With most of these seminal brit-pop albums of late eighties / early nineties, I listen to them today and nearly gag at the sound of the pompous front man with brit accent. However, the Stone Roses remain above it all despite their annoying accent... timeless and classic (proof: Man U plays "This Is The One" before every home game). Maybe it's cause these guys could really play their instruments, or that the drummer wore a floppy hat, or the great modern art covers, or that they jumped ship prematurely, leaving us wanting more. If any band from this time period gains music immortality, I'd bet Stone Roses would be in the top 3 (maybe Oasis and Blur, definitely not in the running: Suede, Pulp, Supergrass, Happy Mondays). Recommended.
- 180 gram double LP
- remastered from the original tapes
- deluxe edition first pressing includes hand numbered Stoughton gatefold tip-on jacket with album title in gold foil
- music label: Silvertone Records 1989 / Modern Classics Recordings 2015
reviewed by the mgmnt 09/2009
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