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Elastica

Elastica

1995

Elastica

Album Summary

Elastica is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band Elastica. It was released on 14 March 1995 through Deceptive Records. The album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. This is the only album to feature the original line-up, and guitarist Donna Matthews.

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Rating

3.25

Votes

5326

Genres

  • Post Punk
  • Indie
  • Britpop
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Mon Sep 07 2020
3

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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Wed Sep 01 2021
5

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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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

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

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Sat Dec 18 2021
2

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

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

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

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Wed Apr 21 2021
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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Sat Sep 25 2021
3

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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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

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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Fri Mar 26 2021
2

Ok I guess, not my thing really

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Mon Feb 01 2021
2

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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Thu Feb 25 2021
2

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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Wed Aug 04 2021
2

Not my thing

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Fri Aug 20 2021
2

Not my thing

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Wed Jan 19 2022
2

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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Wed Feb 10 2021
1

Poopoo

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Tue May 31 2022
1

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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Fri Sep 04 2020
5

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

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Tue Sep 22 2020
5

awesome!

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Fri Sep 18 2020
5

One of my favourite albums so yeah 5 stars

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

This is an all time favorite.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

только добрался до них! 5!

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Sun Jun 13 2021
5

Brutal.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
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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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Liked all songs. Easy to listen.

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Sun Jun 13 2021
5

Me gustó mucho la dvd

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Wed May 12 2021
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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Wed Jun 09 2021
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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Tue Jun 15 2021
5

Awesome. Reminds me of Sleater-Kinney

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

Гуд

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Mon Sep 20 2021
5

Faaaantastic 90s Punk album. 5 baby.

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Sat Oct 02 2021
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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Wed Oct 27 2021
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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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

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

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Mon Nov 29 2021
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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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

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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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

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

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Angry chick rock! I dug it.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

i love girl rock

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

It's wonderful!

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Wed May 04 2022
5

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

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Tue May 24 2022
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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Wed Jun 08 2022
5

Big fan at the time - still love it now.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

It's deeply unoriginal as The Stranglers and Wire's bank accounts will attest, but it's so direct and so joyous you'd be heartless not to love this album. Iylt is just SO COOL.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

Un grande

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

It was the second time, still a good album!

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Discazo de todo un disco de rock con buenas melodías, excelente voces y acompañamiento. Buenas guitarras y batería

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Sun Oct 09 2022
5

Great stuff. Catchy riffs, good energy, bops all round

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Wed Nov 09 2022
5

90’s wire with a female lead singer that’s slept with both Brett Anderson and Damon Albarn. Of course this is amazing!

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

cool

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Sat Apr 10 2021
4

Underrated by the masses, under player by me!

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Thu Sep 03 2020
4

Only 2 songs available of the album on Spotify.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

false

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Fri Feb 12 2021
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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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

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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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

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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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Pretty good. Catchy and good background listening.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

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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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Really interesting and fun

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

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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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

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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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

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

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Mon Mar 15 2021
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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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Me gustan más de lo que debería.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

Very solid and enjoyable album.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

Waking up is the COVID anthem.

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

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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Wed Jul 14 2021
4

Spoko, kojarzy mi się z New Young Pony Club

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

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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Tue Jun 22 2021
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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Thu Feb 11 2021
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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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Great album.

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Fri May 28 2021
4

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

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Mon May 24 2021
4

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

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Tue Apr 13 2021
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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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

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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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

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

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Thu Apr 22 2021
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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Fri Jun 18 2021
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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Fri May 14 2021
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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Wed May 12 2021
4

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

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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

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

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Fri May 21 2021
4

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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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

Enjoyed this one

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

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

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Sat Jul 24 2021
4

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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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

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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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

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

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

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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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Still fun to listen to.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

4/5

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

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

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

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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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

Really good. Fun. Great writing.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

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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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

Fun punk-esque album.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

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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Thu Oct 28 2021
4

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

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

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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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

...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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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

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

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Rock alternativo. Muy bueno. Temas pegadizos.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

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

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Sat Nov 27 2021
4

Classic Brit Pop

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Punkrock leuk

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

Really liked this.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

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

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

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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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

Liked Connection and Blue

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

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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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

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

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

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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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

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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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

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

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

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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Mon Feb 07 2022
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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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

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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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

My 90s crush

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

Fast-paced with some driving bass lines. 7/10

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Sun Feb 20 2022
4

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

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 08 2022
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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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

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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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Nisam očekivao taj žanr, pravo mi se svidio

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

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

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

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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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

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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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

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

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Mon May 02 2022
4

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

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Thu May 05 2022
4

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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Mon May 09 2022
4

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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Sat May 14 2022
4

Good rocking stuff, Really fun and punky.

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Wed May 18 2022
4

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

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Wed May 25 2022
4

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

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Thu May 26 2022
4

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

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Sat Jul 02 2022
4

Really solid post-punk

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Tue Jul 05 2022
4

There's a real swagger to this album, which it needs to having the brass set to rip off The Stranglers et al. Good fun, hammers along.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
4

Worth it just for Connection. Anything else good on the album is gravy.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Gah I love 90s girl alt rock and Elastica has to be one of my all time favs. Despite them fully ripping off a bunch of these tunes - they do make them their own (half points I guess) The bass guitar stands out throughout the album but I think the vocals are the unsung hero here. She's got a really effortless style thats loaded with personality. This is an album I'll be coming back to frequently - almost 5 stars Standout Tracks: Line Up, Connection, SOFT, See That Animal. Stutter

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

An awesome and very very underrated 90s classic... which I was only partly familiar with. But almost every song here is a banger. Not a 5-star because most of the record suffers from iffy production - apart from the singles which magically fall into place. But song wise it's a lovely and cool album.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

A writhing, pulsating mass of 90s Britpop indie energy. The girl power on this album is far more raw, kick-ass and, dare I say, Spicy than other iconic female (led) groups from the decade. Nice touches of grunge influence and I'm getting shades of the Pretenders. All in all a solid record

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

Britpop revival when?

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

Pleasantly surprised: I don't normally enjoy britpop, but I love the punk edge put on this record. Think the front half is a lot stronger than the second half, and it seems to run out of steam near the end, but love the occasional noise and the occasional pop-punk sounds on this one. Favorite tracks: "Line Up", "Annie", "Connection", "Waking Up", "S.O.F.T."

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

This album is great and lead to influencing some of my favourite acts. The observation I have is well I think Connection is the song that has endured in pop culture longer, Stutter has been seriously underserved. I still hear Connection used in movies and commercials. I was of the opinion that the Captain Marvel trailer should have you Stutter in it instead of Connection. I realize why it wasn’t chosen, as being a song about male impotence. I would also probably would have made the movie seem more exciting than I actually was. My question remains, though, why isn’t Stutter having a resurgence at this moment? Absolutely seems like a song that Olivia Rodrigo would cover on tour right now.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

Very good, but not quite great.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Stevig album met kort en krachtige nummers. De harmonieën in de zang komen wel tot z'n recht

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

Þrælskemmtilegt post-paunk með britpop ívafi hér og þar.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Great stuff, not sure its britt pop but still really enjoyed this

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

This album came up and I thought "I know them" but now I realize I was thinking of Republica. This album is well encapsulated by the cover art. Starts strong and catchy and stays strong throughout, songs flying by rat-a-tat-tat. An enjoyable, energetic listen. Loved it. Favorites: Connection, Car Song.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

I really liked the grunting sound effects in “Line Up:” it scratched an itch in my brain. I had never heard of Elastica before, but now may consider myself a fan.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

I only like a very specific type of alternative 90s rock like this and this album is part of that specific type. I love this kind of female led retro punk type stuff. 2:1 and connection are the best tracks

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Very cool

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

It's great, some real nice soft punk Favorites: Connection, All-Nighter & Stutter

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Can't believe this group somehow slipped past my radar all these years! This is a great discovery and a nice throwback to '90s angst, in the form of a record that sounds like it came from a jam session between friends. I enjoyed a lot of it - especially Line Up, Connection, Car Song, and Waking Up. But, I can't help but feel like this sound has been done better by bands that came before and after Elastica. Still cool, though!

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

so much fun

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Not that it was a reinvention of British post punk, but I thought it was pretty good for the genre. Thoroughly enjoyed it. 4/5

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

I really liked this! I've never heard of them, so thank you.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

One of the most important albums of the 90s. It felt a little dated though.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

for the go getter in you..... let em out

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

This album is a solid fave.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

actually pretty fookin good. 4/5 no 10/10 songs though but the album as a whole is very nice to listen to

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

Connection was one of my favourite songs as a teenager but I never listened more to Elastica, so I'm glad this gave me the opportunity. Strong Britpop album. Loads of energy and nostalgia

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

Good old fashioned 90s rock and roll album. So good I listened twice.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

The band and their music are all new to me, and I really like this album. Very catchy harmonies, rhythms, and melodies. There's a definite 90s rock sound to them, which of course makes sense given the time and context when so many rock bands being recorded and played on the airwaves had that grunge-y sound, but this band is more fun for me to listen to than most of the mid-90s punk-influenced rock bands.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

Great album. Every song is a winner. If they borrowed a riff from time to time so be it. Still sounds fresh and new and vibrant . 4.5 stars

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

It has a blistering first half I loved. The second half might be better with more listens, but it was not as good as the first half.

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Sun Dec 04 2022
4

I guess this answers the question what if Blur were female-led and adopted a more punk-like sound. Altogether solid.

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Mon Dec 05 2022
4

I totally missed Elastica when they first came out, and I can't be sure what I would have thought of them at the time, but this weekend, I thought they were super cool. Bowie's "Scary Monsters" channeled through Blondie at its most punk. I can't claim to remember all the songs, "See That Animal" is one I remember particularly enjoying, but I was taken by the songs and attitude and affectation of the band. I know we say this, and I'll promise to stop after this review, but it's hard to rate something on its first listen and feel like you're getting the full scope of the album. That said, my first impression was, this is a four.

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Fri Nov 20 2020
3

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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Mon Sep 28 2020
3

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

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

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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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Eh

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

Pretty good 90s album some memorable tunes

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

7/10

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

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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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

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

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

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

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Sat Mar 06 2021
3

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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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

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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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

Otro 3 clavado. (para mí sí fue descubrimiento)

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Tue Apr 27 2021
3

A good mix of new wave and grunge.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

very 90s

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Wed May 12 2021
3

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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Sat Feb 06 2021
3

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

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

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

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

Semibängeri

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Sat Apr 24 2021
3

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

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

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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Mon May 10 2021
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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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

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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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

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

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Tue Apr 27 2021
3

Pop-rock ochentero.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

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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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Decent

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Wed Jan 27 2021
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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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

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

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Sat Mar 06 2021
3

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

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Thu May 13 2021
3

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

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Mon May 24 2021
3

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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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

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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