I’ve never really been a massive fan of shoegaze but somehow this album that has one foot firmly in that genre has always appealed to me. Perhaps it’s the jangly Stone Rosesesque guitar, or a time and place thing, but for me this still holds up as being one of the most under-rated albums (and best debuts) of the 90s.
Andy Bell obviously went on to better things with Oasis (yup indeedy!) but I’ve enjoyed the results of his songwriting and guitar work with Ride and Hurricane #1.
I hadn’t listened to this album in years but recently played it and, for me, it has well and truly stood the test of time.
So do we have any Ride fans in da house? Oh, and I recently discovered that there’s a new sub-genre called Nu-Gaze! Bands like The Horrors and M83 have been tagged under this label. Huh, who knew.