When Liverpudlians the Coral first burst onto the scene we were promised something like a cross between the La's and Captain Beefheart. The reality was somewhat more prosaic but their psychedelic take on the guitar pop of the era was more colourful and explorative than their peers. Their self-titled debut was a sea-faring classic gaining them a Mercury Music Prize nomination and a large following that has stuck by them to this day.
Vinyl LP £19.24 MOVLP338
180g vinyl reissue LP reissue on Music On Vinyl..
7/10 Jack 16th May 2016
The Coral take us on a sonic trip to spliffsville and back, mixing many musical styles into one brew. Hard rock, psychedelia, electronica all add flavour with guitars screaming on some tracks, played lovingly on others, some kick in with dark and dreary keyboards similar to something from The Adams Family.
"Is it any good though?" You may ask, well.. it's different, with some tracks being beautiful electronica slips similar to what Gerling was producing, others sound like a funeral procession on valium.
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