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  • Audio CD (27 Jan. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fire Records
  • ASIN: B000067CJF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,704 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on 19 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
The Pastels have been peddling their own unique, awkward, critically unaclaimed nonsense for nigh on two decades, inspiring every Indie band from Scotlamd and beyond.
Highlights are the alt. country twang of 'Crawl Babies', the gorgeous 'Address Book' and the sonic assault of 'Baby Honey'. Anyone who likes Johnathan Richman, Orange Juice, Belle & Sebastian and Bis, should have this in their collection - this is the missing link. Although some of it hasn't aged too well, it's still well worth a go.
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This is easily worth 5 stars, it's in my Top 20 bestest albums of all time, not a dud track on this LP.
Like to see Belle & Sebastian cover some of these.
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HASH(0x964857e0) out of 5 stars Slightly sinister singalongs 24 April 1998
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Format: Audio CD
Rather light and airy sounding music here, but the lyrics tell of deeper thoughts and musings. Great music for the open road and singing along, though if you stopped to ponder the content, you find yourself thinking about your own relationships, ie: "I don't mean half the things I say/Just don't believe the half that you don't like".
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HASH(0x964898dc) out of 5 stars Come On Up! 4 Feb. 2006
By Thomas Horan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Pastels have an amateurish, indie-pop jangle that mixes uncomfortably with John A. Rivers synthesizer-slick production. They remind me a lot of The Wake, another mid-eighties group from Glasgow, but they have more homespun charm and weaker vocals. Unfortunately, their strongest, purest record "Sittin' Pretty" is long out of print, but their hipster cult is widespread and slavish enough to almost guarantee a reissue. On longer, more cacophonous tracks like "Baby Honey", they remind me a bit of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Spacemen 3. But for the most part, they sound like The Stone Roses, Ride and other Brit-pop bands you can't resist singing along with. It's a style that's been around for years, but they were one of its earliest exponents.
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