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New Wave

The Auteurs

1993

New Wave

Album Summary

New Wave is the 1993 debut album by British alternative rock band The Auteurs. In 2014, British independent record label 3 Loop Music re-released the album on 180gsm Vinyl and as a 2CD Expanded Edition which included b-sides, rarities, radio session tracks and the original 4-track demos that led to the band's signing with Hut Records.

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Rating

2.95

Votes

4246

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
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Gotta be honest. I had never heard of this album or this band. This is a great album. It sounds like if Oasis had the creative sensibilities of Stephen Malkmus. Gritty, somewhat dark 90’s alt/brit rock. Good stuff.

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3

This was fine. It was okay. It'll do. Like how Chole described Franz Ferdinand as 'landfill indie', this is 'landfill 90s alt-rock'

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On the first listen, I really didn't like most of the LP. I liked the  first track but then they lost me for a while but I also liked the last three tunes.  This was somewhat bizarre since the  Spotify numbers show that nobody ever listens to (read likes) those last three tracks.  I thought I should listen  to it again and the second time through most of the songs from the dreaded middle section of the LP were OK. It kinda grew on me -kinda the way you start liking the jingle in a McDonald's commercial.  Perhaps I  was thrown by the name "New Wave" and was expecting something else. 

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5

Woaaah, what a gem this was. Never heard of them previously, but this is some brilliant stuff. Not far off from bands like Suede, and more specifically the album Dog Man Star.

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4

I don’t know... it was okay. But I feel like I’ve heard that record a thousand times before from other bands.

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4

- I really liked the Auteurs. Am I gay? - Yes, but for other reasons.

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4

Very good album, a little surprised at how much I liked it. Took me a couple listens to fully appreciate the album but glad I spent a little more time on it, definitely worth it Saved: Show Girl, How Could I Be Wrong, Idiot Brother

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5

Enjoyed.

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5

I loved their sound! Reminded me of the Kooks. I will return to this album again in the future.

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5

Lowkey great vibes. Big fan of the Beatles-vocals.

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5

Absolutely loved it, every song is great. Also, the singer's voice sounds familiar, even though I have never heard anything from the band

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5

Never heard of this band but they are a new favorite. Death Cabbish but slightly grungier.

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5

"How Could I Be Wrong" came in and slapped me in the face for some reason. The whole album was really great. I didn't want to stop listening. I think this type of music is one of my favorite sounds of this project, to be honest.

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5

This is a great discovery. It's an interesting varied album. Vocally it's quite mellow and reminds me of The Monkees contrasted with some power pop (love the guitar sound). Some of the songs are quite moody ('Show Girl', Bailed Out') whereas others have a whimsical late sixties baroque-pop feel ('Junk Shop Clothes', 'Starstruck', 'Housebreaker', 'Valet Parking') with some musical colour from instruments like harpsichord, strings, celeste, piano, mouth harp. Others like 'How Can I Be Strong' have a heavier psychedelic edge. The lyrics are probably the weakest element but there's some nice melodies and arrangements to compensate. It's a bit of a quirky left field album ("critics favorite") and quite tellingly I was the only one in my group to give it a high rating. All in all, this is a very enjoyable album to play on spring afternoon, so I will definitely play it again when the weather is nicer than today!

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5

Awesome! Love the first track

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4

This is good... no doubt requiring more intense scrutiny!

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4

good stuff

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4

A perfectly fine album just a genre that's not my usual fav. Good listening music though.

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4

very lovely Brazzaville vibes 4/5

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AK: enjoyable 90s alt. 4/5

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4

pleasant, heady britpop fav track: idiot brother

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Not sure if I ever heard of them before, but it was a pretty good album

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4

Production: 12/20 Songwriting: 15/20 Innovation: 13/20 Bangers: 10/20 Emotional response: 13/20 =63 I liked it. Low 4.

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4

no idea who these guys are, but it sounds fine!

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i wanted to give this a 3 1/2 but as i can’t i’m going to mark it up to a 4 purely for the instrumentation on the album, some of the melodies and guitar are really lovely, definitely my favourite thing about it.

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4

Brit pop at its best. Start of the genre in one of best possible ways, better than Blur (but not better than Suede)

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Strajk rokowy nadal trwa i kolejna dosc undergrundowa banda, tym razem wyspiarze, 3 osobowa banda z meskim wokalem i babom na basie, ktorzy jako para byli inicjatotorami powstania zespolu, dodatkowo pojawiaja sie wstawki z dudnienia perkusyjnego i organowego, ale tylko w dwoch trackach od dodatkowych muzykow, wiec granie minimalistyczno instrumentalne, ciezko mi okreslic gatunek tej plyty, bo niby rokowanie, ale jednak budowa piosenek jest dosc popowa, ale lirycznie jest zbyt ambitna na okreslenie tego po prostu popem, wiec cos w stylu rokowania bowiego, czy bolana, bo poza grwolersami i klatkowymi sloniami to wlasnie takie mialem skojarzenia sluchajac albumiku, kawalki ktore na pierwszy rzut oka wygladaja jak typowe milosne songi maja twisty jak w czarnych komediach, przykladem moze byc otwierajacy showgirl czy valet parking, ale wiekszosc kawalkow jest inspirowana dosc prozaicznymi rzeczami jak gitary czy ciucholandy ktore staja sie materialem do poruszania ciezszych tematow, jako ze jest to debiut tej grupy, to tytul new wave jest dosc pasujacy, bo nie czuc ze jest to album z lat 90, wiec wyprzedzil swoje czasy i nie zdobyt zbyt duzej popularnosci nawet na wyspach, ale mialem szczescie odkopac akurat takie zloto, na plejke dodaje show grila, how could I be wrong oraz home again

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4

In spite of arriving amid the Britpop boom of the early-mid 90s, this record has the feel of a lost classic. I can imagine how this might get lumped into that category at a superficial level, but the details and approach make me feel like those associations are more a coincidence of when this was released than an indication this was part of a scene. I'm hearing some Robyn Hitchcock in the melodic instincts, intricate arrangement, and sneering vocals. Nice variety between the more acoustic and fuzzy numbers on this one. Overall, I really enjoyed this introduction to a new (to me) artist. Favourite songs: "Don't Trust the Stars", "Valet Parking", and "Show Girl"

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4

I have a hard time understanding how The Auteurs didn't take off in the Brit Pop scene. The have a distinct folkly/chamber pop sound, clever lyrics and a front man that's not afraid to voice his cynical views on British imperialism. It's reminiscent of Ray Davies at the height of his powers, and they even carry a hint of 60's British Invasion in their music. Surprised this one passed under my radar. The production is a little bombastic at times, which dates it, but still enjoyable, as there is a tension between the cutting lyrics and the guitar-driven pop of the time. Fav Tracks: Don't Trust the Stars and Valet Parking. Rating: 3.5/5

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4

I really enjoyed this album. For a band that had not previously been on my radar I was really surprised how good this album is. I would consider this more Alt-pop then Britpop, Britpop seems dated and less inspired than this album. The influences leading up to this album and music that was influenced by this album show the staying power of this music vs the blip on the radar that was Britpop. Good album all around. Favorite songs: don't trust the stars, Valet Parking, Junk Shop Clothes. 4 stars

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Бля, ну нет ща у меня возможности гонять этот альбом репитом, хотя, возможно, и заслуживает. Вроде неплохой, внятные мотивы, оригинальный инструментал, приятный вокал. Опять же, скорее понимаю, чем ощущаю. В целом, положительное мнение кое-как формировано, хоть и хочется его проверить сомнениями. Но у нас тут тысячеальбомка за три года, нельзя себе такое позволять лишний раз.

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4

This album was a pleasant surprise. I liked most of the songs (my favourite is Home Again) and could see myself revisiting a lot of these, but there were a few songs that I didn't like. 4/5 stars.

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4

Really like this album. Will listen to again. 90s. Good flow. Bit like A Death Cab for Cutie.

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4

It was fine. A couple interesting tracks.

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4

Not a huge fan of the lead singer. Good songs though.

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4

Good album, underrated artists 3,5/5

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4

Good album! Definately an example of why I tend to be drawn to British musicians. Though I'd need a couple more listens to give a more detailed description. The album seems to fit more in with the late 80s alternative period than the new grunge scene in the states. I feel like I can hear sounds that would influence groups like the Arctic Monkeys a decade later. Favorite Songs: Early Years

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9/8 3.5/5. Cool grungy album. Standout Tracks: Starstruck, Valet Parking, Idiot Brother, Home Again

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4

This is a new album for me. I enjoyed it. Nice rocky sound good guitars fun lyrics

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7/10

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Love this album. As into Britpop as I was, I cannot believe that I've never hear of this album, nor the band. I don't know I can give it a 5 but it's an album I'd come back to over and over.

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4

Very interesting from a band I had never heard of before. Thought it started out much stronger than it ended, but did enjoy. 4/5

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Rather reminded me of Crowded House, and that's always a good thing.

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4

Hi- Show Girl, Bailed Out, Starstruck New Wave opens with a strong trio of songs, Really nice brit-pop, which is right at home in a playlist of Mansun, Blur, Manic Street Preachers, and Oasis. I'll keep this one in my back pocket!

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4

Beatles like vocals with grunge-lite instrumentals. Was hoping some of the hooks would stay with me though. Fave tracks : “Don’t trust the stars” “Early Years” “American Guitars”

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4

Pretty decent. Probably a 3.5, as I liked listening to it but I'm sure I will forget this album. Getting tired of reading reviews of brit-pop albums though.

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4

I’ve, very chill and enjoyable, I like the production very much

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Hi- Show Girl, Bailed Out, Starstruck New Wave opens with a strong trio of songs, Really nice brit-pop, which is right at home in a playlist of Mansun, Blur, Manic Street Preachers, and Oasis. I'll keep this one in my back pocket!

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4

Rock Indie.

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4

I'd never heard of this group before and really enjoyed the vibe.

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4

Great to hear this again!

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4

Liked the whole album through. Simple but interesting.

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4

This is not new wave

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4

Great album. I liked it the first time I heard it last year. It just keeps getting better. Interesting sound. I'm glad this album was on this list so I got to know it. 4/5

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I bought this album aged 13. Thought it would make me look edgy and cool and intellectual and all the babes would want a piece as a result. It didn't achieve any of those goals. But it did soundtrack the beginning of years of rejection from the local female-folk. sad times.

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Three stars and a half ? Four stars ? The Auteurs is a band I've only been vaguely aware of before, and this app gave me the opportunity to delve further into that first record of theirs, *New Wave*. I'm not sure I'm totally sold about it being an *essential* listen, but it's been a pleasant ride nonetheless. Like many other reviewers in here, I think it has a strong start ("Show Girls", that instantly catchy "Bailed Out", and "American Guitars") and a nice end line, between "Early Years" and "Home Again" (which sounds a little like Elvis Costello's "Complicated Shadows", oddly enough). Maybe the middle of the album is too much of a notch under those particular songs, generally speaking. Well, except for that cello-enhanced "How Could I Be Wrong" (in comparison, a track such as "Don't Trust the Stars" is a little too linear and *middle-of-the-road* rock/britpop, for instance). But I'm all too aware those sorts of songs often grow on you as you keep on listening to them, so I'll give those somewhat less striking cuts the benefit of the doubt. I could actually see myself returning to this album, depending on my mood. I also feel like the lyrics make it worth it too--I spotted some very interesting and/or funny lines about quite picturesque scenes, but I have to admit I didn't pay a lot of attention to them this time. Speaking of other people's comments, I was quite intrigued by the fact that a few reviewers heard a little bit of Arctic Monkeys in The Auteurs' sound. I would have never thought of that by myself. But I have to admit that for certain subtle moments, the comparison made more than a little sense... Luke Haines seems to have a knack for snarls delivered in a laidback fashion. He might not exactly be a Alex Turner, but this particular arrow is maybe not so far off the mark, come to think of it... As a consequence, this may have a bearing on my own geeky list of 1001 albums. When the time comes for this app to suggest a minor Arctic Monkey album, as it will probably do, (say "Humbug" or "Suck It And See"), I might be inclined to just replace it with this "New Wave" here (and so have a broader scope on British pop/rock--and more importantly, leave some room for other sorts of records). That list won't be infinite. You can't have them all, can you? Number of records left to review or just listen to: 920 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 42 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 20 (including this one) Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important to me): 19

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4

Classy, sophisticated songwriting from the BritPop era yet not quite fitting the swaggering, posing mould of bands from that time, The Auteurs’ New Wave is a beautifully crafted album that rewards repeat listens.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Show girl, How could I be wrong,

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4

What an odd discovery. This is right up my alley, released when I was in high school, and I had never heard of it. In another dimension, I saw this on 120 Minutes, ran out to buy the CD the next day, then recorded it for my best friend, telling her it reminded me of all of our favorite movie soundtracks combined. And yet, in reality, nothing, until 29 years later. I have some catching up to do.

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4

SUPER digging this album. Not a very unique sound, but one I enjoy.

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4

Unexpected and Great!

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Ja vet int va ni e på ja rocka me de

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Never heard of The Auteurs, and judging by the brevity of this album’s wikipedia entry it kinda fluked its way onto the list. But I liked it! I thought the The Neil Tennant/Ian Broudie style vocals would start to annoy me but they didn’t. There are lots of nice melodies, decent 90s guitars and some interesting lines. 3.5, but I’ll round up because I think it deserves more love than it’s evidently had.

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4

Actually entertaining pop.

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4

Such excellent bitchery.

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4

Had a decent vibe and was something easy to listen to

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3

Pretty cool indie-pop record, catchy songs, and a sort of darker atmosphere that I like quite a bit.

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3

Home Again was a real highlight, however much of the album didn't stand out.

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3

Better than I remembered.

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3

Solid alternative rock album with gritty songs and intriguing instrumentation. Stand-Outs: Bailed Out, Idiot Brother

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Hyviä juttuja ja ei niin hyviä juttuja. Pitäis kuunnella joskus ihan ajatuksen kanssa.

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3

Don't like this first song. Second song is slightly better. I like valet parking. Album got better as it went on but didnt think it was super great, 5/8.

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3

Not great, but not bad too. I little bit too slow paced for me.

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3

i now understand why I've never heard of the auteurs. Wasn't bad but was very mundane rock. Liked the first track though

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3

Brit pop. It's good.

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3

I enjoyed this album. There were some songs that sounded really good to me, and a few where the singer's voice was pretty annoying. Some of it sounded like early Death Cab for Cutie, which is not a bad thing.

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3

this one was decent as hell. no songs that stood out but overall fun to listen to.

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3

legalzinho

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3

Well crafted, but doesn't do much for me

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3

Sort of standard 90s alternative, I think. I liked it, but it wasn’t particularly memorable to me.

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Otra banda que jamás había escuchado ni mencionar. Wikipedia no dice prácticamente nada del disco e igualmente no da casi información de la banda. Dice que va a ser britpop... No, esto no es britpop, esto es bastante mejor que el britpop, esto quizá suena un poco más como a twee-pop, música bastante decente en indie/rock/alternativo con un cello bien utilizado, suena por ahí medio a mezcla de Kinks-Beatles. Las letras agridulces, bien escritas, canciones correctas de 3 minutos bien realizadas. Es un album disfrutable, quizá se alarga un poco las últimas tres canciones pero finalmente nada que caiga mal. Hay suficiente buena producción y capas, me agrada la manera en que proyecta la voz (me recuerda ligeramente a la banda T-Rex). Da un poco el sonido que siento que se hizo más prominente hacia finales de los 90s inicio 2000s, a pesar de ser 1993. Mi detalle sería que, ¿cuál es el punto para calificar en esta lista? En mi opinión se tiene que cumplir al menos una de tres situaciones: (A) Un álbum musicalmente brillante, innovador, que casi sin importar el género puedes apreciar lo bien hecho que está, (B) Un álbum que tiene una gran importancia histórica, que cambió algo fuerte, impuso o creó estilos o que tuvo un grado de popularidad que no se puede ignorar y/o (C) Un álbum que aunque no es casi conocido/reconocido es totalmente único y no vas a escuchar otro disco que suene igual, sea por extraño o por su estilo o por cualquier razón es algo único que vale la pena escuchar. Este disco, aunque es un disco bastante sólido y agradable siento que no cumple ninguna de esas condiciones; a pesar de que me agradó no le veo nada que resalte o lo haga especial como para estar en la lista; pareciera de nuevo un favorito de alguno de los editores que logró colar sin que se dieran cuenta entre 1001 discos. Buen disco, no le veo sentido aquí.

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3

Felt this was bang average and I like some of it, but the whole time was just trying to work out which other band it sounded like

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3

Estaba convencido que eran una banda americana y resulta que son británicos, lo mismo eso explica su (corta) trayectoria. Sonido de los 90 separado del grunge. Este disco empieza con su éxito "Show Girl". Interesantes "American Guitars", "Junk Shop Clothes" o "Don't Trust The Starts".

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3

Debut album from a band that I've never heard of. Its pretty good early 90's alternative rock with some good driving guitar melodies. They were nominated for a Mercury prize, but it seems that they were a one-hit wonder?

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3

I was feeling alright about this one but even the 2ish minute long songs felt like they lasted so long. Even though I generally liked the music it was just a slog. 6

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3

Indie.

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3

This sounds like The Postal Service. Yea, I'm not super about this sound, but I can see it was ahead of its time for 1993.

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3

With the degree of sameness is the songs, this sounds more like a solo effort than a band, which is more-or-less true. As Sue says "it was definitely better the second time around, though I'm not dying to hear it a third time"

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3

5. Started out okay. Didn't get any better.

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3/5

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3

Really just the most generic album. His voice is fine, nothing memorable. 5 for me.

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6. Its not bad but pretty generic and the vocal delivery is obnoxious

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3

Me esta gustando aunque sin volarme la cabeza. No llega al nivel de debut como el de Suede. Seguiré escuchándolo, buen descubrimiento

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3

Geen uitgesproken gevoel over dit album. Sommige nummers zijn wel leuk, maar andere zijn wat saaier

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3

Some of it I liked, some of it sounded lazy. 2.5 but feeling generous so rounding up to a 3.

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3

Could listen but not really rocking is it?

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ой, рад что унылая инди-параша всегда существовала, а не является изобретением моего поколения. странно, как это не потерялось на фоне волны гранжа и альтухи, хотя к 93му году уже потихоньку спад пошёл, судя по всему. Не совсем говно, конечно, звук приятный, стиль где-то на стыке пиксиз, РЕМ и каких-нибудь менее экспериментальных шугейзеров, типа Slowdive. Послушать можно, но под конец это одинаковое нытье утомлять начало, тем более что цепляющих мотивов две с половиной штуки завезли. Ещё и самую пиздатую песню Early Years предпоследней поставили. Ещё и вторую самую пиздатую песню запихнули вообще хиддн треком после финалочки, ну это совсем петушиный поступок (впрочем она звучит как более хуёвая версия Early Years всё равно). В целом без негатива, конечно, право на существование имеет, но мне слушать было неинтересно, ну 6/10 и пусть будет

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3

it's nice actually, i love me a bit of nice english accented rock and the instruments are catchy in a way that doesn't irritate your head my english peopledem never fail to content i will be saving

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Nice staaart. Pls have a nice voice. Okay. It’s okay. So far so good. This is kind of my thing. Nah I’m bored already. But it’s still nice. Really love the music. I liked a lot of the lyrics too, cool stuff. It gets little bit boring at times but it never sounds bad, and it’s not super long anyway.

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Var ju ändå okej ?

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3.5

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Very meh

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3

pretty unremarkable for the genre but implemented some interesting musical ideas.

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Good, new to me 3.5

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3

Is the Arctic monkeys before the Arctic monkeys?! A bit more gentle in their rock approach. I like the vibe of the songs how ever I find there is a sound mixing issue and distinguishing the lyrics on some tracks is a little difficult. Good overall mix of songs and variety of tempos. Overall a good listen.

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3

This album features airy, guitar-driven pop tunes from early 90’s Brits. The tunes get lost from one to the next but maybe after several listens that would change. Not bad but nothing that makes my ears perk up. I had never heard of this band; they got a short burst of fame in UK before their time was up. I don’t even know what the name of the band means. Ok I just looked it up. Auteur is a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie.

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3

Not bad. Kind of an English throwback feel, but the early 90s were all about experimentation so...it's fine.

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3

Very generic, nice enough but very generic. Im not that sure why this would make an essential albums list, unless I am missing somehting.

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3 1/2

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You gotta admire the balls it takes to name a record "New Wave" in 1993, when (hair metal aside) there wasn't a more uncool genre. Funny, it sounds nothing like New Wave music. I actually really like this. Have never heard of this band before. It's very well produced, the songs are solid, and I like the sound of the vocals. Reminds me a little bit of Pulp and The Weakerthans. Cheeky and cutting all at once. Highlights: "American Guitars" has to by a veiled dig at grunge music, right? Funny. "Valet Parking" has some nice subtle harmonies.

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3

Not much noted but aight

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3

Although a god listen, I was slightly disappointed. I had never heard of this album so I was expecting something more 80s, and not 90s alt rock.

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3

Ta bien

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3

Ok I suppose, pretty normal sound for 1993 garage band.

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3

First Listen. Never heard of this band before. Listened a few times today. This is really good. The songs felt so familiar and comfortable by the end of the night - I knew this was something special. 3/5 (for a first listen, that is a great score).

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3

I knda liked it but wasnt wowed. 2.5

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3

The last 3 tracks were bangers rest was very forgettable

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3

Okay britpop from Suede's ugly younger brother.

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3

this is what indie used to mean before lad bands. probably wouldn't have seen a load of portly mid 30s weller men standing like penguins with their feet at ten to two at one of their gigs. probably would have just been a bit miserable. not a bad album, consistent level throughout, just a little bit wet.

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3

It was pretty ok

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3

Decent was alright overall

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They remind me of the Arcade Fire mixed with Pink Floyd and maybe the Smiths or Cure. A lot going on here. It's a fun album overall.

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I mean, it's fine, but really nothing special. I'm surprised at the number of albums on this list that all fit into this sort of Brit-pop/British alternative category. I feel like whoever decides what makes the list has a real soft spot for this style of music. Best song - How Could I Be Wrong. 3 stars.

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Generic indie

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An ok album that had a chill but haunting vibe to it overall. Best: Starstruck Worst: Idiot Brother 2.5 Stars

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Actually not the worst - could easily have been released in the last few years.

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Usually an album with this sound would be right up my alley, but I dunno, I think it’s the vocals holding me back.

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Starts out strong with Show Girl. They have some good dynamics, which tends to get lost for a lot of UK bands of the 90s. Enjoyable, hooky tunes throughout, but gets a little...meh. Production seems a little thin and tinny. Not totally my thing, but having been unfamiliar with this band, I'm excited to give them some future listens. Curious what the album with μ-Ziq is all about as I love μ-Ziq's stuff!

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3.5

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college indie rock

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Fine 90s Brit Alt-Rock.

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Decent background music tbh.

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Very early Britpop, taking inspiration from the later Kinks and the jangle pop of The Smiths. It's really decent. I love the mild jangle sound and the vocals. Pitch changes and sudden shifts in melody keep me engaged. I preferred the prettier, janglier tracks, but the heavy tracks like "American Guitars" reminded me of early Suede and Jesus & Mary Chain (and to some extend shoegaze). There were a lot of duds, but I even songs like "Don't Trust the Stars" but even then I enjoyed the parts where the guitar suddenly stops but gets dragged back immediately by the vocals. Also enjoyed the other instruments, like the cello in "Bailed Out" and the chimey percussion in "Starstruck." Favorites: Show Girl, Bailed Out, Junk Shop Clothes, Starstruck, How Could I Be Wrong

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Il semblerait que Robert ait commis une bévue il y a de cela quelques mois. En effet, une panne de courant majeure a eu lieu à son domicile. Afin de faire repartir l'ensemble du système électrique, Robert du bidouiller ses différents cables, et c'est là que le problème survint. Au moment de s'emparer du cable de génération d'albums, Robert commit l'irréparable. Il empoigna le cable et le brancha, non pas à la liste des 1001 albums à écouter avant de mourir, mais à la liste des 1001 albums à intérêt très modéré. La suite, vous la connaissez, cela fait maintenant 3 mois que nous n'avons plus rien à nous mettre sous la dent. Heureusement, Robert a été alerté, et tout devrait rentrer dans l'ordre dans les prochains jours. Attendez-vous tout de même à une maintenance du site dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi, nécessaire au reboot du serveur.

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Un album qui met sans surprise en scène une réunion d'auteurs en plein travail d'écriture. On est témoin pendant plus de quarante minutes d'un intense remue-méninges qui se conclura par la mise au propre d'un dialogue d'une quinzaine de pages.

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first listen great sounds, still a little sleepy for me

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Nothing special but nothing particularly unpleasant

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fine piece of britpop

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Good

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I have never heard of this artist before today. So far the music is alright, nothing that jumps out or is spectacular. I might be interested in listening to some of their other albums as well as this one a second time.

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I thought this was good, but not very exciting or interesting.

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This didn’t make much of an impact on me either way. A general impression of glam-inflected English alt-pop, somewhat arch lyrics that never really hooked my attention. Perfectly competent but I wouldn’t seek it out.

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Not bad, but I'm probably going to forget the name in just a couples days..

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Not awesome, but not bad either. I don't get why it's on this list, but it's a good one-timer.

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In one hear and out the other

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I forgot to rate this as soon as I listened but I liked it! Just can’t remember it so here it goes with a 3

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Early alternative, it's OK

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The vocals keep taking me to the Rocky Horror intro “Science Fiction/Double Feature.”

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Never heard of them. Might have arrived on the 90s scene either too late or too early. Worth a listen for sure. Better than Oasis ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Nice if largely unremarkable

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Kinda like a 90s band inspired by Bowie

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This really did remind me of a lot of artists that came out like Arctic Monkeys, etc.

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Very solid indie rock album, but nothing special. I enjoyed it and could see myself using it as background music to set a chill mood. The lyrics were good enough, but I mostly found myself zoning out and listening to the guitar. Gave me Oasis vibes. Strong 3, nothing more

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trying it. bracing for early 90s.

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I quite liked this, they are very tuneful and there are shades of Bowie and Bolan in the vocals. The album starts well but there aren't to my mind many standout tracks and it gets a bit samey after a while

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It was alright, a bit samey throughout. 3*

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This is the first one of these I’d never heard before. They’re kind of fun, basically Blur but a little slower paced. Think I like Blur better though.

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My first thought upon seeing an album literally called "New Wave" by a British band, after listening to what seems like 376 British New Wave bands on this list was "God dammit" Butttttt this album is pretty good? I like the vocals a lot, and the melodies are catchy. I like the melancholy without dipping into full-on Smiths-style ennui. If more new wave was like this I think I'd be less likely to say "God dammit" when I see a new wave album. Closer to a 3.5 or even a 3.75, but let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

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The first review on the Wikipedia page mentions that this isn’t their best record. It’s a good listen

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Huh. I like Luke Haines' schtick usually - love his Baader Meinhof side project, and have listened to quite a lot of his solo stuff, but haven't listened to much of The Auteurs... Gave this two listens and it didn't massively grab me. Fave track - "Early Years", maybe? Or "Home Again"? Dunno, didn't really hear any stand out tracks...

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Vibes à la Destroyer, mais en moins bien Prefs: Show Girl, Junk Shop Clothes, Housebreaker, Valet Parking, Idiot Brother Moins pref: Early Years

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Not bad

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Very Hangover Friendly Rock. And that's a good thing.

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Boring

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Ei jäänyt erityisesti mieleen. Vika biisi vaikutti hauskalta.

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forgettable

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Fine, but blended into the background

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Un disco de rock ligerito noventero como abundan muchísimos. Siento que aporta poco y que habría ejemplos más interesantes del género y del estilo de voz.

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No sabía de su existencia, no le escucho nada de new wave pero si hay 2-3 rolitas que se salvan Bastante plano en el buen sentido aunque a veces parece que Dylan está cantando o está poseído por

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Nice, but all the songs kind of melt together. Makes for a cohesive listening experience but also causes you to drift off and stop really listening.

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Music good, lyrics a bit pedestrian, and vocals get boring to the ear quickly.

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bleh

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Pretty minimalist. Felt like the only ones but softer

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Un par de buenas canciones y música aceptable. No me gusta su tono de voz y no son Dylan para platicar las canciones. El disco se me hizo plano tirándole a aburridón. Creo que el adjetivo 'unremarkable' (nada particularmente interesante o sorprendente) lo resume a la perfección. Chistoso que el último track en Spotify realmente son dos canciones, supongo un hidden track, que de hecho es de lo mejor del disco. Songs: Early Years, Bailed Out, Subculture (hidden track).

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Maybe 2.5 but that would be generous. It started out alright, but I was hating it by the end.

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Meh. Singer’s voice was annoying.

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Fairly average

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Puh, laaangweilig.

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This album started okay and then got worse. So somewhere between a 2 and a 3 out of 5 for me.

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Very very repetitive. Nothing of note.

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Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: How Could I Be Wrong, Idiot Brother, Home Again Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Sophisti-britpop. Kinda reminded me of the slower songs from the Blur album. Bet the indie brits went crazy over this one.

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Very, very meh. Not even bad, but I got nothing out of this.

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It's alright, its just not my kind of thing. 2/5

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Found it a bit dated and meh. Would maybe go back for another listen though

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Very "great local band" vibe tbh

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Another British snoozer

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Ugh. Pretentious and unoriginal with hyper-affected lead vocals.

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Not a fan. Songs were way too similar to each other. Did not like Junk Shop Clothes.

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Harmless but unremarkable. Fin.

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Sort of an oddity of an album- feels sort of like T Rex but less glam and more early American indie. Feels like it could either be forgettable or an album that slowly grows on you with repeated listens.

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Pretty unremarkable. 5/10

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Anemic and generic. Best track: Idiot Brother

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I wasn’t moved by this. Pretty boring.

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Nothing really special about this one - sounds like a pretty typical early-90s album. It has a little more of an "indy rock" sound I suppose. It's like they were trying to do something different, but just didn't really pull it off I enjoyed it though. It fits right in with all the other stuff I would have listened to on the radio during this time in my life - shades of Blur, Weezer, Soul Asylum, etc. But it obviously never broke through then, and it doesn't really stand out now.

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Not New Wave. Never heard of this band, pretty forgettable though not unpleasant, why is this in this list?

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J’ai ecoute tout l’album mais pourtnat 1 heure plus ard je ne me souviens de rien. Altenative pop rok comme d’autres. 2.75

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It’s fine, but they all sound the same - and his voice is very weak. If it had been good, I would have been listening to it in 1993!

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54. New Wave - The Auters 12 tracks. It's a sort of throaty, husky vocal that is crying out for some contrast in terms of either tempo or volume, but he just drones on all the way through the album. Only on "Home Again" did it click and hint at what might have been. 2/5

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Want to like this album more than I do because of Auteurs history as Britpop outsiders. However I hate Luke Haines' voice so don't think I'll ever listen to this again. Also, every song sounds like an acoustic guitar demo that's had other instruments thrown at it. The album could sound a lot better than it does.

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