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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Scots Provide an Education in Melody, 27 May 2002
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This review is from: A Catholic Education (New Digipack Edition) (Audio CD)
On the one hand it is shocking that Teenage Fanclub have never been a commercial hit, but then again there are not many Scottish guitar bands who can lay claim to releasing more than 5 albums. Here lies the enigma that is Teenage Fanclub. The legacy they will leave behind contains moments of melody as pure as you will ever here - and yet they have stuck doggedly to a sound and style which has cemented them as 'also - rans' commercially.
A Catholic Education is in many ways a seminal album as it was the first time the band managed to tame the raw guitar sound of their first work with the harmonies which have become their trademark. The album bursts out of the stereo and continues at a roaring pace. The production is un-polished but you can see the crystals of songwriting talent which would emerge in their next, and most well known album, bandwagonesque.
For all your Fannies out there, and you either are you arent!, a Catholic Education is the missing piece of the jigsaw. The album is a rough diamond of potential and promise. It is the 'talent spotters' Teenage Fanclub album. This where they were allowed to experiment, make mistakes and eventuall hit on the formula which would shape the sound for the next decade.
This album will take you back as well as forward, and after a few listens your education will be complete.
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