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on 28 March 2013
Really liked this cd although I don't think they needed to include b side album aswell. Had all the songs I wanted on it.
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on 14 July 2010
2CDs; their greatest hits and their b-sides. Could you ask for more in one purchase? Such a great band, buy it.
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on 14 December 2009
Pity they never brought out many albums, as I think they were one of the underrated bands during their time!
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on 12 September 2002
Ash have always been one of those bands that I've liked but never enough to go out and buy their albums. But let's not kid ourselves - Ash have always been a singles band. Even the title of this Best Of "Intergalactic Sonic 7"s" makes no bones about Ash's commercial pop appeal. And why not? If there's one thing that stands out from this collection it's that Tim Wheeler has perfected the art of the three minute pop song.
Over the course of their three albums Ash have grown from a bunch of brash teenagers to a maturing, fully grown rock sensation. The high point, of course, was the release of their third album "Free All Angels", which, according to the fun sleeve-notes, went platinum as the band were down "to their last £1000"! And rightly so - the songs on this collection from "Free All Angels" such as massive hit "Burn, Baby, Burn", the bittersweet "There's A Star", the sublime "Sometimes" and the gorgeous "Shining Light" are miles ahead of the other songs. Which is not to say that the rest aren't great songs. "Girl From Mars", "Oh Yeah" and "Jesus Says" still sound fresh as daisies and anyone of a certain age will wax nostalgic to the strains of "Goldfinger", a song which used to be played hourly in every pub I went in when it first came out! "Kung Fu" is great fun, as is "Jack Names the Planets", and "A Life Less Ordinary" is a great piece of bittersweet punk-pop.
That's not to say that it's a perfect compilation. Weighing in at 19 tracks, Wheeler's song-writing is just not varied enough sustain this length of time. By the time "Uncle Pat" comes around there's the distinct feeling of deja vous.
Still, that's not why we come here, is it? If you want subtle, overwrought songsmithery, Ash are not for you. If you just want good honest wall-of-sound punk-pop, then strap on the air guitar, turn up the hi-fi and pop in "Intergalactic Sonic 7"s". You won't be disappointed!
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on 31 January 2014
If you haven't given Ash much time this is a great way to get to know them. Quite simply marvellous.
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on 6 November 2016
Good band - sadly the product was counterfeit.
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on 4 November 2015
Bought as gift, recipient well pleased
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on 1 April 2003
Great singles from a great band. Ash just keep churning out awesome tracks which is more than most bands can do these days. What more can I say. ESSENTIAL.
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on 25 November 2015
Very good and speedy delivery
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on 21 November 2002
Ash, the oirish upstarts who had a platinum album before even finishing their A - Levels, release a best of compilation and included some b-sides too. Aaaahh bless em.
Middle men (and woman) really, Tim Wheeler et al are not horrendously good looking or really fashionable but as a singles band Ash are second to none, crafting sugar sweet, pop power tunes and this is a collection of their best ones on one album. Blinding.
Popping up when Britpop was at its stale peak Ash's energy and verve was a refreshing change, even if at first they seemed like a novelty. Early singles like Jack Names The Planets, Uncle Pat and Petrol were spiky gems leading on to the release of '1977' and the first hit proper; Girl From Mars.
The track order on 'Intergalactic Sonic 7"s' is random, no need for a date order on here, the band have hardly changed, 'Shining Light' and 'Burn Baby Burn' - arguably two of the finest pop singles of recent years are similar to early hits Angel Interceptor and Wildsurf.
This is as much of a collection of hits for Ash loyalists, with the freebie b-sides disc and new release Envy, as it is a great party album for those yet to venture into the world of the hard drinking pups.
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