Year: 1990

Album review Teenage Fanclub - A Catholic Education Two immediate yet contradictory impressions of Teenage Fanclub's debut album A Catholic Education: it doesn't really sound quite like the band they would later become; it does contain one of their defining moments in Everything Flows. >>
Track of the Day The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It? Share This is very, very 90s. Very 90s indie, anyway. Well, very 90s indie baggy at least: a proper indie guitar sound, a solo that goes nowhere, a baggy rhythm … >>
Track of the Day Cocteau Twins - Cherry-coloured Funk Cocteau Twins: beautiful, ethereal, and above all, discoverable. Go! Discover them, and appreciate the beauty. >>
Track of the Day Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me Share “A new decade”, sang The Verve, curiously waiting until it was halfway over before calling it, “the radio plays the sounds we made, and everything seems to feel just … >>
Track of the Day Robyn Hitchcock - Glass Hotel Share First as a member of The Soft Boys, then Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians and most recently with Venus 3, Robyn Hitchcock has been making various degrees of sense … >>
Track of the Day Aztec Camera - Good Morning Britain Share Aztec Camera plus Mick Jones, formerly of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite: an above average combination. Wikipedia claims that before Stray Roddy Frame's lyrics were the subject of … >>
Track of the Day James - Government Walls Share At a time when most people were discovering James through "Sit Down", I was not the exception to the rule. There they were, Easter holidays 1991, on Top of … >>
Track of the Day Pale Saints - Half Life, Remembered In many respects acting as a bridge between indie-pop and shoegazing, with more than a flirtatious glance in dream-pop’s direction, Pale Saints could jangle, and they could rock it out a bit, but they could also conjure up those old familiar shoegazing hallmarks. >>
Track of the Day Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas Share I think it was my general, though not universally applied, early 90s rule of looking to the near future rather than the near past that was responsible for my … >>
Track of the Day The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit I have a feeling I posted the New Zealand masterclass that is Heavenly Pop Hit once before (and a long time ago) but it's comfortably indie and poppy enough to deserve a repeat. Dum de dum dum, dum de dum, it's a heavenly pop hit indeed. >>
Track of the Day The House of Love - I Don’t Know Why I Love You Share So much music, so little time. So without further ado, I present The House of Love guide to blowing it: Place an ad, form a band, give it a … >>
Track of the Day Sonic Youth - Kool Thing Enough of the happy good-time fun section of the indie disco playlist, it's time to get arch and dance like a Kool Thing. >>