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Elastica

Elastica

1995

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Elastica

Rating

3.25

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Its not bad. In fact. Its good. However, its shocking how much Elastica ripped off Wire on quite a few of the songs. Compare I Am The Fly and Line Up or Three Girl Rhumba and Connection.

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I saw "britpop" on the wiki and groaned. Not another britpop album! But whoever wrote that genre classification was either an idiot or a sexist who believed that, if it has a female singer, it's pop. Because this isn't pop. This is post-punk rock. And barely post-punk at that. It was tasty as hell and I loved every single track. Will be listening to this again on the regular.

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5

And the award for the band most brazenly ripping off Wire goes to...

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3

Actually enjoyed it - couple of really great tracks and the rest was passable but connection, waking up and stutter are all good tunes... tails off a bit after that

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I haven’t seen any of the Fast and Furious movies but this album feels like it could be the soundtrack for one of them pretty fun rock, not really my style but still enjoyable nonetheless, biggest problem for me is it clearly lacks originality, most of this stuff has already been done before (and better) by more talented bands - 6/10

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This just sounds so generic. It sounds like the music a fake band in a movie would play.

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spirited, but very derivative (Stranglers. Wire. Buzzcocks.)

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Not particularly exciting. They also plagiarized Wire. I could forgive that if they at least had some solid songs of their own. It's just another meh album that wasn't awful but is far from special. At least it wasn't EDM like I thought it was going to be for some reason.

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5

Loved it. Seminal brit-pop album from band that should have had much longer run.

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5

awesome!

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5

One of my favourite albums so yeah 5 stars

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5

This is an all time favorite.

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5

только добрался до них! 5!

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5

Brutal.

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5

Had a struggle picking a score for this. I'm going for a five but I was very close to going for a four. I love all these songs, head banging all the way through. The deciding factor was the fact that the songs "2:1" and "Never Here" were a real change of pace and vibe, and I think that was the final bit of variety this album needed to not be too dry and samey. I've heard bands like this before and their sound isn't always as well executed (sounding too muddy). Best thing these guys are doing is having two guitars and the bass sometimes playing three totally different parts throughout - normally I expect punk rock to just have one main riff plodding along. Shout out to the song "Connection" as the theme song to Trigger Happy TV, I used to watch that all the time. Favourite song on here is probably "S.O.F.T.".

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5

Liked all songs. Easy to listen.

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5

Me gustó mucho la dvd

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5

I had never heard of Elastica, but it's going to be in my rotation. It was just before my time enough that I'm not surprised I missed it, but so many things I love are clearly inheritors of this sound.

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5

What a great record. Was really surprised by this. Never even heard of them before but this album is great start to finish. Punchy energetic alt rock with some nice grungy and synth pop elements interspersed. Loved it

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5

Awesome. Reminds me of Sleater-Kinney

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Гуд

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5

Faaaantastic 90s Punk album. 5 baby.

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5

Driven, punky, spiky Britpop with excellent guitar riffs and driven bass, catchy tunes and if they borrowed too much from The Stranglers and Wire the swagger and sneer of Justine and Donna showed they didn’t give a damn.

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5

I enjoyed the music. It was amazing, I added so many of the songs to different playlists to jam out to them.

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5

Really enjoyed this. Wish I’d discovered it when it was first released

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5

This album is a classic 90s britpop album that is great from start to finish. It also sounds just as fresh as it did 25 years ago. Forty minutes. 16 songs. Most of them, especially the semi-Wire/Stranglers covers, very catchy.

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A gnat in a hat. A pig in a wig. A sexy little swine drizzled in cum dancing a jig on the groove of my bum. The major says "who goes there?" and the alley cat sighs and they all end up dead in pursuit of the prize. The candlewick drips in the eye of the snail and the little boy trapped in the belly of the whale. The hourglass breaks and the storm passes through and all that is left is the memory of you.

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1995 - Britpop, Indie rock, Punk rock, Post-punk

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5

Angry chick rock! I dug it.

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5

i love girl rock

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5

It's wonderful!

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5

Primo. Better than the often played singles, which are also great.

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5

I thought this album was great. I only knew the one radio hit (Connection) going into this, which I liked years ago. But little did I know that it was far from the best songs on this album. Pleasantly surprised at how great this one was. I'll definitely be listening again.

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5

Big fan at the time - still love it now.

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Underrated by the masses, under player by me!

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Only 2 songs available of the album on Spotify.

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false

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4

A super solid album all the way through. Thoroughly 90s, but with a lot of 70s punk elements also mixed with some electronica. 4/5

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Another brit-poppy 90s album! I really enjoyed this one, and I feel like it was a lot more sincere then Garbage. I'll probably give it a few more listens over the coming days honestly!

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Pretty cool album, I need to know more. It sounds definitely like the 90's and I like these kind of vibes.

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4

Pretty good. Catchy and good background listening.

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I'm feeling the fun and energetic post-punk sound, this Aussie gives it four snags at the barbie out of five.

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Really interesting and fun

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A favorite in high school. Love the energy. Enjoy the playfulness in some of the sonic touches and phrasing. Fun with an attitude. At times danceable rock. I must say alot of this was has stuck with me after all these years. I feel like Indian Song is a bit filler and makes the album lose some momentum. One thing I really do enjoy about their sound is the prominent bass.

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Wow! They were not on my radar but I liked this quite a bit. I was hearing Blur in it, so interesting to find out that Justine Frischmann (lead singer) dated Damon Albarn for several years in the 90's. Found this very easy to listen to, makes me want to listen to their other stuff too.

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4

Yeah, pretty good. Got a lot of mileage out of grungy guitars for a non-grunge band.

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4

Really a 3.5, but I really like the riffs and the female singer. Some great hooks too. Would be great to see live

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4

Me gustan más de lo que debería.

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4

Very solid and enjoyable album.

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4

Waking up is the COVID anthem.

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Como que un gran antecedente directo de varias bandas llamadas indie, no sé, de pronto me recordaba a Metric; aunque otras veces me recordó a Garbage también. Disfrutable, con buenas vibras y uno que otro riff chidito. "Connection" sí fue mi fav, creo, "Indian Song" y "2:1" también me gustaron y en general, la pasé a gusto con Elastica. 8/10

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Spoko, kojarzy mi się z New Young Pony Club

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Sí suena mucho a los 90, o sea sí es un sonido muy de su época. Pues me la pasé chido aunque me parece que muchas canciones me pasaron desapercibidas, con lo cual concluyo que no me dan ganas de volver al disco. La que más me gustó fue: S.OF.T. Mood: La banda de Lindsey Lohan en un viernes de locos.

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4

Before this, the only Elastica song I knew was that one from Trigger Happy TV (which turns out to be 'Connection', track 3 of this album). I expected this to be generic 90s Britpop fodder, but it is much better than that. Heavier than expected and nice riffs, rhythm and melodies. The album whips through 15 tracks in 38 minutes, which (apart from a lull at track 8, 'Indian Song', which could have been dropped) keeps the interest and the energy up and doesn't allow time to get bored. 'Connection' and 'S.O.F.T' my highlights, but there is plenty of good stuff on here. I like this a lot and slightly regret missing it at the time, but doubt I'll be motivated to revisit now. 4/5.

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4

While this record is a bit uneven, Stutter is one of the great songs of the 90's. I cannot stress how amazing this song is. My pubic hair uncurls every time I hear it.

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4

Great album.

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Another great punk album find from 1001 albums, good stuff.

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4

Awesome alt-rock, punk influenced album from the 90s

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4

A solid punk album. High energy, roaring guitars, and biting vocals. There's some great melodies on this and it bops the whole way through. I don't think the production is as grand as an album like Celebrity Skin, but this hits the mark for me. Favorite song: Stutter

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Owned this one way back in the day. This should be an interesting re-listen. Expecting a healthy dose of nostalgia. Hearing a lot of similarities with the band Self, who I would listen to a lot 4-5 years after this album came out. I remember this being sort of a "guilty pleasure" back in the 90's... probably because it's a "girl band." Listening now makes me want to smack myself - this holds up well. I'd love to hear more of this kind of release today with male OR female leads - short, catchy punk songs that are still palatable rather than just noisy. Hearing major Pixies inspiration behind "Waking Up" - probably lots of Pixies influence throughout the album, but it just now hit me. Fuck, this is really good. How many other albums did I casually listen to in the 90's and then forget about (or write off) that are legit classics these days?

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4

super good, a solid 4. This could come out today and it would be great.

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4

I don't know them, but based on the first few seconds of the first song I think I'm going to like them. This album is exactly what I needed this morning. It's the perfect mix of punk and grunge. I'm sad they only had like 2 studio albums now that I've looked them up a bit. I liked this one. I'll give it a 3 or 4.

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4

Feels very reminiscent of its era, which isnt a bad thing to me. Every song felt like it could have been on a THPS game

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4

Another album that I loved as a kid. Thankfully I think it has held up quite well and I could still really enjoy it. If you wanted to stick a pin on indie brit rock/pop, then would be the album. Great variety on the songs, some thoughtful, maturre lyrics and virtually no filler

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4

Track one: Hey! Not so bad! Track two: yeah. Picking up nicely here.... Track five: ...sold.

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I like it a lot. Gonna get quite a few listens I think,

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First time listening, was a good time. Great harmonies throughout. Simplistic but effective riffs. Favourite track track would be Indian song.

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Enjoyed this one

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pretty good grunge record. kinda like a pop version of garbage.

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Great rock, veering right on the edge of the "punk rock" label. Energetic rhythms make this one a breeze to listen through; it's nearly 40 minutes but doesn't drag for a second.

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Elastica never had the footing of the big 4 britpop bands, but this album deserves to rank among theirs. Heavily influenced by post-punk, we see it combined with the bright alt rock that britpop is known for, along with an excellent production reminiscent of synth-heavy New Wave, creating an identity that is strictly Elastica.

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4

Absolutely love "Car Song" for some reason. Really liked most of the songs.

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Loved this album when it came out and it holds up very well 16 years later. Okay, so one or two tracks are possibly plagiarised (I Am The Fly being the obvious example) but it was all done in the best possible taste.

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Still fun to listen to.

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4/5

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Pretty good listen, and it did some interesting things. Favorite track is S. O. F. T..

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9/27 3.5/5. Lot of quick and catchy songs, pretty enjoyable. Standout Tracks: Line Up, Car Song, S.O.F.T., Waking Up, 2:1

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Really good. Fun. Great writing.

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I really liked this album, it had a such a cool sound. I love the britpunk aesthetic a lot, and I appreciate the influence this had.

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4

Fun punk-esque album.

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I like this record. Had never heard Elastica. The only thing I knew about this band before listening was that the singer dated Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) in the mid-late 90s and they did a lot of heroin together. The heroin and their breakup helped create the environment where Blur's most interesting music was written. This 1995 record is great. It actually has some similarities to Blur's work from 94-95, which isn't a big surprise I guess. I really like the opener "Line Up," and I think the intro to "Connection" has been sampled a lot. That song is really great and it bumps this record from a 3 to a 4 for me.

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Justine frieschman saunters in, makes her feelings clear and leaves, saying goodbye in the most perfectly bored pop voice.

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Female leaaaaad, hell yeah. Line up smacks. I really like this. i like the half talking half singing thing. CAR SONG lmfaooooo !!!! S.O.F.T. i love. same with waking up. this is something i will listen to again

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...a few bars into the opening number "Line Up" and listening to the 1/4 note vomit sounds i'm wondering what the hell is coming next... I loved this album - there's such a typical mid-90s sound to this, vocals mixed so low you have to strain to try to pick out lyrics but i *love* that - makes the vocals an equal instrument in the band - additionally the sweet harmonies put a lot of these songs over the top. And there's more unpredictability than I'd thought (having only been familiar with their US sorta-hit "Connection") - the strangely-non-imaginatively-titled "Indian Song" (likely based on the musical modality of the song?) was one of the surprises - "Blue" is another killer. Another small point is that these songs for the most part are so short they don't have time to get repetitive. Done! Off to the next one... Really enjoyed this. 7/10 4 stars

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I enjoyed the all/most women aspect, and i thought it was a fun album to just jam out to.

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4

Rock alternativo. Muy bueno. Temas pegadizos.

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The kind of music that flows nicely into my ears, very good album. Pretty nice discovery.

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Classic Brit Pop

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Punkrock leuk

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Really liked this.

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Yes, it's derivative, but carried off with Panache, great, fun album

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never heard of this band or album. i've heard the song "connection" before but I am trying to place where. dug this album, 4 stars.

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Liked Connection and Blue

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I really don't know what to rate this, because if I'm being honest I think there were only about five words on this album that I could understand. Extremely listenable, though.

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Simultaneously edgy and catchy. Swagger, sneer and energy. Top brit-popping. Roy Hodgson on cocaine.

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fairly good, probably dated better than most of the non oasis/blur/pulp britpop scene stuff like carter the unbearable sex machine and menswear. it's a shame that the only legacy i can think of for the 3 women with a bloke on drums is The Corrs.

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Ah Justine Frischmann, how you were everyone's secret crush. And how Elastica kind of sprung out of an era with a different sound and it still doesn't sound aged, which is lovely. It was never great music, but who doesn't love Connection?

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Loved it, might be a 5 album on a re-listen. 90s alternative/riot girl with a little Britpop

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This holds up surprisingly well. 15 songs fly by in under 40mins and I recognise more of them than I’d expect.

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4

A punk album with excellent songwriting and a personality to match. A few songs could have been cut, but otherwise this is a damn good record. Favorite Tracks: "Line Up", "Annie", "Connection", "Car Song", "S.O.F.T.", "2:1", "Vaseline"

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I was thinking of giving either a 3.5 or a 4 but finally the material earned these 4 stars, I really enjoyed the melodies and vibe.

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My 90s crush

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Oh I forgot about Elastica! I had this album! Car song still my fave ;)

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Un dels discos que pertany i sobresurt als 90. Donant l'esquena al brit pop més melangiós, Elastica recupera la búsqueda del rovell de l'ou de la melodia, amb disotrsions, brevetat i un reguitzell de cançons poc discutible. Aquí van brillar... i aquí es van quedar

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4

They rock. No way around it. Connection is the jam! Then Hold Me Now takes it up another notch. They sound a lot like the band Garbage, and that's a good thing. Garbage clearly has to cite Elastica as a founding influence. 2:1 is an instant classic. Great album!

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Prefs: Line Up, Annie, Connection, S.O.F.T., Blue, All-Nighter, 2:1, See That Animal, Stutter, Never Here, Vaseline Moins pref: Indian Song

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Based off the cover art I unpleasantly expected some 70-80s raging punk. Although the punk-influences are undoubtedly audible, this album greeted me with at times very melodic Britpop, which I much prefer. Honestly this was all and all a rather good album that deserves more popularity. Waking Up, 2:1 and S.O.F.T. are definite high points for me.

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Nisam očekivao taj žanr, pravo mi se svidio

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4

Cool album. Nice punk/grunge but not overly harsh sounding, which sometimes I feel punk can be.

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Poppy post-punk with a splash of grunge - sure, why not! I didn't pay too much attention to them at the time, but I must have been exposed to the album once or twice because quite a lot of it seemed familiar.... and I don't just mean because they're blatantly stealing from Wire and the Stranglers, heh... Fave track - "Connection" - is that the one from Trigger Happy TV? "Line Up" is a good opener, and "Vaseline" has its place, too...

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Oi, kiva ylläri taas. Ysäriltä näitä kiinnostavia bändejä riittää. Propsit kahden minuutin biiseistä, rullaa mukavasti levy läpi. Ehkä 3.6/4 eli 4.

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4

I liked this a lot. Shame they only made two albums. 4 stars.

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Great new wave/garage sound. Really liked the tempo of the whole album.

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No wonder Damon was jealous...this record is an absolute stonker from start to finish. I’m ashamed I wrote them off as a 1-hit at the time, because this band did everything well. Don’t believe me? Spotify followed this record up with Buzzcocks so take it from THEM. Sometimes you should believe the hype.

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Had never heard of this band before, and it was a pleasant surprise! Fun and catchy throughout, and will definitely listen again.

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4

Good rocking stuff, Really fun and punky.

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4

Unfamiliar with the band. Really enjoyed their energy. Some solid tunes.

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Sharp, smart, energetic, poppy. Nearer a 4 than a 3 for me. Would listen again.

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Хороший альбом, лёгкий, зажигательный. Blur напомнил. И не зря, судя по дате выхода и тусовке.

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Scratches many of my aesthetic itches. Good stuff all around, though it lacks a standout track to my ear and isn't unique on a texture level. I'm optimistic about the second LP, and imagine that this will be playlist material at some point.

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3

Not awful, but wasn't my thing. Energetic, worth a listen but won't get multiple replays from me.

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Punky. Very punky, in a good way. Resonated pretty well with me this morning, so I'm giving it 3 stars.

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3

Eh

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Pretty good 90s album some memorable tunes

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7/10

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It was good to speed up my yesterday for an hour, fun lively stuff. But will not give it a second chance.

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Very 90s punk, decent lead singer, easily comparable to Gwen, whiny spoken vocal parts.

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Not sure how to box this one, but it was a cool album

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Didn't get much out of this kind of middle of the road alt rock. Connection would be my highlight though.

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Short and sweet punk rock. It's nice but not amazing for me. I like their aesthetic though! Fav track: 2:1, nice vibes on this one.

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Otro 3 clavado. (para mí sí fue descubrimiento)

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3

A good mix of new wave and grunge.

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very 90s

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A solid 90's punk/grunge album. I remember hearing "Connection" as ton as a kid but can't say I've heard much else. At 15 tracks it's a bit of a long listen but it's solid.

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not my favorite brit rock band, but had some good songs on this album.

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Hat sich gut angehört, auch wenn nicht alles verfügbar war. 3

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3

Semibängeri

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I liked this record! I hadn't heard of them.

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15 canciones en 38 minutos. Brit Pop y un poco de Grunge = espíritu de los 90. Dos grandes singles para esa época. Line Up y Connection son muy buenas, el resto en general bastante bien. Una pena que no llegaran a más.

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3

On a scale it balances well with good music, and perhaps influenced a few bands in the late 90s/early 00s. Pretty good, but a bit same-same toward the end, all of which could’ve been shorter

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I love the vibe, and the production. But there is undeniably a lot of filler. Would have been a great 10 track 25-minute album.

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3

I mean it was fine but why did I need to listen to it

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Pop-rock ochentero.

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After listening to what I thought was a cover of No More Heroes I wasn't surprised to read that the Stranglers successfully sued them. I like the edgy, electro punk sound - nice riffs. If this had come out 10 years earlier it would have been more on-target.

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3

Decent

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3

Is it an amazing album? No, but it has some good songs and actually a lot more than I would have cited from memory. Like 5 songs that I had some previous memory of, including the one from the Trainspotting soundtrack.

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3

'Line Up' had a very fun 'White Stripes' sound. The general punk feeling is enjoyable.

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Knew a couple of the songs, but don't feel like I've ever heard of this band... liked it

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New band to me. Good, energetic, tight sound.

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No strong feels about this album. Perfectly fine alt rock. songs kind of blended together for me, but there's lots of additions for your indie-sounding playlist here.

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Their sound is reminiscent of New Wave / punk sound from the early 80s like early Devo, B52s, Runaways, Banchees, etc. The energy level is as high asThe Ramones (with lobotomies). Nobody's energy is as high as the Brothers R.

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Post punk

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Not 4 me but cool y’all

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Feel like something I would enjoy live.. Simple and enjoyable for me.. Recording, production and finishing are the things that this album doesn't score higher, but I believe it is the purpose of the band, simple rock. Nothing wrong with it, But I will score as average to be fair with other bands too - 3 stars

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Poppy and grungy. All right.

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Not bad. 7.2/10

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Really enjoyed this actually.

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Brit pop, generally good. Some upbeat syncopated songs

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Unlike the best of their Britpop contemporaries, Elastica never feel like more than the sum of their influences. Still a decent listen, but even at a relatively brisk 37 minutes it feels padded. The singles are all bangers though.

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Is ok, sounds like most rock from then?

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Not really memorable at all. Definitely has a 90s vibe.

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Better after the first 2 songs

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Pretty cool

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I like the pop punk sound. It reminded me of Courtney Barnett, and the harmonies reminded me of The Beths. I felt like they are trying to appear harder than they actually are. Enjoyable, and a liked the change of pace from modern pop music.

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Loved the bass tone throughout this. Shocked that I hadn't heard of them, quite impressive 90's pop punk. I thought some of the vocal lines had a bit of a Damon Albarn/Gorillaz vibe, and funny enough he played synths on this. Some quite strong tracks and overall an enjoyable listen.

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Okay. Like Oasis

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Ending up liking this more than I thought I would. Very Daria feeling sound.

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its okay

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It's all pretty good, solid enjoyable album. Kinda an gritty rock version of Garbage. I didn't find a lot of standouts however, no tracks that i would have to listen to again.

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good!

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Rating: 6/10 Best songs: See that animal

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Classic 90's Brit-pop. Wish the full album were available in Spotify.

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Some good tunes and I tapped my toes a few times. Nothing too memorable though.

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Connaissait pas mais ce n’est pas mauvais. Cela ne m’a pas vraiment inspire non plus mais du bon brit pop. 3.5

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Fun

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nfm

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Nice rock stuff yes good

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Couple of indie classics but overplayed a few and the others have never popped through

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Nice, I guess, and not particularly special

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Probably the first time I've listened to this as I was never a fan. It's not changing my mind any so far. Got to the end of it and probably won't go back. Very derivative.

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I want to give this a 4, but I need to listen a little more. Still, pretty solid post punk. Some songs really stood out to me.

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I enjoyed this one, which would have been good for a fast drive, I think. It was a pleasant surprise to recognize Connection from its use in Ted Lasso. I also especially liked Waking Up, Stutter, and Never Here. I'll give it at 3.5.

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Both better than I remember and yet it still sounds very mid-90s. Much better albums from the period.

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Apparently I’m a fan of British pop punk. I’m also a sucker for female punk singers - they’re somehow more punk. This album has some classic-sounding punk guitar tones and that real “throaty” bass. Solid album. I’m stuck between a 3 and a 4. Not sure it’s quite a 4, so 3.5?

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3

Pretty good. NOthing special though

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3

Decent alternative rock that fails to be more than average

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Amazing guitar tone and a good rock album. Just nothing spectacular.

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3

some great songs on this album

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Nothing really stood out. Maybe need to read up on this.

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I'm digging it, but I'm not flipping for it. They didn't reinvent the wheel, it's fine for what it is.

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Pretty good, but very 'Blur' - all discordant jerky guitar riffs. Justine was Damon's girlfriend at the time - I wonder who was influencing whom?

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Definitely felt like a standout few songs. Not my fave--made me want to listen to Garbage though.

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3

Not bad

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The album is nonetheless one of the most effective indictments of the year, thanks to a fascinating set of punky but not too pretty songs that reinterpret the history of rock music. (6/10) FT: Waking Up, Connection, 2:1

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Came in thinking this would be a crappy 90s era electronic album for some reason. Was surprised to find it was a lot more than that

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Solid 90’s grunge

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There are a couple of favorites on this one, but I like every song here. I can't believe I've never given this one a full listen. This is good stuff.

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3

Inconsistent quality, some songs are boring, and some are quite enjoyable. And even the better songs aren't very interesting; they have a pretty standard sound.

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Helt ok album, waking up bra sang

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Coffee table version of The Stranglers

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Mittelgut

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It was a good album with no songs I remember

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Good album

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Started off strong and faded fast. The back half of the album is basically a 20-minute long song chopped up into tiny tracks. Best track: Line Up

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When Elastica were being hyped as the "Next Big Thing" in the 90s, I thought they were lightweight, derivative and unremarkable. Now, at a distance of more than 25 years, this does sound more substantial and powerful than I perceived at the time.

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3

Cool album

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3,5; nice rock-pop album, great instrumentals, not too long, I enjoyed it

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This is the debut album from English alt rock band Elastica. It released to positive critical reviews noting the "rocking and melodic" nature and the large amount of good music present on the album. Some songs sounded like instant classics and this album did a good job of laying the blueprint for what Britpop should sound like. The album hit number one in the UK in record time, becoming the fastest selling debut album since a different album the year before. At the end of 1995, the album already sold 1 million copies and was certified gold in the US. I loved the music on this album and will have to check out more from the band. This group was ahead of the curve when it came to alt rock / punk rock music, and I believe that's what made this album so popular.

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Haven't heard much post punk kind of stuff from the 90s. I enjoyed it well enough.

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I liked it but thought I'd like it more. It might be the height of 90s cool but the songs are inconsistent - all are fine, some are good, only a couple are great. Waking Up is a tune though and I fully endorse the sentiment: not easy, never has been.

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3

A grower...more familiar than expected

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5/10. Meh, could've been a lot worse

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britpop meets riot grrl meets pop punk. honestly, decent. 6/10

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good band. no more comments :-)

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3.5

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3/5 I weirdly liked it, didn’t pay much attention to the lyrics more the music, but from a 90s Brit rock band I quite liked

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Cool album, Great melodies and sounds. Definetly anorher listen

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Not the best of the 90s, but it’s still 90s so you can’t go too wrong.

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Classic

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Some punk and noise rock elements decorating the pop. Decent but no real standouts.

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Elastica's debut is a epitome of the new wave, picking up every single good reference of the style and putting it together to create fast and relatively small tracks that are very rocky, but also very melodic. Unfortunetely, as a new wave record, it arrived to late and, sometimes, it feels out of place and time - but "Connection" and "Waking Up" are great songs.

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Not bad. "Connection" and "Car Song" are pretty unique compared to the rest that all sound very much the same.

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Pleasant. That’s about it.

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It was fine

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Ovo je dosta okej album, i stojim pri tome. Volim kad je frontmenica u bendu i bome mi je žao što mi se ne sviđa toliko. Waking Up is my jam tho.

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Nekako mi teško pada alternativa iz 90ih. Većinom su mi albumi uvijek meh i podsjećaju me na soundtrack od cluelessa. Dobar film al ne želim razmišljat o clulessu toliko

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Добротный альбом. Примерно четверть песен я лайкнул. Однако, оригинальности альбому все же не хватило, чтобы получить 7. Поэтому 6 из 10.

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3

Decent enough but nothing really stands out. At least all of the songs are short?

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3

Meh.

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I like this…:) Enjoyable if quintessentially average

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Solid!

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s'ok, but just OK 90's britpop much of a muchness in my opinion. if I had to pick a track it would probably be "Vaseline" which has a bit of Chutzpah as far as I am concerned.

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3

kind of a one hit wonder but a fun pop-punk album nonetheless.

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A high 3

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boring brit grungy post punk. Better than a lot of post punk, but just really not for me. 2.5 and the 3 feels generous.

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Above average grrrlrock, so I’m Rounding up to a three.

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Great hit. Rest ok

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Enjoyed this, more so on the second listen this morning than my first yesterday. Hadn't heard of them before really, but do remember Connection. It's a good sound, and keeps the quality pretty high all the way through, although was a bit samey bar a couple of tracks. 3/5, not miles off a four.

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Rock

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Some nice hooks, but the singer isn't that great and it really doesn't stand out in any way

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Good, but not stand out.

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La grande nouvelle du jour, c'est que je suis enfin de nouveau à jour sur la liste des 1001. La mauvaise, c'est que ce nouveau groupe de pétasses ne m'a pas assez convaincu pour aller chercher le 4 malgré un album plutôt agréable.

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2 good songs and lots of whatever. Gotta sat, though, Connection is a helluva number.

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2.5

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Ok I guess, not my thing really

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Couldn't really get into this. As much as I've tried, I don't think punk rock is for me.

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Decent girl-punk album, if you're into that. Couple of good tunes on here. Kind of like a poor man's Cranberries.

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Super lame grunge all the songs were mushed seriously

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I didn't like nor understand. It sounds like a mix between Garbage and Oasis

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02/17 - Yesterday I worked on the drum storage building set, setting up a print for redlines and picking them up in preparation for DC. I also looked at the height of the exhaust fans in the manufacturing building. I didnt give this album much attention but I it didnt seem like something I would be too interested in.

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Ok, so _Elastica_ has a song used in _Trainspotting_ (2:1), and at least one other good song (the one about the car), but the rest of the album raised my tension levels. An exaggerated comparison would be a parrot squawking over garbage truck noises. So I skipped a bunch of songs after listening to them a little bit- they all kinda fell into the same bucket of poppy grunge with annoying lyrics. I’m pretty sure the singer is a cool person, but her teasing, mean girl delivery got tiring quickly.

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Didn’t hate this but didn’t love it either, just not sure it’s my kind of thing.

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It's a shame with this one for me. Seeing 1995 Britpop made me a little excited however it was to no avail really. There were a few notable tracks like 'Waking Up' but in general I wasn't blown away. I didn't hate it and can see why they could be popular. I didn't mind the heavily distorted guitar but the tunes just didn't excite me too much.

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Another example, of which I find myself questioning the validity and general reasoning for it to be included in a greatest albums of all time list. ‘All time’ means exactly that and in this instance across all music genres...so it makes me scratch my head even harder when a grungy alt rock band with no distinguishable characteristics like this one is included. Yes, if it was released and universally acknowledged as one of the rock band founders of the grunge movement, by all means I’d sing it’s praises and promote it’s inclusion. But it’s not...actually not even close. For example, a well known band who absolutely should be on this list called Nirvana, were releasing material commercially at least five years before this album dropped and there had also been 100’s of knockoffs since then. Not surprisingly most of these bands music sounded very similar. So the fact this album was released in 1995 toward the actual end of the genres height of popularity makes it’s inclusion here even more perplexing to me. So to sum up. I found this album plain and all too familiar...but not in a good way. 2 Stars!

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Pink rock for ladies.

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Better than I thought, but the singles are still annoying. The other songs were much better.

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2/5

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Not on spotify actually, was a hazzle to listen on youtube, but it was an ok album

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2.5

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I like it because I like the genre, but of all 90s alt records that exists, I'm not sure why this is on the list. It isn't bad, but it isn't best of all time either.

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meh

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Punk is a genre that in my opinion has seen its potential wasted a lot of times over the years, a ton of bands make music that sounds the same since the 70s. I liked a couple of songs, but most of it just felt boring and uninventive.

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Very '90s, feel like I'm in college again. "Connection" was kind of everywhere in the mid-90s, but I managed to miss them at the time. The album is a fun listen in general, but a lot of the songs in the middle fail to stand out and just run together. I was fully prepared to give this album 3 stars, but after listening to it all day on Sunday, on Monday I honestly can't remember any of the songs beyond the one I already knew going in. That's 2 stars. Fave songs: Connection, 2:1, Waking Up

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Not my thing

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Definitely of its time

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First listen. Never heard of them before. I like the sound for the most part. I think this one will grow on me with time. Good alternative rock. 2/5 (for now).

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Not my thing

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Connection is a banger, the rest not so.

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Starts off strong with some pop-rock stunners, but completely loses all momentum with some middling ballads in the back half.

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the album felt like something brittany spears would make as a collaboration with travis barker

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Nope, didn't work for me.

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slightly ahead of its time but not for me

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Not for me, but all right.

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Didn't hate it but didn't like it. Won't be returning to it.

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Unmemorable

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Pretty ripe the first time around. Time has, alas, not been kind

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מגניב!! ניינטיז!!!!

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Mediocre!

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Forgettable

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Pretty average

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A bit unforgettable

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This band is not bad but it's not my kind of music I like.

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Varsin tylsä punkrock-levy, ei oikein tarttunut mikään mukaan kuuntelusta.

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Another case where the singles were ubiquitous back in the day but I never heard the whole album until now. Kind of nondescript on the whole and passes by in a bit of a blur ("pun" unintended).

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Giving it a 2 for that one song only. More like a 1.5

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Ikke tilgængeligt

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To jeden z tych albumikow, ktory utwierdza mnie w przekonaniu, ze ta lista 1001 albumikow, to top 500 turlajacego kamienia oraz dodatkowe 500 brytyjskiech albumikow, glownie rokowo punkowych, tutaj klimat rokowo popowy, bo od madonowej plyty nic tak popowego nie bylo w polaczeniu z dosc hardym graniem niezbyt sie to komponuje, dodatkowo albumik z dwoma wokalistkami, ktore dodatkowo obsluguja gitarki i dodatkowa baba na basie, wiec bardzo feministyczna banda, jedynie chopa wzieli do stukania w bebny, goscinnie na 3 trakach wystepuje pan damon od goryli, niestety nie przeklada sie to na jakosc materialu, bo wszystko jest grane na jedno koptyo, podobnie sie ma kwestia liryki, bardzo typowo, popwo, czuc kobieca reke ktora trzymala pioro, bo wokalistki sa zarazem autorkami tekstow, jest to takze drugi albumik ktorego nie moglem przesluchac na spotifaju, wiec jestem zwolniony z plejkowego dodawania, cale szczescie, bo ciezko by bylo wybrac cos wystarczajaco dobrego

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Más malos que el hambre

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Poopoo

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Brit pop itself as a genre is pretty weak and this is a piss poor example. Not entirely without merit, but very nearly. It’s guitar music for people who don’t like guitars.

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First thought; is this Blur? Sounds on this album are cool, guitar tones are crazy and the bass is so dry! Not a big fan of this singing style and some of the songs are over before they've started but it's a good stick it on and let it run album. Very of its time. Not sure it's a top album though

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This is the type of punk I don’t really care for. It feels whiny and too edgy. Some of the songs were skippable and couldn’t really get into the album. 2.6/10

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Well, I liked 'Elastica' better than many of the other Britpop recordings I’ve heard, but just because I like cauliflower better than kale doesn’t mean I still want to eat much of it. I’d prefer a cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake. Actually, now that I think about it, 'Elastica' is more like a pop tart- a quick snack, but bland and not particularly filling. Its better when put in a toaster… the pop tart too. I don’t know if it’s my age (62) or my nationality (American), but for the life of me I mostly don’t know what these Britpoppers are singing about. The very first song referenced a certain ‘drivel head,’ but I’m neither clear as to what that signifies, exactly (drivel means nonsense, so ‘nonsense head’?), nor for whom that moniker is designated. And things digressed from there. By the time I arrived at the ninth song, ‘Blue,’ I gave up trying to decipher lyrics like: ‘John’s gone his sense loaded over by your house. It’s so basic.’ Not to me it’s not. And the fact that I only understood three out of the fifteen songs gives 'Elastica' the dismal score of 20% on the lyricalgraspometer. On the musical front, 'Elastica' was a snap, literally. A drummer who knows one tempo, a bassist one note, and two guitarists, who play chords well but wouldn’t recognize an instrumental solo if it politely held the door open for them. Another 20% on the musicallyintriguingometer. I reckon that’s a failing mark on either side of the Atlantic ocean. And whose decision was it to take the one positive thing about this band- lyricist and lead vocalist Justine Frischmann’s good looks- and turn her face away from the cover photo of the band? 25% mark on that one. Yet another failure.

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Das schlechteste aus den 80ern (kalte New Wave-Ideenlosigkeit). Obwohl aus den 90ern. Der schlechteste Mix der 80er und 90er und leider ganz viel vom schlechten von heute, quasi. Derlei Bedeutungslosigkeit in einem Erstlingswerk ist schon bemerkenswert.

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