Here they come those canny little jumper boys. Each Teenage Fanclub album has it's own form of slow burn, gently insidious glory and 2010's Shadows is no different. Featuring the usual four songs a piece from Norman Blake, Gerard Love and Raymond McGinley it is further proof as to why these guys are justly lauded as such reliable songsmiths. This re-issue comes with a bonus 7" of rare tracks. Put on your comfiest jumper and dive in.
Vinyl LP £18.99 PEMA7LP
180g vinyl reissue LP on PeMa. Includes bonus 7".
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Vinyl LP £19.49 mrg392lp
180g vinyl reissue LP on Merge inc. 2 bonus tracks.
- Includes download code
The Fannies. These chaps are well reliable. A bit like Burt Reynolds (or Burnt Remnants as my Gramps used to say) you know what youre getting with them. No nonsense, professional and hugely enjoyable....but with a moustache. Teenage Fanclub probably don't have 'taches but they know how to write a fucking great tune (or ten). This album has some truly great song smithery. They should and probably could give Ray Davies a run for his money in the "casting an eye over modern life and writing truly great songs about it" stakes. These songs are pure quality. As Andy Gray would say on FIFA 10 "..take that and pop into the top drawer..genuine class..". Its really hard not to like this collection of songs and feed off their unrelenting positivity. Even though one of the songs has the same chord structure as "Goin' Loco (Down in Acapulco)". You will find this album very rewarding and alluring....a bit like Burt Reynolds. 5/5!!! and a bottle of rum.....
7/10 Penrith Steve 16th October 2014
After another 5-year hiatus, Teenage Fanclub returned in 2010 to release what, as it stands, was their last album. With Norman Blake undertaking new projects with Euros Childs and Joe Pernice respectively and Gerard Love concentrating on Lightships, one could worry that their focus may have been elsewhere. However, “Baby Lee”, “When I Still Have Thee”, “Shock And Awe” and “The Fall” are highlights of a more consistent album than “Man Made”. “Shadows” is not an instant Teenage Fanclub album, maybe, more of a grower.
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