Sunday, March 29, 2009

825. The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories (1996)

Track Listing

1. With No Shoes
2. North Country Boy
3. Tellin' Stories
4. One To Another
5. You're A Big Girl Now
6. How Can You Leave Us
7. Area 51
8. How High
9. Only Teethin'
10. Get On It
11. Rob's Theme


If Oasis annoy me for being endlessly derivative fellow Britpoppers The Charlatans annoy me for being derivative of Oasis! You just need to listen to the first track to see what I mean. Fortunately they are better than Oasis, not nearly as annoying and better writers.

Another clear influence in a couple of songs is Bob Dylan. This is another deeply unoriginal Britpop album that will have the same place in hell reserved for it. Another one of those mysteries on this list, why does this belong here? It is not original, it is not that good... it isn't bad, but I could off the top of my head come up with a dozer better albums absent from the list.

But I suppose it is kind of important in the context of Oasis-like bands in England at the time. Fortunately there are better albums coming up, as the latest crop has left a lot to be desired.

Track Highlights

1. One To Another
2. North Country Boy
3. Get On It
4. Area 51

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

It was the first album released by the band following the death of founder-member and keyboard player Rob Collins. The album was their most commercially successful, having three top ten singles, which remain their careers highest charting

One To Another:

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