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Where to start? If anywhere? I haven't heard anything by them; feel I'm perhaps missing something good.
This is a joke, right?
listen to Bobbygeorge. They only have two albums, and one of them is really good.
it's their first album and by some considerable distance, their best. Seriously, it's amazing.
imagine the improvement of the beatles over their career only backwards and in one much delayed album.
they are the english guns and roses.
has some good tracks on it. It has some duff ones too but it's worth getting if it's cheap. I'd also get Turns Into Stone, some of the tracks on that are fantastic.
*checks play.com* they're all pretty cheap-ish. I'll go into town tommorow and buy a couple then. :)
is a cracking album. Took me a few listens to get into but i love it i do. I Wanna Be Adored is awesome.
i've clearly led a sheltered existence.
it's an exercise in drawing out good ideas for far too long.
worth hearing. but don't pay for more than one of their albums.
The Complete Stone Roses you get all the best singles and b-sides plus the earlier stuff.
I'd recommend this
all the versions are edited and there's not a duff track on the debut, so just buy the debut.
The edited tracks do peeve me a bit on this one. Mainly cos i LOVE the full length version of 'I Am The Resurrection'
They used to play "I Am The Resurrection" every single week at Transformation, the indie night at Oxford Zodiac. All eight-odd minutes of it.
when someone played it at The Luminaire on Saturday. I hadn't heard it played in a club for ages.
I wish I'd been there for that. Hearing the gazillion fake endings in a club would take me right back to being eighteen again.
When i used to sneak out to the Krazy House in Liverpool when i was 15, they would play every single track off the album. It was awesome!
has turned into a big old nostalgic wallow
I feel well old now
I prefer "experienced"
music of the spheres by Ian Brown. Avoid Second coming like the plague.
Also try and get Fools Gold as well if you can.
the complete stone roses
actually. But do buy the debut. itll probably be on the 4 quid shelf in a fopp sometime soon.
there is no reason to get The Complete Stone Roses when the debut is a fiver. Some of the versions on The Complete Stone Roses are just inferior.
Nice Stone Roses reference in yr username.
I salute you!
ot at least his interest in pop music
a design for life
i would love to listen to the stone roses for the first time again.
Buy everything they did between 1988 - 1990. Ignore everything else.
The Stone Roses (their debut's) okay, but nothing special.
John Leckie's production is interesting: on a home stereo it sounds like utter turd but on a massive PA it sounds pretty good.
Iain Brown's solo hip-hop tinged stuff suits his vocals so much better, though.
The second half of I Am the Resurrection where he isn't singing is class, though.
You'll be telling me you don't like Nirvana Unplugged next.
that this thread exists.
or that people are suggesting that 'the stone roses' is not an amazing album.
you might not like it, but it really is!
you should buy it immediately.
and then you should buy 'the complete stone roses' cos if you've never listend to them then that's a great collection.
by now to now listen to Theo about anything, ever, apart from computers.
The Stone Roses first album is one of, if not the actual one, favourite albums of all time. Fact.
I like the tracks in clubs well enough. I just find the album sounds really dull at home, hence I don't own it.
England win the Cricket, Yo La Tengo and Les Savy Fav for ATP, my job centre meeting lasted about 30 seconds and I've found out Theo doesn't think too much to my favourite album. Brilliant.
I may have been forced to reassess it if you had liked it.
They were very good
One half decent album and all this fuss.
NME band - just one that captured the imagination of the masses.
Browns solo stuff is much better.
a lot of the people singing it's praises on this thread are old enough to know better than to fall for NME hype... maybe it really is as good as (a lot of) people say it is?
It has some crap it has some corkers.
Still an NME band, as I said "captured the imagination of the masses".
They have remained hyped because the media needs hyped bands and the Roses with their swagger and image are easy to maintain.
Thing is, they were shit live and they took years to make an fucking letdown second album - why do they deserve the hype?
I listen to music
if I'd heard it in 1990 I'd probably love it. As it was it didn't make much impact on me at all.
that I find laughable now. It's more than just a generational touchstone.
Is that the right age? I don't remember loving anything at that age, save Jive Bunny and Star Trekkin'.
I just think stuff you hear when you're younger at uni age and before has a more profound effect than when you're older.
I'm talking the difference here between your love for a piece of music and its actual worth.
It's a 7/10 album at best.
I put it on now and it sounds as great to me as it ever did. Sorry Theo, I'd give it a ten.
More a resigned shrug than surprise.
The first Elastica album or Definately maybe.
The way people talk about it you'd think it was as good as The White Album or Hunky Dory, as the first VU album - its not, it doesnt have enough decent songs for starters.
It's not that good at all.
it's a very good record
And probably better than Elastica given how patchy that one can be.
But still not THAT good.
is it as good as The Queen is dead?
Debut is in my top 20 EASILY.
Amazing record. One of the best EVER.
The second one though = :(!
without having heard this. I love it and that's just after 3 listens through.
I remember when I first got it, I didn't listen to anything else for weeks.
No offense to anyone who likes them.
Now let's go live in a teepee together.
And that's saying something.
I also utterly love the new ...Trail Of Dead album, and the Bloc Party one. Which everyone on here seems to universally slate. So yes, I am probably poo.
people react to music as individuals, on a wholly subjective basis.
It was off the back of Fools Gold as well. And Elephant Stone. And Ten Storey Love Song. And Corpses, which is fan-fucking-tastic. And. OH, I can't do this anymore.
Some people like them. Some don't. Opinions clearly aren't going to shift and change on a band that has been long dead. Thread's dead baby. Thread's dead.
Ian Brown I'm not fussed about, but I think there's something special about that first SR album.
Even if it's not the best album ever, it 10 people put it in the Top Ten, then it makes number one on the shitty cumulative list. Even if no-one voted it number one. This applies to a lot of crap though. See Virgin listeners voting Chasing Cars the best single EVER!
Yeah, good one guys. ANyway.
What year is this?
we deal in parallel universes. Yes, America by Razorlight is one of the ten best songs ever. It's not even one of Razorlight's ten best songs ever.
That list is strange.
to their debut for the first time in aaaaaages. The question did make me do a little chuckle though, because I'm a bit of a shit like that
But this album is so so good, it's I've listened to today and I could live happily just hearing this album for the rest of my life.
if you read the thread, already bought it. It is now my life.
5 years later i have listened to it so much i will kill myself if i ever hear it again :(
i think i RUINED it for myself :(
everything in moderation.
* - by definition, really.