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All Set
Buzzcocks
All Set
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Pete Shelley is still the sensitive and witty homo sapien, but neophyte listeners will find the band's three-minute bursts limp in comparison with young turks like Green Day, while the deathless Singles Going Steady set wi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Buzzcocks
Title: All Set
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 5/14/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383696222, 724383696253

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Pete Shelley is still the sensitive and witty homo sapien, but neophyte listeners will find the band's three-minute bursts limp in comparison with young turks like Green Day, while the deathless Singles Going Steady set will forever be the band's definitive statement. Best bets here: "Totally from the Heart," "Give It to Me." --Jeff Bateman

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Were the 90's the best years for the Buzzcocks?
John T. Clark | Chico, CA, USA | 01/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I know. It was at first heretical for a longtime Buzzcocks fan like me to consider Trade Test Transmissions, All Set, and Modern to be as good as Singles Going Steady and Love Bites

But I say it now. I listen to these cds all the time on my long commutes and I rarely listen to my beloved 70's 'cocks vinyl. This really is the best Buzzcocks.

My All Set got stolen and I'm back to buy a replacement! I may not play A Different Kind of Tension for the next 2 years, but I NEED All Set for those late night hauls!"
Not the best; still better than most.
Miles Durrie | Canada | 04/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"All Set, the 1996 studio album by the Buzzcocks, is a strong outing that's marred by shaky production. Perhaps producer Neill King was going for the sound of the classic 1970s Martin Rushent-produced Buzzcocks records, but the weak bottom end that results only makes All Set seem dated. If I want that sound (but with better songwriting), I'll put on Singles Going Steady! The Buzzcocks made the right move in having bassist Tony Barber helm the followup to All Set, 1999's Modern.
All Set's highlights include Kiss and Tell, What You Mean To Me, and the touching Steve Diggle contribution Back With You. Like all the Buzzcocks' 1990s output (and despite some of Pete Shelley's corniest lyric-writing ever), this is better music than at least 80 per cent of what's out there. And at its best moments, it is transcendent."
Good CD
Jonathan D. Rose | NOwhere | 04/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is not the Buzzcocks best, but dont get me wrong it is thier best album of the 90's. 'Modern' was a severe disappointment and 'TTT' was nowhere near their best. The best songs on here are: "Totally From The Heart", "Give It To Me",
"Kiss N Tell", "What Am I Supposed To Do" and "Point Of No Return". There are 2 truly bad songs, "Pariah" and "Hold Me Close" but the rest is all solid. If you are looking for Buzzcocks CD's then get this, "Love Bites", "Another Music In A Different Kitchen", "A Different Kind Of Tension" and "Singles Going Steady". So buy this CD and You will not be disappointed."