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Classic Harmony filled Byrdsian Pop,
This review is from: 4766 Seconds - Shortcut to Teenage Fanclub (Best of) (Audio CD)
I fell in love with Teenage Fanclub when i first heard 'Sparky's Dream' off their 'Grand Prix' album sometime in 1995. A shiver down the spine, perfect harmony filled pop influenced by the Byrds, Beatles & Big Star.
Since then i've bought and cherished all their albums from the rougher early days, 1990's 'A Catholic Education' up to and including the harmony filled delight of 2001's 'Howdy.'
This album collects the best tracks off all 6 albums and 3 new tracks, its a stunner. 'Everything Flows' is a rocking indie anthem. 'You're love is the Place where I come from' is a beutiful acoustic led ballad and 'I Need Direction' is the perfect harmony filled pop song and then you have another 18 songs to listen to. Its strange but the songs are just so joyous that they have the power to relax and make you feel content inside.
It seems the secret behind Teenage Fanclubs brilliance is that the have 3 exceptional songwriters all producing songs for the band. Of the 3 new songs Raymonds, The World'll Be Ok is the pick of the bunch.
This album is a great starting point for Teenage Fanclub, buy it. The only problem is once you've got it you'll want all of the rest of their albums too!