A million miles from the Britpop of their first four albums, this sixth effort by the one-time media darlings stands as arguably their artistic high-point. From the lo-fi grandiosity of Tender to the scuzz-fuck of Bugman, to the exceptional pop of Coffee & TV, and that’s just the first three tracks.
READ:Some excellent write ups about 13 in the intervening years, like this on Stereogum on the album’s 20th anniversary last year. And I really like Miranda Sawyer’s piece about it for the Guardian in 2011.
LISTEN: Get the album on Spotify.
WATCH: Here’s the band playing Bugman on Later, with Damon sending up Liam from Oasis and Graham being particularly badass on guitar.