(1993, Ensign)

A curious album, one with feet both in the kind of jingle-jangle indie about to so utterly consume the charts as Britpop, but also deeply mired in the world of pop. Not just in a ‘hey that’s a nice hook’ kind of way, but in taking in sounds from Prince to Motown to Nashville to Abba to the Beatles. It’s a strange sonic stew, but a compelling one.

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