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The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses

1989

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The Stone Roses

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3.69

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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

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

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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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“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

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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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

Lemon

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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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5

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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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

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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5

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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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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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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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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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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Great album.

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

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rupwert met encore des couches car il fait pipi au lit

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

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

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Fantastic debut and the bulk of their greatest hits

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Manchester more like Madchester am i right?

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

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

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

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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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So influential and solid

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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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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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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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Listened 27/9/21

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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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banger

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

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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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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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Very nice smithsy psych

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Its good, but not for me

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very nice, had some really chill songs

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9/10

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Pleasureful.

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Downloading for later

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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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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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This album has good sound, intresting story and great cover.

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-Very cool psychedelic Beatles-esque jamming on sitar and echoed/reversed vocals on "Don't Stop" -"(Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister," "Shoot You Down," and "This Is the One" all get interesting -Becomes a cool jam in "I Am the Resurrection" -Has some really cool bits but is pretty mellow in the other tracks. Overall pretty solid

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8/10

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Great stuff, oasis but with more of a kick to it

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Kind of a fun, trippy album from the late 80s! It actually sounds a lot more modern than that to me.

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Excellent. I think there are some stone-cold classics on this album. An easy 4.

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Classic

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Classic. So many hits.

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I think this album was a big step forward in music at the time. It continues to have some appeal but a lot of the songs just don't seem as innovative as I imagine they must have been back then. Still a very solid work, but I just don't see it as belonging in the upper echelons that the critics seem to place it.

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I hadn't purposely listened to The Stone Roses before, but I really enjoyed this album. They're a new staple.

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Great album

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Eigentlich 3 aber wegen "i wanna be adored" ein mehr

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Muy buen disco

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Olipa kivan aurinkoinen levy ja dynaamista menoa! 4/5

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Onhan tässä hyviä tarttuvia renkutuksia. Oikeestaan melkeen kaikki biisit on hyviä. Ehkä kuitenkin kokonaisuutena vois kyseenalaistaa että onko tää niin merkittävä levy että kuuluisko se tälle listalle jos ei ois briteistä, varsinkin kun Fools Gold ei ees ollut alkuperäsellä julkasulla. Mulle henkilökohtasesti biisien puolesta ehkä 3-3.5/5, mutta Fools Gold on niin bängeri että nostaa kirkkaasti neljään.

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I thought this album was cool. It definitely mirrors a lot of what other alternative rock groups were doing in the 80s, and as a consequence it doesn't stand out as much as some of the other early alt-rock albums I've listened to, like Surfer Rosa. Still, they made a lot of cool choices on this album. 4/5

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: I wanna be adored, She bangs the drums, Made of stone

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This is first time listen for me. I thought the album was arranged beautifully and studio engineered to perfection. Wasn't necessarily in love with the techno rock rave song but the rest of the album is exceptional. They sound they have musical influences from everybody. I heard Morrisey, The Beach Boys , Pink Floyd and others. Really enjoyed and will be doing a deeper dive on the The Stone Roses.

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Achei bem legal. Ouviria de novo.

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I had heard "I Wanna Be Adored" many times and always liked it, yet for some reason, I don't think I listened to much more of their music. I'm glad this album came up in my rotation. This band is really good. Love their sense of groove, which they interweave wonderfully with nice pop hooks. To me, they seem to include a fun sense of pop and rock composition without getting snarky or cynical about it. Snarky and cynical can work in some music, but at times I must confess I kind of roll my eyes a bit (or a lot) when I hear the same themes on that front. There are some outstanding vocal harmonies here, and the musicians play so well. Everything comes together nicely, production is solid, and it's overall rather enjoyable. "Fool's Gold" is super-fun; such a great track with which to end the album. Nicely done!

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Man that was some proto Britpop fun

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First time hearing this album. And it's very good! This is one of those albums that I'm glad I'm doing the generator for, making me listen to music that I somehow missed.

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Solid. Didn't know much about this band besides the jokes about the second album.

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Pretty darn good, although they leaned HARD into the "remastered" nonsense.

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Gostei muito, só conhecia a banda de nome. Vou pesquisar mais. Melhor música: Fools Gold

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Nice. Good memories of this first time around. Groovy and still fun times from the baggies

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For this album, we have New Order to thank. Not only did the Stone Roses get their start in New Order's club The Haçienda, but they would be heavily inspired by New Order's alternative dance innovations. Mixing this together with neo-psychadelic sounds and some jangle pop from the 60's, and we have the Stone Roses' debut album. With this new sound in their hands, The Stone Roses, alongside Happy Mondays, would be at the forefront of the Madchester genre, a precursor to britpop which would flourish later in the 90's. In the meantime, The Stone Roses would be releasing music that is rhythmically non-stop and upbeat while pulling from sound textures from the 60's and 70's. It's uniquely British, but still pretty good! Not quite for me I think but I can still appreciate quality music when I hear. Also of note, the official release didn't have Fools Gold which is fantastic song, but streaming services will include it at the end so I'm considering that version to be the official one.

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angsty and nice

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Liked it but not madly in love with it, great sounds really liked the instrumentals in the album, dare I say fantastic. Although, the vocals from Ian could be a hit and miss, sometimes it suits the song very well but other times it feels out of place

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I remember enjoying it but then forgot to review so now I have nothing interesting to write here.

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Stonerrock, maar zeer toegankelijk. Goed album

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I thought this was great, obviously knew quite a bit of Stone Roses and this album as a whole was a lot less heavy than some of the other stuff I am familiar with. I was mostly introduced to them when I visited my cousin in Wester Australia, and we had a great time on a road trip blasting his fave Stone Roses songs in his big 4x4. Great times

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4

Some great songs

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Classic

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Nice indie pop album. You can hear how the Stone Roses influenced future musicians.

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If I was still in high school this album would be on my 'Oldies but Goodies' playlist Definitely would play in the background or something, wouldn't listen to it religiously

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Not an album I was that much familiar when growing up but I know how influential it was. I like it generally but find it a bit dragging tbh. I am the resurrection is a timeless classic tho

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This is really, really good. One of the best we've had, comfortable 4 and not far off a 5. It flows really nicely (like a proper album), there are quite a few really good songs on there (it'd still be a decent album even if you only had 2 out of I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drums, Waterfall, Made of Stone, and I Am the Resurrection, let alone all 5), and there's not a lot of filler. It does dip a bit briefly in the middle (the main culprit being the weird reworking of Scarborough Fair into Elizabeth My Dear), but not a lot. Without a couple of those tracks, it'd be close to a 5; if you tightened it all up and took 30s to a minute out of most of the tracks, it'd comfortably get a 5.

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Jeg tar denne med videre. Behagelig. Alt var behagelig. Trenger mer modning før jeg får det til å sitte i rockefoten, fistpump-armen eller sangstrupen. Good stuff.

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You can taste the decades of Brit pop that ooozed out of this record

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I really like this a lot. I only know I wanna be adored and Fools Gold, but i can see the rest of the album growing on me.

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Pretty good listen. Loved a lot of the tracks especially Waterfall and it's subsequent track: waterfall in reverse. Was caught off guard but was actually enjoyable. I thought the bass throughout the album was top notch

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the sheer brilliance of the music overcomes the fact no album with Ian Brown singing should be five stars, or even three.

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Some brilliant songs. And some boring songs. Prefer Oasis.

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Meh. Left very little impression, TBH. It's not bad by any means. It just doesn't do much that's new or interesting. I might need to give this one another try later.

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Ok

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Singers voice is soothing, almost nostalgic. Gives me soft, summery vibes. I dig.

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Wikipedia says this is considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time. I'd never heard of THEM, much less IT, and can't agree. It's solid enough, but I compare it to what I listened to yesterday (Ziggy Stardust) and find it wanting. 3 stars.

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OK album

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Prettyyyyy pretttyyyyy pretty good

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There's a wistful sound here that is enjoyable but I don't think I would seek it out. Though I see wouldn't change the radio if any of these songs where on.

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That was quite a pleasant surprise. I was dreading listening to this, I have never been a fan and always wondered why so many seem to think The Stone Roses are amazing. I've had people try to convert me in the past, to no avail. This time round I rather enjoyed the listen. I probably wouldn't choose to put it on, but I am no longer cringing at the mere mention of the band. It was quite enjoyable.

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Lehet, hogy anno eltalált volna, de most egyáltalán nem tudott megfogni.

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Very interesting intro to rock, chill vibes but all the songs sound similar and drag on..? maybe im too young

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Was feeling it for a while but meh

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Comienza con mucha fuerza y a las 3 canciones ya se les acabó el aire, la mitad del disco parece un grunge leve y la otra un disco desconocido de the Smiths

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I guess I have to be chalked up among those who find the extreme hype around this album baffling. I thought it was fine, I enjoyed listening to it well enough and didn't dislike any of it, but I also wasn't over the moon about any of it. A little soft and slack throughout. Certainly there is Madchester scene music I like better.

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got through about half of it. Actually a pretty good mellow album - need to finish it...

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First time listening to it.

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Starts off ok (with " I want to be adored") but then gets a bit bland for me. The singing gets real soft and seems to be overtaken by the instrumentals. Then the songs tend not to distinguish themselves from each other, until "made of stone"(one of the final tracks on the album, which I enjoyed the most) and "this is the one" and " I am the resurrection ". The last 4 songs of the album really shine.

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Twas alright. I enjoyed it for what it is, but I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to listen to it.

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Good album, representative of this era of music. The end was very intense. Probably wouldn't listen again

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it was p good but didn't rly stand out

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I am the insurrection, fools gold

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Great album, the last song is shit though. [Song For My] Sugar Spun Sister and I Wanna Be Adored were the best. Don't Stop has a very KKB vibe.

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jotenkin meh, ei oikein irtoa, perus taustamusakitarapoppia

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One of those classic albums that I had never really sat down around to listen. It's really good! Love how pre-90s it sounds.

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5

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C'était un bon cd qui s'écoute bien mais que je vais surement oublier rapidement.

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Schönes cover Easy. Teilweise noch medolieus

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ok. just ok.

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No apto para escuchar mientras estudias Canciones un poco largas pero buena onda

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Disco popero suave bastante repetitivo.

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Die Produktion ist mir leider etwas zu breiig, und der Ultrabrite bin ich eh nicht.

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02/09 - Today I worked on setting up details for the trims around the fume hoods, helping Vidula with miscellaneous tasks in the model, and coordination at the Drum Storage building (conversations during the break out meeting). The Stone Roses were a band I had not heard of before I received this album. I thought they had some great songs, my favorite being Made of Stone. The only issue I had with this band was the stage presence. The lead single seemed extremely boring and the songs are so slow I image a concert would be quite boring.

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Good but there wasn’t one song that really drew me in

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Sounded like the byrds or Dylan

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The Beatles, by My Bloody Valentine for most of the album. Cherry picked, some songs are fun, but overall it still feels a little too long with rare alternatives to the shoegazy, distant rock sound. Good guitarship comes to save your ears from sleepiness on most tracks tho and that's a good thing.

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Reasonable record that is not as good as the hype would suggest it would be. If I want to hear what this is hyped to be, I will listen to the Smiths.

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Quintessential Brit Pop. Pretty good, I liked the synthy 80's vibes that were going on

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Kindof a bipolar album. 50% is pretty standard issue 80s Brit rock close to the Cure or the theme song to Pete & Pete. 50% is jangle with a dance beat, and its rad. I'd like 100% jangle dance. A whole album of it with seamless transitions between tracks. Just let it play and a whole hour breezes buy, feeling good, getting shit DONE at work, and GROOVIN. I most appreciate the last two songs for not being afraid to jam in circles for 9 minutes each. B

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I’ve never heard of this band and didn’t recognize a single song. I liked it overall, but nothing really jumped out as amazing. Lots of reverb though. lol.

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Nice, but far from extraordinary.

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Strong solid

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Gutes Album!

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It was ok? Was kinda distracted, didn't hold my attention

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Great background music

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// Favs: — Score: Strong 3

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Sounds like the Beatles doing new wave jangle rock. Pretty good and something I could get into with more time dedicated to it. Favorite tracks are “She Bangs The Drum” and “Made of Stone”.

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It was all right but I think a lot of it was samey and a bit like listening to them having a jam session. A couple of good tunes however

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Not bad!

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Хороший альбом, но песни не цепляют. Больше фоновая музыка

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Well put together and varied. Surprisingly palatable.

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Can't believe this is the first time I ever heard this. Not at all what I was expecting and not a huge fan.

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Pretty good, seeing the time it was released. Reminds me of Turnover and other bands of the 2010s. Not entirely my cup of tea though

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Started kind of meh but after maybe the halfway point I started really getting into it.

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I've always thought that this was an overated album and have never listened to it intently. I still don't enjoy it that much but it has grown on me a little more!

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This is a real "album." It sets a nice consistent mood for an hour without ever jarring you out of that mood—even with a particularly catchy tune. An hour of "like" without any moments of "love." It does take me back to late 80s moody college dorm rooms, but I can't say I knew it in particular.

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Fairly cool album I hadn't heard - I can definitely hear the influence they had on Belle & Sebastian who I love, especially on She Bangs The Drums which sounds a lot like an early B&S track. Fool's Gold is a tune also, I'd heard it but didn't realise it was them, v. different to the rest of the album tho. Didn't find the album mind-blowing but it's pretty pleasant and an interesting early Brit-pop entry in between The Smiths and Oasis, Blur etc. with some interesting 1950s/60s influences that made me think of bands like The Zombies and The Turtles.

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Good solid rock. A bit ageless - this could easily be mid 90's, or mid 00's, or more recent. Some driving baselines in a few tracks made for a repeat listen.

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7,5/10 Muito bom

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No i kolejne wyspiarskie brzmienia, ktore utwierdza w przekonaniu, ze autor listy jest bardzo nieobiektywnym wybieraczem, jesli chodzi o gatunki niszowe, bo jest to kolejne granie w stylu madchesterowym, rekord z 89 i debiutancki album grupy the stone roses, o ktorej slysze pierwszy raz, nie kojarze takze nikogo z formacji, a jednak tych band sie juz sie troche przewinelo, czteroosobowa banda, wiec gitarka, basik, drumy, pianino na jednym traku, no i wokal, wiec standardowy pak i wlasnie tak brzmi, jak standardowy material z tamtego okresu, najprosciej bedzie okreslic album mianem alternatywnego rocka, bo stylowo za bardzo odbiega od poprzednich pikow madchesterowych, zeby tak go okreslac, a dodatkowo jest to o wiele popularniejszy material niz poprzednie czestery, wiec fangeje na wiki czy discogach wypisuja i przypisuja nadprzyrodzone atuty, jak to czesto bywa swoim ulubionym materialom, chociaz jangle pop calkiem pasuje jesli patrzec na tylko wybrane traki, bo akurat ostatni i najdluzszy, a tak sie zlozylo, ze takze najlepszy kawalek calego materialu idealnie wpisuje sie w janglowa definicje brzmienia, opartego na mocnej, wrecz szorstkiej gitarce, ze zmianami tempa, podobnie jak u byrdsow, wiec to bedzie jeden z dwoch trakow plejkowych, bo pomimo 8 minut dlugosci trzyma w uwadze przez caly czas, no i tekstowo tez jest o wiele lepszy niz reszta plyty, szprytne wykorzystanie referencji chrzescijanskiej na jak niechrzescijanskim materiale, drugim kawalkiem bedzie bye bye badman, song oparty na motywach zamieszek paryskich z 68, stad wlasnie te kolory na okladce, no i cytrynki tez odnosza sie do tego traka, zeby gaz lzawiacy sobie przemywac cytrynkami, przez caly krazek przewijaja sie motywy antymonarchistyczne, kawalek elizabeth my dear, ale jednak wiekoszosc plyty, to oklepane lowe songi chociaz niezbyt popowe, to jednak nijakie, orginalne wydanie ma 48 minut, ale spotifaj nakarmil mnie rocznicowym wydaniem z 2k09 wersja 58 minutowa z dodatkowym trakiem, ktory podbil czas odsluchu do prawie godziny, wiec granie dobre, ale tylko na wybranych trakach, bo wiekszosc jest brzmi jak cos co juz sie slyszalo, byc moze influencyjny album, ktory pokazal brytowi jak ma grac roka zeby popowy sukces zrobic za wielkom rzekom, tak pacze na ciebie oasis, bo tej bandzie najblizej brzmieniowo i kalendarzowo do kamiennych roz, zwlaszcza jesli chodzi o charakter wokalisty jaki utrzymuje przez caly album pan Ian Brown, ktory wiekszosc czasu musi sie przebijac przez instrumentalna czesc bandy, ale robi to z taka pewnoscia i namaszczeniem, jakby byl kims wybranym do rzeczy wielkich, a to przeciez debiutancki material, ktory nie brzmi jak jeden

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honestly couldn't make up my mind on this one

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The first couple of songs were pretty great but then the album took a nose dive and I had a hard time getting with it.

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3/5

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I liked the album art. I thought I would like this as background chill rock music but it didn’t move me.

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1. Chill rock 2. Rock and slight psychedelic 3. Super husky vocals 4. Mostly rock drums and fills 5. Distortion guitar riffs

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Really enjoyed it......3/4* ?

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Just a whole lot of nothing. It's not awful but just nothing to it.

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Track 1.) Decent album opener. Nice chilled rock vibe about it, should have listened to The Stone Roses much before now Track 2.) Definitely a overhyped song. Strays away a little bit from the rest of the album but an album has good and bad songs. Track 3.) Some would say Waterfall is kinda the same feel as She Bangs the Drum but there’s something about the guitar in this song that makes me like it compared to the one before. It might be that guitar riff where it tops She Bangs the Drum Track 4.) I can gather that they’re going for the rockstar approach on this track but it just doesn’t hit the mark with me. Track 5.) Completely different song. Nice acoustic feel to it probs one of my favourites of the album. Track 6.) Even more different, 50 seconds of fingerpicking guitar and a poem of lyrics to marry the two. Track 7.) Much better song compared to the first half of the album. More of an alternative tone to it. Really like this one. Track 8.) Again more alternative tone much better than first half of album. Ian Brown just knows what to write when it comes to writing lyrics. Nice little guitar solo aswell. Much better tone. Track 9.) I feel they take a lot of inspiration from 50s and 60s bands with this song and some parts it works and other not. But again nice guitar tone. Track 10.) This is the One starts all big to guitar and bass. Big kick drum and lyrics. Then into what I think the Stone Roses should be big drums and bass with the guitar just heard but rememberable creating a more rockstar feel about the song. Track 11.) Very 60’s, but brought into the 80’s and 90’s. Some of the songs work and some don’t. The instrument at the end brings it back and changes the whole aspect of the song for the better. Track 12.) Fools Gold. Classic I can perfectly see why so many people love this album and the success it had on release with Madchester I can’t fault it. But it’s just not my thing but am not against listening to The Stone Roses again and adding them to the playlist.

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I listened to this for the first time about four or five months ago. It's not exactly my style, and it's kind of uneven, but I respect it for being one of those albums that was clearly an important stepping stone in music's evolution.

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I’ve not taken nearly enough ecstasy to make this album more than just passable.

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It’s ok

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I walked into this album believing the Stone Roses to be a very overrated band with a lot of vapid meaningless songs in their back catalogue...

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Decent album, not a huge fan of the vocals.

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Siitä on useempi vuosi kun oon kuunnellut tän viimeksi. Hyvä kertaus. Kerrassaan hieno levy. Menee the Smithsin ja Oasiksen väliin mukavasti. Ripaus komiikkaakin on upotettu kaiken vaihtoehtorokkailun ja -poppailun sekaan.

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Reminded me why The Beatles are the most influential music group in human history, 3.5/5

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Didn’t really stand out. Songs were monotonous

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I could never get into them.

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Pretty decent British pop album. There are times when it felt like 80s music and other times when they felt like an older band as well. The music felt like standard Brit pop that has been made for a while now. Not bad just standard. 6.4/10

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An ok alt-rock album that has paved the way for some similar sounds we hear in today's music. Some of the songs could have had less instrumentals and be tightened up a little. Best: I Wanna Be Adored Worst: I am the Resurrection

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Disco popero suave bastante repetitivo.

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I love the guitar work here but more mid than I remembered

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This is an album that I constantly hear I'm "supposed" to like. Given it a try many times and although it's good it's not as special as they make out. Perhaps I was a little too young at the time, coming into my own as Oasis who were massively influenced by this came through, but find them just listenable like morning tv background music.

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Some great moments here but it doesn't blow my mind the I wish it did. It probably has many ingredients that I enjoy in an album: electric guitars used in a non conventional way, electronic sounds, some psychedelia, some 60s jingle jangle, and so on.  I probably should stick with it for some time.  Also, as many albums from the CD era, bizarrely the Brit pop ones mainly, it sounds tinny at times, which really bothers my ears.

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This album is a mixture of very blah mushy boring guitar music, the guitar solos really irritate me, not good enough or exciting enough to be so self indulgent. Thennn I really like the song Waterfall and there were a few other decent moments... I do like the overall sound, it's both nostalgic and also cheery/relaxing. A nice 3.

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3/5. I head this album many times, and the songs just aren't standing out or sticking with me. I want to love it. It's just good.

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Ok but not that interesting

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Per essere uno degli album migliori di sempre mi aspettavo un'inizio più promettente. Quantomeno simpatico

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Not really the genre I’m normally into, but it was a fun listening experience nonetheless. A lot of the songs sounded really similar to me, probably because I don’t listen to enough rock music. I was the biggest fan of I Wanna Be Adored, and She Bangs The Drums.

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See, I don't hate all white-dude UK rock.

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British pop punk - fun

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First track was really good and definitely my thing, but then it went a bit too much into brit-pop for me. Still good, just not my thing.

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I know this is a big one, but I've never spent the time with it until now. It's pleasant enough I guess. I don't really understand all the hype that surrounds it, but I can certainly see how it paved the way for Britpop.

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I feel like the Stone Roses are a band I'm never going to properly get. The bookends of this album are well known but not must-listens to me at any given time, and the middle of it leaves me bored.

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Would do 3.5 if I could

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Lett å høre på. Klassifiserer dette som "bilmusikk". Noe jeg kunne hørt på med vinduene nede på vei til sørlandet i 70km/t. Hadde de spilt på festival kunne jeg gått innom, men hadde ikke blitt stående i mer en 30 min. Elizabeth my dear - er ikke dette Scarborough fair? Fools Gold - hvis en sang skal være så lang så må det skje mer eller være en "slow burn" Favoritter: I wanna be adored og Sugar Spun Sister

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Enjoyable enough

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Spent most of the album with this at a two, as in "why is this generic boring shit on here". But some of the later tracks reminded me a bit of A House (a superior band) and it softened me to a 3. IT'S ALL FINE

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Not previously into Stone Roses and not familiar with much other than Fool's Gold. First listen and feels like a group evolving from a mixture of post-punk c1979 through C86 indie to their strongest material, as represented by Fool's Gold (far and away the stand out track), She bands the drum and Waterfall. Ian Brown's vocals get a bit lost in the mix - and he doesn't have the most commanding of voices anyway - and give many of the songs a slightly ghostly feel. A pleasant listen and would happily repeat play without necessarily wanting to further check out Stone Roses catalogue

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Did we listen to another Stone Roses record already? I can't remember, but feel like we did. Anyway, yeah it's very listenable. I never raced for the skip button, but I sure as heck did a quick glance up when the song that is every bit a cover of "Scarborough Fair" by Simon & Garfunkle came on, and I'm genuinely confused why it's called "Elizabeth My Dear." Can you just change the lyrics and do that? I guess so. Huh. (And kudos to this list maker for finding a way to put even MORE Paul Simon in here, which I didn't think was humanly possible at this point.) I liked enough of the rest of it to not be mad we listened to it. And I can see why people thought this was cool in 1989. It feels easy and safe to say there might not be Oasis without the Stone Roses, unless I'm wrong about my dates.

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This album has chased me around for a couple of decades. It's the kind of album that, even though I've listened to it more than once, I feel like I haven't heard it. And I think that's because I don't really like it that much? But I feel like I should, in the sense that I like everything around it, but I don't like very much what's in it. I mean, it's solid, but I just don't love it.

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I don't understand the AllMusic review calling this a "dance" album. It just kind of sounds like another britpop record to me. I do like how "I Am the Resurrection" gets pretty interesting near the end, but I didn't really see the hype behind this. Favorite tracks: "(Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister", "I Am the Resurrection"

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Yeah really bang average

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I was distracted working while listening so that probably affected my rating. Very unmemorable except for maybe 1 song.

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2.5

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Not for me.

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nice, i guess. early 90s kinks

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Siento que el disco tiene los elementos para gustarme como pocos. También me deja un sabor insípido, salvo un par de canciones y ciertos momentos que claramente rescata el britpop. Leí que las letras están inspiradas por los disturbios estudiantiles de Francia y supongo que por eso no hubo atracción por la lírica en general. Es agradable para oírlo sin mucha atención, aunque creo que comienza demasiado lento y meloso, aumentando el beat y los guitarrazos hacia el final. Songs: Made of Stone, I Am the Resurrection.

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2.5 | Dirían en inglés es un disco muy bien "book-ended" muy buenas la primera y última canciones, pero nada más. No es un mal disco, pero se me hizo solo un disco "bien" a secas. Es primera vez que lo escucho, aunque sí lo había visto mencionado antes como una maravilla, entre los mejores discos (o el mejor en algunas listas) de toda la historia del Reino Unido... Perdón pero eso es una estupidez, las cosas que hace bien el disco no son tan brillantes, e incluso esas cosas buenas no son tan originales (para lo "revolucionarios" que les llaman suenan demasiado a copias de lo que hacían The Byrds 15 años antes). Las letras absolutamente sin sentido, sin deseos de decir nada más allá de una tonada mensa pegajosa. Se nota que son el inicio del Britpop, se nota que son cosa fuerte para que existiera el sonido de Oasis (lo cual no es cumplido, mas bien vergüenza le debiera de dar a quien fuera culpable de eso) y el disco no es una aberración, pero llamarles revolucionarios, genios o "el mejor disco de Reino Unido"? No... ni cerca.

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je ne les connaissais pas on dirait un mélange de beach boy .moody blues ect. bref une gibelotte bobon ca s'écoute malgré tout

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buns

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Quand j’ai entendu les premières notes de bass et de guitare ça la tout de suite catcher mon oreille et j’ai salivé je pensais de trouvait un bon groupe progressif à écouter !!!j’ai débandé vite,ça tombe flat et répétitif on aurait dit du Duran duran pop. Mais dans l’ensemble ça s’écoutait

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Not good with a few mediocre tracks at best. 6.4/10

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So this album...it was good, but I felt like it was nothing that special. Nothing really stood out. But I liked the vocals on every song.

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Ok, had trouble staying interested

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Meh. This doesn’t work for me

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Wel lekkere sound, maar zal het niet zo snel nog eens aanzetten

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Meh

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2.5/5. Never seen what the fuss is about for this band or album.

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тут есть трек из фифы!

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Largely boring.

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Nah. Didn't vibe with me.

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First Listen. 2/5

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Noto la influencia de Jesus.... en michas canciones y rambien la influencia que oasis recibio de ellos, es amigable para escuchar. Destaca Fools Gold

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“An average rock album – lyrically pedestrian and with a sonic policy swerving from the play-safe to the over-indulgent.”

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Fine.

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Not my favourite style, but some ok songs.

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The singer has a pretty good voice, but awful enunciation. It constantly sounds like he’s slurring or mumbling the lyrics. Between that and the terrible mixing it was a struggle to understand a word he was saying, even when I relistened after reading the lyrics. A pretty definitive “meh” from me; it’s catchy in a generic sort of way, but the aforementioned issues with the vocals made it a chore to listen to otherwise.

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(3) I appreciated being slapped in the face with weirdness for the five minutes of the fourth track of this. Don't understand the acclaim, but Don't Stop and what followed it make the Stone Roses' self-titled a worthwhile listen. Those first three tracks are pretty conventional, and so are the general arrangements. Th roughness of the entire presentation is intriguing but not quite right.

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This album feels uninspired and repetitive. The songs are fine, but nothing that you haven't heard before or that was made in a better way after.

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Oh my ears. Back off the treble guvna. I kept turning this very bright mix of sounds down. #headphonelife

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More British dad rock. I've listened to this before and it's alright. Better than most Madchester and Britpop shite. Fools Gold is a great track which didn't appear on the original tracklist (as it was a non-album single). If they made a whole album with that funk-leaning sound, I'd be into it. As it stands, lots of the tracks are dreary indie-pop. Waterfall is catchy dreary pop. Then there's a song that sounds like Waterfalls played backwards, just because it's psychedelic, innit our kid. 2.5*

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Meh.. There were some good moments. Some good grooves. Otherwise, I felt like it was pretty corny. Just seems like it didn’t age well? Maybe? Idk.. it didn’t seem super long even though it was an hour long. That’s a plus, by the way. I wanted it to end the whole time. I guess the universe answered me.

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I'd never really listened to the Stone Roses before, I always knew the name and the album cover but when it came up I realised I didn't know it. Probably for the best because I found it completely naff dad music, so boring and wet.

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I didn't hate this as much as I expected to. But it is undeniably, very much, a late 80s non-Seattle alternative album. Every song was the same and it went forever, fuck. 2/5.

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I didn't get the hype over this album. For me, it just sounds like old pop. Sounds old today as it probably sounded in 1989.

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Not bad music, but the vocals/lyrics tether nooses to the vibe to make it all a bit drab.

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It's fine, whatever. Faded into the background. I know people who rave about this album but it barely left a mark. A couple of tracks sounded like 1980s era Stranglers. Oh well.

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not my bag, baby

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Dritt

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Idk bro it's just not for me I think. Couple okay songs, She Bangs the Drums, Elizabeth my Dear

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I didn’t enjoy this album to the point where I started daydreaming and didn’t realize it was playing. It had little fleeting moments of “ooo ahh okay” but none that stuck.

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Garbage did not like this at all

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Right off the bat I know I'm going to like this album. I recognize "I Wanna Be Adored" probably because it usually ends up on some of the indie playlists/radios I already listen to. Just based on the first song, it kinda reminds me of artists like the Pixies or My bloody valentine. I had to skip through "dont stop" because it was making my little adhd brain too overstimulated lol.

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