teenage fanclub – bandwagonesque (1991)

Teenage Fanclub sounds like a band. No, like if a band was to dream up a band and put music critics on production. They are crystalline examples of 90s rock, capable of inducing a familiarity so strong, it makes you question if the sounds were not algorithmically constructed to seduce your left brain. In 1991, ‘Bandwagonesque’ made love to millions of transatlantic ears, and was doted on by as many mouths and pens. It asked: ‘what do you really, like, enjoy about music?’ before exhibiting the answer. Indeed, a lyrics sheet of the record reads ordinarily, but inside precise musicianship, it takes on a beautiful, zesty love.

28/30

A favourite: ‘Alcoholiday’

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