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Stone Roses - Stone Roses (2 x LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Stone Roses - Stone Roses (2 x LP)

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Called the best British album of all time by critics, the Stone Roses debut album is a masterpiece! 2015 reissue, remastered from the original tapes on 180G, black vinyl.


Since the Stone Roses were the nominal leaders of Britain's "Madchester" scene -- an indie rock phenomenon that fused guitar pop with drug-fueled rave and dance culture -- it's rather ironic that their eponymous debut only hints at dance music. What made the Stone Roses important was how they welcomed dance and pop together, treating them as if they were the same beast. Equally important was the Roses' cool, detached arrogance, which was personified by Ian Brown's nonchalant vocals. Brown's effortless malevolence is brought to life with songs that equal both his sentiments and his voice -- "I Wanna Be Adored," with its creeping bassline and waves of cool guitar hooks, doesn't demand adoration, it just expects it. Similarly, Brown can claim "I Am the Resurrection" and lie back, as if there were no room for debate. But the key to The Stone Roses is John Squire's layers of simple, exceedingly catchy hooks and how the rhythm section of Reni and Mani always imply dance rhythms without overtly going into the disco. On "She Bangs the Drums" and "Elephant Stone," the hooks wind into the rhythm inseparably -- the '60s hooks and the rolling beats manage to convey the colorful, neo-psychedelic world of acid house. Squire's riffs are bright and catchy, recalling the British Invasion while suggesting the future with their phased, echoey effects. The Stone Roses was a two-fold revolution -- it brought dance music to an audience that was previously obsessed with droning guitars, while it revived the concept of classic pop songwriting, and the repercussions of its achievement could be heard throughout the '90s, even if the Stone Roses could never achieve this level of achievement again.

-All Music


A1 I Wanna Be Adored
A2 She Bangs The Drums
B1 Waterfall
B2 Don't Stop
B3 Bye Bye Bad Man
C1 Elizabeth My Dear
C2 (Song For My) Sugar Spin Sister
C3 Made Of Stone
C4 Shoot You Down
D1 This Is The One
D2 I Am The Resurrection


Original Release Year: 1989

Label: Modern Classics Recordings

Catalog #: MCR 914

Format: 2 x 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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