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The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses

1989

The Stone Roses

Album Summary

The Stone Roses is the debut studio album by English rock band the Stone Roses. It was recorded mostly at Battery Studios in London with producer John Leckie from June 1988 to February 1989 and released in May of that year by Silvertone Records. Despite not being an immediate success, the album grew popular alongside the band's high-profile concert performances, which also helped establish them as fixtures of the Madchester and baggy cultural scenes. The record's critical standing also improved significantly in later years, with The Stone Roses now considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time. It was voted number 11 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). It has sold over four million copies worldwide.

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Rating

3.7

Votes

4982

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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5

I will gladly listen to this album again today. I've lived and breathed this music for a long time. It makes me happy to think about. The definition of a classic is a piece of art that amazes you yesterday. If you looked or listened to the art today - it's wondrous. If you find it years from now, on a random day because of a web site - it will be fucking evergreen. A must listen for British rock/pop.

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5

Highly influential album, especially to me. It's a damn shame everything they made after this was pretty meh; I suppose some groups are only destined to make 1 really great thing. But hey I'm not complaining, if the best I could do was make 1 album as incredible and timeless as this I'd be pretty damn happy. One of the best albums to ever come out of Manchester, period.

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5

This is the one

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5

How have I never heard any of this before?! Really enjoyed the easygoing sound. The guitars shimmer over the ethereal vocals on (This Is The One is a great example) and their songs seem to unfold delicately to reveal their story. Was Don’t Stop was recorded backwards? I Am The Resurrection is a wild mix of poppy music over some seriously angry lyrics, with a killer guitar ending. Love it so much. My favorite song from this album. Still perplexed how I missed this group entirely but very exciting to realize things like this are out there just waiting to be discovered.

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5

A Manc conspiracy theorist primate with a voice like a de-tuned fog horn and his pals produce one of the greatest albums of all time, whodathunk it.

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5

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5

Epic. A masterpiece. One of the best debut albums ever.

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“The Stone Roses” by The Stone Roses (1989) Toying with horror yet failing to rise to the level of meaningfulness, this album is a work of art without coherence, much like the Jackson Pollock-inspired cover. This sound is interesting enough, given the limited talents of the band members. The drums stand out, however, avoiding standard rhythms mostly by subtraction. Interesting. We hear a sometimes-innovative arrangement of backing vocals, but nothing unexpected in the melodies or chord structures. The performance is generally tight. The group seems to exert a great deal of creative energy in trying to avoid typical pop sounds, without completely offending your average pop audience. (Cha-ching?) “Elizabeth My Dear” (“Greensleeves”) clearly reveals the serious limitations in the lead singer’s vocal abilities. The solo at 2:37 on “Made of Stone” clearly reveals the serious limitations of the guitar player. He was saved by the phase shifter. “Don’t Stop” is a silly backmasking gimmick. I had to stop. Nice rhythm section on “Shoot You Down”—it started off well enough, then the vocal and guitar proceeded to screw it up. This album would appeal to someone in the late 1980s who longed for an updating of the pop music of the mid-1960s. But not me. 2/5

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5

Brilliant album from start to finish. One of my favourites. To start your debut with I wanna be adored, and finish with I am the resurrection is next level

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5

Byrds style jangly guitars, infectious melodies and grooves, mumbled mysterious lyrics. It worked in 89 and still sounds great now. One of The great British albums.

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5

Easy 5 stars. Sublime They do lose a star due to Ian Brown's dangerous anti-vax conspiracy spreading but they also gain a star due to Ian Brown's impressive nunchuck skills

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5

Lemon

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5

Iconic!

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5

Really cool guitars. Almost shoegazey at times. The voals plus a couple psychadelic effects like phasers and backwards guitar give it a retro 60s feel. I like it a lot. You can hear how Oasis would be influenced by them

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5

Feels like a fully formed album and band, especially for their first album. Can hear similar tones to Pixies and Smiths. High energy drums and guitar mixed with spacey atmospheric singing and driving bass.

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5

I was never a Stone Roses fan and I’ve never listened to this album in full, although I know all the “big” tunes off of it. Difficult to rate this one because all the hits probably make it a 5 star album, but I rarely think about the Stone Roses or choose to listen to them. But their influence on other bands I rate is huge and the hits on this album are brilliant. Toss up between a 4 and a 5 for me. I’m feeling generous this morning after a West Ham win last night, so fuck it.

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5

Listened to this a thousand times in my college years and it still sounds cool

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5

The ultimate blend of Goth rock and jangle pop. "I Wanna Be Adored" is one of the most beautiful, longing, dulcet songs I've ever heard. Classic!

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5

Beautiful debut album from Baggy/Madchester band The Stone Roses. Immersive soundscapes and interesting chords changes. Reminiscent of The Smiths but with a more psychedelic atmosphere.

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5

This album is something else. While it very much feels like a product of the 1980's, carrying it with it the feel of the decade's pop or new wave artists, the way those elements are fused with the rock/alt-rock underpinnings results in something unlike anything I've ever heard. It's like The Smiths or New Order, but poppier and dance-ier. The album starts off incredibly strong with 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'She Bangs the Drums', the latter being my favourite track on the album. However, it remains strong throughout - 'Waterfall', 'Bye Bye Bad Man', 'Sugar Spun Sister', 'Made of Stone' - this album is filled with bangers.

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5

Had no idea what I was about to listen to. I found the first track (I Wanna Be Adored) unbelievably boring the first time through and was afraid I was going to loathe the rest of the album. But I smiled through the remaining songs and immediately started the record over. Love the Brit-pop vocals and jangly guitar. I'll come back to this one. p.s. If no one's done it yet, "This is the One" would be the perfect soundtrack to the ending of a manic pixie dream girl movie.

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5

Brilliant, classic, hear its influences all over the place. I was a bit surprised how may of the songs I knew, but they released SIX singles, and one of the other songs is one of the singles backwards! Really enjoyed it, but now frustrated they didn't kick on from here.

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5

A shimmery, jangly, dream!

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4

Not many debut albums have the consistency Ian Brown et al achieved with this. There are 8 absolute classic songs on here. But I've never thought the run of Don't Stop and Elizabeth my dear are good enough and most people just skip past them to the majestic sugar spun sister. This is a shame considering they left Love Spreads and Sally Cinnamon off this. The version I have been given by apple music has Love spreads on which I don't recall being on this. Further checks to the back of my original album version confirm this. All things considered though a classic album if not a perfect one. P.S- Ian Brown can't perform live and is an anti vax nob. 4/5

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Tout commence une matinée d'avril. Alors que je venais de m'asseoir sur le siège d'une balançoire, celle voisine, jusque-là inoccupée fut prise d'assaut par un vieillard édenté. Je lui adressai un regard furtif qu'il ne sembla pas remarquer ni même rechercher. Un silence assez long suivit son arrivée. Il prit soudain la parole : "The Stone Roses" dit-il en se balançant d'avant en arrière et inversement. "Voulez-vous répéter ?" lui répondis-je avec tout l'étonnement du monde. "The Stone Roses" redit-il sans se faire prier. Son comportement n'augurait rien de bon. "J'ai peur de ne pas comprendre ce que vous me racontez." lui avouai-je. "The Stone Roses" répéta-t-il une nouvelle fois. Je commençais à m'agacer de la situation. "Voulez-vous bien arrêter de m'importuner ?" lui recommandai-je. "The Stone Roses" continua-t-il ; je le tuai.

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Super not for me. I'm not surprised people regard this highly, but this type of indie/sad boy late 80s rock can eat a bunch of dicks.

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Boring and forgettable

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5

4/23 Hell of an album, from the production, the melodies, the songwriting, they went all-out for their debut. Standout Tracks: I Wanna Be Adored, Don't Stop, Bye Bye Bad Man, Made of Stone, This Is the One, Fools Gold

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5

A real pre-Oasis, the LP started off okay, but really got more and more captivating as it went on.

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5

Cheery mood songs :)

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5

Loved this album. Absolute banger. It was a psych rock explosion.

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5

This is so much better after the previous two albums. Honestly, it could be something I wouldn’t like much on its own, but hearing it after two albums I really didn’t like gives it a boost. So yeah, I do like this one. It’s definitely heading toward that alt-rock vibe that I prefer, and it’s good background listening music. I might actually consider looking up more of them for further listening.

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5

All-Time-Lieblingsplatte. Zwischen "I wanna be adored" und "I am the Resurrection" ("Fool's Gold" war auf dem Originalrelease nicht drauf) nichts als Größenwahn und Zärtlichkeit, Working Class und Klassenkampf, Melodien für Jahrhunderte und frei flottierende Rhytmik. Und zwar galore und in jedem einzelnen Song ("Don't Stop" ist ja kein Song). Dazu die Looks, die Attitude und die Gang-Mentalität, mit denen sie selbst im Manchester ihrer Zeit (und es war ja IHRE Zeit) klare Außenseiter waren - und damit natürlich auch immer unerreichbar. Was sie dann aus all dem gemacht haben (Scheitern vor allem, vor dem ihnen sofort errichteten Denkmal) steht auf einem anderen Blatt. Fragt mich gern, dann erzählt Opa mal so richtig von früher und wie das damals war und heute ist in Manchester! Hierfür: klare 6 Sterne.

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5

Beim Debutalbum der Stone Roses könnte ich zu fast jedem Song eine eigene Geschichte schreiben, wann und wo er in meinem Leben eine Rolle gespielt hat. Bin zwar zu jung, um sie zu Release-Zeit als das Phänomen wahrgenommen zu haben, dass die Stone Roses bis heute sind, aber 4 Abende nacheinander das Etihad Stadion in Manchester auszuverkaufen ist auch knapp 30 Jahre später mühelos möglich und fühlte sich wahnsinnig junggeblieben an. Für alle! Allein „Fools Gold“, dieser Song ohne Strophe aber mit einer Zeitlosigkeit behaftet, dass er auch noch frisch und verheißungsvoll klingt. Und niemals, niemals altert. Mann, was für ein Album. Und das an deinem Geburtstag, Guido! This is the one!

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5

best yet.

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5

6/5.

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5

Feel like I've been giving out a lot of 5s recently, but this is a great album that influenced so many of the bands I used to love, and some j still do.

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5

A classic

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5

Ridiculous debut from the godfathers of indie

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5

Classic British indie rock. Best Tracks: I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drum, I am the Resurrection

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5

Listened to this once or twice down the years!

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5

Yes, good

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5

Best debut album ever

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5

one of my all time favourites

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5

buenisimo

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5

false

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5

this is really great.

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5

Great album. Feels like the missing link between The Beatles and Oasis. 'She Bangs the Drums' is a banger.

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5

Dear god, the shimmery chorus pedal… inject that directly into my eardrums. Cranberries-esque. I love it. Vocal melodies and harmonies are great. I bet the Uninvited guys love this album. There’s a clear influence there. “Elizabeth, my dear” - cheeky “Scarborough Fair” parody. But she’s still queen, you poor bastards! 32 years later! First time I have rolled it back for a second listen. That’s probably a good sign, lol

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5

One of the best

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5

Masterpiece!

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5

Never heard of these guys before but was a solid album, good guitars, chill music with some oomph. Another review compared to Oasis before there was Oasis and I could see where they're getting that. Dig this, will be adding some of their tunes to my playlist.

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5

5/5 - fantastic album! Great surprise

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5

Some of it gets a bit wanky, especially the backwards parts but it doesn't really detract from the high points

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5

Me gustó mucho. Aprecio la ondita ecléctica y medio caótica que tiene y a ratos hypnagogica, así como que se te pasó el clonazepam. Un poco de aquí, de allá y maracuyá, el britpop hubiera sido mejor si se hubiera seguido una linea más parecida a lo que traian estos dudes. Favs: Don´t Stop, Made of Stone y I wanna be adored. Mood: I don't need to sell my soul.

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5

Otro clásico.

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5

Shame he's an absolute whopper

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5

Rock, Alternative/Indie, Pop 1989

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5

Great suprise here, the album is full of catchy songs with lots of harmonies, my guilty pleasure. Interesting sound also for late 80s, prog and psychodelic rock paired with some 80s dance influence

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5

Very good

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5

One of the greatest debut albums of all time. It’s influence spanned far and wide and it barely has a weak moment - an easy five stars

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5

Adored.

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5

What a fantastic album this is. My favorite from this Madchwster scene. So melodic and soulful. One great song after another and my vinyl copy doesn't even have Fools Gold. 5 🌟

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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5

One of the best debut albums ever, I didn't like it at all when I first played it. A masterpiece...5/5

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5

Fantastic

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5

The most formative album of the Madchester scene. I wore out my tape and had to buy an album!

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5

Britpop perfection. One of the best albums of the 80s. 9-10/10 1. Fools Gold 2. I Wanna Be Adored 3. Made of Stone

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5

Oh yesssss, my kind of music. So Moody. Makes me feel alive.

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5

This will always be one of my favorite albums ever. It's certainly their high point as a band. Song For My Sugar Spun Sister, Fool's Gold and especially I Am The Resurrection are the highlights.

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5

A solid album through and through. Dig a lot of the songs, especially I Am The Resurrection.

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5

Sí escuchabas Radio3 en los finales de los 80 y principio de los 90 este es tu disco. Una banda que se fue a la porra por el negocio y las mierd*s de los contratos. Después de este disco impresionante tardaron años en volver y en cierta forma ya era tarde, pero este éxito no se lo puede quitar nadie. 5 estrellas ***** totales. I wanna be adored, She bangs the drums, Waterfall, Don't Stop, Sugar spoon sister, Made of stone, Shoot you down, This is the one y I am the resurrection.

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5

Classic and excellent

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5

MADCHESTER. BIBLICAL.

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5

10/10

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5

Debut album is very good!

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5

Great Debut album! Never explored this band before, but this album is an amazing gem.

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5

Loved it, some really great songs

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5

As I think back to the summer of 2012, I believe that it would have been utterly bleak if it weren't for this album. I don't remember much from this period of time but, what I do remember, this was the soundtrack. A path down the rabbit hole ensued with this band (I never ventured into the third album) and they are forever engrained, in my mind, in these sublime sounds they created. Thank you Stone Roses, you are adored indeed.

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5

"I don't need to sell my soul; he's already in me" is one of the great rock lyrics of all time. 5 stars for that line alone.

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5

Uuh, paluu ikisuosikkien pariin. Varsinkin ekat 3 biisiä mennään oman musamaun zeniitissä. Loputkin maistuu ja fiilaan tunnelmaa. Fools Gold on tietty upea ja kai sen voi tälle levylle laskea. Ehkä tää on puolet 5/5 ja puolet 4/5, mutta pyöristetään nyt ylöspäin, kun ei vitosia tule liikaa jaeltua.

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5

I like how so many 4/5 reviewers seem surprised by this album. That was me back in '89 when this band showed up. Believe me, they surprised all of us. 1989-90, my freshman year in college. Stone Roses may have technically debuted in the middle of '89 and this gets talked about as an ‘80s album, but really the band is more about the ‘90s and what was to come. The Stone Roses sounded ridiculously fresh at the time, ushering in a sound that was really different from what came before it. It was all over college radio for a couple of years, and I carried a cassette of this album everywhere with me. There wasn’t anything particularly revolutionary about The Stone Roses that you could point out. But they took all the best aspects of what came before them (pop, post punk, psychedelic) and somehow managed to make a sound and a genre that was distinctively theirs. It really changed the way music sounded, for years. They were a bridge between the post punk sound of the 80s and Britpop and Indie music to come, while somehow skating past a lot of what was going on with alternative here in the States. The songs are unabashedly lovely. They’re jangly, shimmering, melodic, gorgeously hooky songs. The lyrics are occasionally hazy and lacking in depth, but it's forgivable when the music sounds this good. It’s sometimes trippy, sometimes self-indulgent, but enjoyable from front to back. It's a downright shame this band was around so briefly. But they left behind a perfect album. Fave Songs (All songs, in order from most to least favorite): I Wanna Be Adored, I Am the Resurrection, (Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister, Made of Stone, Shoot You Down, Bye Bye Bad Man, She Bangs the Drums, Don't Stop, Waterfall, This is the One, Elizabeth My Dear. Fool’s Gold, which wasn’t part of the original UK version, but was on my well-worn cassette, deserves a 5 all on its own.

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5

❤️

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5

Superbonito

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5

This one my top five albums, one of the easiest five star reviews ever. Everthing they wrote and recorded around 88-91 are just magic.

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5

Nostalgia strikes again! I was a bit too young when it was first released, it wasn't until the mid/late-90s when the rock nightclub in Liverpool, the Krazy House, used to always play I Am The Resurrection for their penultimate song. I picked up a copy of the album and it became a regular listen.

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5

Solid gold banger.

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5

Some of the best songs ever written. A couple of duds though still what a banger.

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5

Definitely a contender for one of the best debut albums, this is a classic that deserves its status. The vocals are mellow but never boring, the guitars jangle with bite, the bass throbs and the drums drive. There's some nice psychedelic touches but it always remains accessible. It's groovy enough to dance to and they remembered to bring some decent tunes along. Yep, this is a corker of an LP.

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Classic 5 out of 5

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5

You can tell the musical quality of The Stone Roses at this time was supreme not only through the amount of singles of their debut, but also the songs left of the album. Fool's Gold, Mersey Paradise and Elephant Stone are some of the excellent tracks that were left of the original release. The tracks that made it instead are decent at worst and brilliant at best. I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs the Drums, Made of Stone and I Am the Resurrection are the cream of the crop. The instrumentation is top-notch as well with the rhythm section knowing where to fire all cylinders and when to be understated. There is also some innovative tactics applied here as well, like reversing the instrument tracks on Waterfall to make Don't Stop. The vocals are calm and laidback which fit the songs very well, and the guitarist takes the songs to another level.

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5

Is it one of the best debut albums of all time? It's up there.

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5

I have loved this album since it first came out. Every time I listen to it I can't believe how good it is. The best!

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5

As a very famous 90s footballer, I know this record incredibly well. The boys in the dressing room would always stick this on after a big win and suck eachother off. Those days when the entire Chelsea first team and backroom staff would jizz all over me were some of the best times ever.

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5

Massive formative part of my life was spent listening to this album. if you took don't stop off then this would be very close to perfection for me. i wonder what the yanks think of the whole baggy manc thing?

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5

that was actually surprisingly enjoyable I’ve been getting a lot of this 90s britpop but it hasn’t yet been bad 9/10

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5

One all time favourite - tunes start to finish !

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5

I really enjoyed this album. I wanna be adored is the highlight for me (and is also the only one I knew beforehand). This is going in the rotation! Is it a 5? Sure, let's be nice.

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5

Meistarastykki. Hvert lag öðru betra, og fáir jafn góðir bangerar með jafn niðurdrepandi texta og I am the resurrection, það er eiginlega best.

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5

Great album

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5

This was about my 3rd listen overall to this album and it gets better every time. All the songs are great and I was disappointed when it was over.

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5

She Bangs The Drum is probably the best song in the world! Great album.

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5

Squire and Brown's opus

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5

6/5 club. Complete perfection. The 6 standout tracks are just fucking unbelievably good.

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5

best

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5

I deeply love madchester

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5

absolute classic

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5

Nice jam album, east to listen to. I would listen to them again. Nice guitars. Second listen was much better. I am a fan

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5

One dodgy song on there though

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J’avais entendu de nom mais je ne m’imaginais oas que je reecouterais 2-3 fois l’album en iune journee de peur d’avoir passer a cote de quelque chose. 5

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5

A classic

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5

Incredibly pleasant to listen to. The flow and consistency of the album is just perfect.

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5

By far the best UK album from 1989. The year after Some Friendly got out but I still rate the SR album higher.

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5

work of art very very consistently excellent soundtrack, only a few skippable songs (don't stop, elizabeth....) really like this, but i'm biased bc this isn't my first listen, or even my 10th GREAT STUFF

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5

Back in 1989-90, this was my favorite record. I was introduced to it by my sister, who is 3 years younger than me. I still love it. It's perfect. John Squire's guitar work is impeccable.

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5

good

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5

What can I say that has been said about the absolute piece of art? I legitimately think this is the best British rock album ever. And I say this as a fan of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. I hadn’t heard this album in full in a few years. I think I had listened to it in passing at the start of the pandemic. The thing that I forgot about it is how pretty much every song has some sort of change in direction that elevates them from pretty good to just amazing. Like in Shoot You Down the pause and then key change for the ‘I never wanted …the live that you gave me’ part. It’s such and amazing surprise after thinking I knew how this whole album goes and then realizing they still have more to show. You can say the Stone Roses legacy is tarnished because they never reached this height again, but neither has anyone else.

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5

Yet another band I’d been meaning to listen to for years but just hadn’t. Love this.

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5

For first album and for british rock, this is something blow my mind.

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5

Nice

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5

I love the Roses so much. There’s not a single second of this record that I don’t adore.

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5

So glad.this came up. I nevver get tired of this album. The stone roses pretty much defined the sounds of the 90s, and lead the way for the 'brit pop' (hate that word) movement. This album opened the flood gates so everyone else could follow. Psychedelic funky rock. Unique sound with attitude. Just brilliance

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5

Classic, the nostalgia gifts the 5 stars

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5

One of my favorite albums!

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5

I knew the popular songs well but the rest of the album was very solid, it will be entering my rotation

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4

This album sounds like a clear waterfall streaming down a river. So cool. So refreshing. 7.5-8/10 FT: Made of Stone - I am the Resurrection. A tie

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4

The Stone Roses

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4

gillade detta

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4

I seem to remember the first half of this album more than the last, until Fool's Gold arrives. Great listening to this again. 4/5.

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4

Godt rock/pop plade med fængende hits. De "fjerne ekko" stemmer bliver dog lidt træl Men gode numre 4+

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4

Cool

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4

It grew on my. I had to listen to it many times, and every time it was better than before

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4

Some great funky jams

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4

Chill alternative rock, a little bit peculiar, but generally a pleasant listen.

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4

If only the album was good as the first two and last song all the way through. Best closer of all time tho

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4

surprisingly good

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4

Solid album, more psychedelic and weirder than expected (in a good way)

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4

Not listened to stone roses for years. Looking forward to this one. Enjoyed that, I'd forgotten that they can be quite chilled out

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4

Definitely love this one.

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4

Not a band I've listened to much, but a really good album.

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4

Have loved this album for a fair while, highly recommend watching their Documentary. Would love to have experienced that Manchester scene

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4

Like the vibe. You can tell it’s right at the turn of the 80s sound becoming what become grunge in the 90s.

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4

¿Por qué no escuchamos más a esta banda y menos a otras de la época? Tiene el sonido de The Smiths sin todos los dramas de Morrissey. Me gustaron creo que todas pero las que más fueron 'I am the resurrection' y 'Shoot you down'.

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4

Goo is better

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4

We liked it. It was groovy and fun. 3.5 stars

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4

Appreciate this album more and more as I continue to listen to it. Lyrics more intelligible now, very eclectic album.

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4

honestly better than I expected. Softy sadboi rock, but done well! I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the album, and everything after was a slow decline, but never felt awful. Probably won't throw it into a rotation but will have more appreciation if it comes up on it's own. Really hard to pick between 3 and 4 for this one. I'll round up for the hell of it.

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4

Rock. Interesante

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4

Epic!

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4

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4

Ça s'écoute mais y'a rien de fou là dedans! Ok comme ambiance de fond au café.. Je me demande de plus en plus qui a fait la sélection des albums en se disant que c'était le genre de truc qu'il fallait écouter avant de mourir. J'ai bien aimé Made of stone mais encore là, ça s'en va pas dans ma playlist.

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4

Excellent album.

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4

Very indie, cook

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4

ich bin irre gefläsht - damals postadoleszent natürlich mitlaufen lassen im Post-90er Britpopper Feeling, aber nie wirklich begriffen, was die Einzigartigkeit der Band ausgemacht hat, statt dessen eine Best of... als ausreichend betrachtet & Ian Browns Solo Karriere mehr Beachtung geschenkt. Nun dieses erste Album nach so langer Zeit zu hören, beschert grad mir ein persönliches "2nd Coming" und zeigt mir wo das Tamburin scheppert.

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4

Melodic midtempo British/Manchester rock with notable balance of experimental and straightforward. A testament to tight songcraft done by what feels like a fairly standard four- or five-piece rock outfit. Many of the Stone Roses biggest hits are here - "I Wanna Be Adored", "Waterfall", "Bye Bye Badman."

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4

very good album with few bad songs not quite my go to but still a very good album nonetheless

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4

Really like this album, especially “I wanna be Adored” and “I am the resurrection” and the rest of the album is good too - it has a cool, melancholy vibe. Good harmonies, and it even rocks out occasionally. Easy 4

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4

Never been a huge fan of Stone Roses but this is a cool album with some classic tunes. 8/10

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4

old school rock

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4

Funky

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4

A classic, but not a album i listen to very often,

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4

One of my favorites

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4

Had literally never heard of this band before, and the Wikipedia article says it's considered one of the greatest albums of all time. Catching some hints of Smashing Pumpkins, Cranberries, Garbage, Cardigans, New Radicals. There's something precious about those airy, delicate vocals. Feels like a vibey 90s take on hippie music, wondering if the Stone Roses really set the stage for much of that 90s poppy rocky ravey scene. Just got to track 4, that took a huge psychedelic turn. Some Jimi, some Beatles. The happy little guitar solo at 2:50 in "Made of Stone" sounds like something I'd play while standing on my tippy toes and fucking around with my phaser. I enjoyed this one, will see how that translates into my arbitrary awarding of stars tomorrow morning.

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4

I appreciated the variety on this album. It seemed like it was the bridge between New Wave and Brit Pop. Loved some of the more moody songs with sonic distortion and show gazey breakdowns. I feel like this spawned bands like Spiritualized, Oasis, etc. my only complaint is the last song, “fools gold” feels dated, but is the only one that feels that way.

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4

my experience with SR was mostly in the context of britpop. i don't recall ever listening to a song let alone an album, but i genuinely enjoyed this. feels like a mashup of oasis and my bloody valentine. loved the dreamy vocals and instrumentation. the first half felt stronger than the back half until i got to the last 2 tracks. brilliant way to end an otherwise poppy affair. this may very well end up a 5 but i would need to sit with it for awhile longer

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4

Great album.

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4

Quite a lot better than I expected. Definitely enjoyed it. The last track surprised me quite a bit too, but it was a good finish to a good album. No real standout songs for me though and therefore not a 5.

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4

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4

This was such a charmer I was shocked I hadn't heard them before. Big indie movie vibes at times.

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4

rupwert met encore des couches car il fait pipi au lit

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4

3.5 if I could. But after a second listen it tips over to a 4.

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4

"I Wanna Be Adored" started out like I was listening to Pink Floyd. "She Bangs the Drums" gives me Beach Boys vibes. Beach Boys might not be right but it's a band I know I've heard. "Waterfall" is really good, I like it. Probably a good concert song. The beginning of "Don't Stop" sounds like it would be from Aerosmith. "Bye Bye Bad Man" would have been good in Legion or HIMYM. "Elizabeth My Dear" who is this, Garfunkel and Oates? "(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister" not much to say but I liked it. "Made of Stone" was reallllly good. I like this one. "Shoot You Down" Beach Boys vibes again? "This Is the One" it sounds familiar but I don't know where I would've heard it. OH! Previous songs reminded me of a cross between Beach Boys and The Cherries. That's what it was. "I Am the Resurrection" without listening to the lyrics closely enough, is this Christian themed? "Fools Gold" long, but good. I liked this album. It's not what I typically listen to but I liked it.

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4

Really liked it. Will explore more 80s brit rock. um favorite track was This is the One. Least favorite was Don't Stop. Will probably listen to this one again!

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4

Favorite tracks: I Wanna Be Adored, Bye Bye Bad Man, Made Of Stone, I Am The Resurrection, Fools Gold Least favorite tracks: Don't Stop

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4

Awesome tunes. Felt rocky but also with kind of brother bear feel??

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4

Fantastic debut and the bulk of their greatest hits

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4

Manchester more like Madchester am i right?

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4

Gran disco, grandes canciones, grandes arreglos, grandes solos, etc. A los Stone Roses los conocí hace ya varios años por una amiga muy querida y siempre es grato regresar a ellos. Highlights, porque no hay skips: "I Wanna Be Adored", "Don't Stop", "Made of Stone" y "This Is The One". De las últimas dos, disfruto mucho sus solos. 9/10

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4

Great Britpop! Cool sounds and fun songs, unique while also a tribute to the 60s.

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4

This album manages to bring together a host of influences in a coherent and interesting way. I can hear Beatles, the Smiths, Joy Division, dance sounds and more in this album. The 'Madchester' scene of which the Stone Roses were a key player, was born of the indie dance scene fused with psychedelia and pop sounds. This movement found mainstream success but started to decline in the earlier nineties as Britpop and Grunge became favored.

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4

Great album that marked the start of an era! Really enjoyed it

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4

First album of the journey for me. This should be fun if they're all half as good as this.

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4

Great music to cross-stitch to. Originally, I was going to say relaxing, but not a sleep sort of relaxing. Then I reflected upon the album and realized everything was fairly upbeat, but not in-your-face up beat. All in all, great all-around album for an all-around average sort of day/task.

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4

So influential and solid

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4

Started getting a bit samey towards the end, but still quite good musicianship. I felt as though the band were really a band, if that makes any sense. I enjoyed it for the most part.

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4

U top 5 najboljih brit pop albuma, alo. Dakle vrh album, žao mi je što mi nije skroz savršen, ali je dosta blizu. Stvarno kvalitetan album, odličnih pjesama i jedan od glavnih pokretača ovakvog žanra u Britaniji.

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4

Catchy tunes with lots of hooks, jangly guitars, groovy rhythms - what's not to like? I enjoyed this quite a bit. 4 stars.

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4

Listened 27/9/21

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4

Classic and seminal, echoing influences without ripping them off in a way Oasis completely failed to do. Album tracks innovative and pleasing. A long overdue full listen.

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4

banger

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4

I was surprised by how much I liked this one - it's like a little psychedelic alt-rock adventure. My favorite track on the album, "Fool's Gold", has a funky almost trip-hop beat that carries it along, and it's very nice. I have a feeling that I'll be coming back to this album.

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4

I've listened to this extensively in the past. Remastered version is very mellow and strangely paced but has some excellent songs - she bangs the drums and I am the resurrection are highlights, and fool's gold is a brilliant song. Good start, even if it is unlikely to become one of my favourites.

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4

Very nice smithsy psych

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4

Its good, but not for me

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4

very nice, had some really chill songs

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4

9/10

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4

Pleasureful.

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4

Downloading for later

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4

I've always thought there was a disconnect between the Stone Roses' lad-rock following and the kind of music they actually made. I also thought they were largely overrated - just accomplished musicians with a few good tunes and a few dull ones. That may still be true, but I'm happy to concede that this is a strong album. I still think I Wanna Be Adored and I Am The Resurrection are clear stand-outs but the jangly stuff in between has grown on me too.

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4

I always slag off The Stone Roses because of their reputation in Manchester despite only having one album. But this happens to be that album and it is a damn good one to be fair and very iconic

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