Monday, July 06, 2009

899. Shack - H.M.S. Fable (1999)

Track Listing

1. Natalie's Party
2. Comedy
3. Pull Together
4. Beautiful
5. Lend's Some Dough
6. Captain's Table
7. Streets Of Kenny
8. Reinstated
9. I Want You
10. Cornish Town
11. Since I Met You
12. Daniella


So, another not bad album towards the end of the 90s. Unfortunately not bad is pretty much all that it is, it isn't amazing or great, just good. The second half of it is much superior to the first.

Shack clearly have a number of interesting influences particularly from psych rock in the style of Love. This is manifested particularly towards the end of the album. The first half is perfectly acceptable pop-rock, but quite run of the mill.

From Streets of Kenny onwards it feels like a different and much more interesting album. The Oasis influence fades away into more retro stuff making it sound more original for the time it was written... even if none of it is really new.

Track Highlights

1. Since I Met You
2. Daniella
3. Streets of Kenny
4. Lend Us Some Dough

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The band are currently signed to Noel Gallagher's 'Sour Mash' record label. May 2006 saw the release of the album ...The Corner of Miles and Gil named after two of the Head brothers' heroes, Miles Davis and Gil Evans.

Streets of Kenny:

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