The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses (The Stone Roses)

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Quite simply, this debut album is a superlative record. Manchester’s most likely to, who escaped independent status after a lengthy court battle, signed to Geffen Records and then promptly disappeared for five years. The Stone Roses came back, and then went pop. A Byrds-like listlessness caused listeners to swoon in wonder and slip quietly beneath the surface. ‘Waterfall’ and ‘She Bangs The Drums’ were sublime and quietly brilliant, ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ teased with its epic intro that slowly builds and bursts wide open. This of course made them media spotlight darlings and created incredible and impossible pressure for that all-important second set of songs. A classic album, and easily one of the best albums of the 90s....

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