts (see above), many good to decent songs, and a couple of poor ones. Anyone who loves Trailer and 1977 will be disappointed by this album. Whilst 1977 and Free All Angels are marvellous albums, this falls short. By most band's standards, this would be a decent album, worthy of 4 stars. However, judging by their form before and since, this album can do nothing but disappoint.
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