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Classic, Classic, Classic
I Should Coco - Supergrass
Member Name: huggy2009
I Should Coco - Supergrass
Advantages: Great Fast Paced Pop Music
I love this album, i'm not going to deny it, straight away i'll tell you this is a 5 out of 5 album for me. It sums up an era, it is fast paced pop with a nod to great British music of the past and its fun, irreverent and well written and performed.
The album was released in 1995 after the band had set up in 1993, the album coverwork shows the three band members, with the strange looking singer Coombes at the centre of things. The painting the cover art is taken from was done by Moody Painters in Oxford and the cover art is now classic in my eyes.
I'd Like to Know - A slow paced opener that builds up, this shows the drumming of Danny Goffey, the Guitar of Gaz Coombes and the Bass of Mick Quinn at their best. 8/10
Caught by the Fuzz - A young man caught by the police holding a small amount of cannabis, this is a great song, portraying the fear of a kids first brush with the law, the song is short but has perfect narrative, the fast paced wall of sound created by the thrashing drums, bass and guitar are awesome and this song still sounds brilliant today. 10/10
Mansize Rooster - Another single, this is a fast paced drill of a song, a real pop-punk classic that allows Coombes to show the full range of his strange, wonderful voice, this is a 10/10 song simply because it sounds so original, so much fun and the video is cracking too.
Alright - Everybody knows this song, it is a summer song, full of fun, verve and brio. It is a classic song and one the band will always be remembered for, its an all time great tune which stands up there with songs of all ages in this country. 10/10
Lose It - The third single from the album, this is a wall of sound song again as the build up of panic and tension in the singer create a weird song about not losing it, but it sounds like he is. I like this song, its frenetic and typical supergrass. 9/10
Lenny - Fourth Single from the album, this is heavier than many of the others and it suits too with the thumping bassline. I like this a lot it is one of my favourite songs on the album and shows a different style to the other songs, but is equally strong. 9/10
Strange Ones - I like this song, again there are odd acoustic tints to it but it really is fast, frenetic and great fun. Its an odd song which really suits this album. 9/10
Sitting Up Straight - A lovely tune, which is one of the weakest on the album but nonetheless still easily an 8 out of 10 song for its energy and verve.
She's So Loose - A good song which really allows Coombes to show off his wonderful voice, again this isn't a highlight but would be on most other albums.
We're Not Supposed to - This song is weird and wonderful and sounds like it should have been created for a sci-fi film, it makes me think of other worlds and is a beautifully created song. 8/10
Time - Another decent song which sits on its arrangement, this isn't my favourite on the album but is very listenable. 8/10
Sofa (of My Lethargy) - A chilled out instrumental song, I love the start with the piano and the chimes, it is so evocative and something I never forget in my head. A great song 9/10
Time to Go - A fun sign off which is weird and wonderful like this album, it catches the cartoony mood perfectly of the whole album. 8/10
Overall this album is a fun, boyish slice of pop-punk, I really love this its aggressive in a weedy way but is fast paced, frentic and action packed, this album deserves as many plaudits as it can get and really is a classic of its time for me. I can't praise it highly enough and believe that it should stand in the upper echelons of British popular music and is as good as any Oasis or Blur album of the period.
Summary: Classic, Classic, Classic