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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
England's Charlatans U.K. have grown considerably since they surfaced in 1990 as part of the Manchester dance scene. The band members have become solid songwriters and soulful, bluesy musicians who hint at what the Rolli... more »
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England's Charlatans U.K. have grown considerably since they surfaced in 1990 as part of the Manchester dance scene. The band members have become solid songwriters and soulful, bluesy musicians who hint at what the Rolling Stones might sound like today if they hadn't become such pathetic geezers. Unfortunately, the band's self-titled album hasn't generated much excitement at home, and the group hasn't made an impact in the U.S. since its debut single, "The Only One I Know." It's a strong effort nonetheless, and a lot more satisfying than contemporaneous outings by kindred spirits the Stone Roses and Primal Scream. --Jim DeRogatis
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A great 90s Britpop album
Justin Mclaughlin | Los Angeles, CA | 11/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this album in '95 on the strength of the single 'Just Lookin', with its opening riff straight outta Sgt Pepper's, a great tune. That's not even nowhere the best cut on this album though. 'Feeling Holy' is a nicely paced rock cut, 'Crashin In' is driven beautifully by the late, great Rob Collins' organ playing, and 'Bullet Comes' builds and builds like all the best songs do, up to that refrain 'baby, it's not where you are'.I knew little about this group outside of a couple of songs from their early '90s output. They gained a reasonable amount of press stateside for those albums, but now they're at best a cult band over here, with little recognition from rags like Rolling Stone, who'd rather give a cover story to Creed than review a Charlatans CD. I heard this album, and it's one of my favorites from this period in my life. A great, grooving rock joint."
The Best Charlatans Album
sixtymilesmile | 12/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most Charlatans fans believe that, song for song, the self-titled 1995 album is their finest to date. It's hard for me to disagree. This album is filled with classic songs such as Feeling Holy, Just Lookin', Crashin' In, Bullet Comes, Here Comes A Soul Saver, and Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over. This is the only Charlatans album which has no dips in quality whatsoever."
I like "Up to our Hips" much better
E. Becker | Los Angeles, CA USA | 07/30/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the Charlatans back in '92 with Catherine Wheel opening up for them and bought all the new releases as they came out.I dragged this cd out for a listen after it gathered dust for a long while and realized why it mostly sat on the shelf--it is much weaker than their other material. The main reason I gave it a spin recently was all the rave reviews I read on the Net and had to have another listen in case I missed something. Nope, can't get into it."