Screaming Trees were of course the birthplace for whiskey-soaked everywhere man Mark Lanegan but were also vital players in the Seattle grunge scene even if they didn't get the same mainstream success as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Sweet Oblivion was their most successful album and had its own hit single in Nearly Lost You. Now nicely re-issued to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Vinyl LP £17.99 19075844091
Black vinyl LP on Epic.
- Includes download code
Vinyl LP £19.24 MOVLP101
LP on Music On Vinyl.
10/10 Mike 17th April 2018
First bought this record in 1992 and I instantly loved it for Mark Lanegan's somber voice and the somewhat more laid-back approach to Grunge music. It spawned 4 great "hits" with "Dollar Bill", "Butterfly", "Nearly Lost You There" (probably their biggest hit) and "Shadow of The Season" (my personal favorite). Later in my life I moved around a lot, packing up boxes and losing them and somehow I ended up buying this album 3 or 4 times since I figured out I couldn't live anywhere without listening to it on red-wine drenched sunday afternoons.
A real essential album to any collection!
8/10 Stephen 8th August 2017
"Sweet Oblivion" was the second of three major label albums for Screaming Trees. It was released at the height of the grunge boom in 1992. The first single from the album, and arguably the band's best song, "Nearly Lost You" was featured on the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe film "Singles" which celebrated the Seattle music scene.
"Sweet Oblivion" doesn't quite hit the heights of their final and best album "Dust" but it comes quite close. The sludgy, Neil Young-esque "More or Less", the blistering rock of "For Celebrations Past" and the catchy "Butterfly" are particular highlights. The album also includes their other relatively big hit, "Dollar Bill".
For me, this album is a bit of classic.
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