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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Echobelly
Title: On
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 10/17/1995
Release Date: 10/17/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646736821, 074646736845


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One of the underrated bands of mid 90's Britpop
Wickerlove | Canada | 02/25/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Echobelly is perhaps one of the most underrated bands of the mid 90's Britpop wave. 'On' combines the guitar swagger of Oasis and the brooding sound of The Smiths. Debbie Smith on rhythm guitar adds these sweeping guitar-washes, giving their sound a subtle wall-of-sound effect. But the obvious centerpiece of Echobelly is the silky-sweet vocals of Sonya Madan, almost like a pixielike geisha, seductive yet packs a powerful punch. But I've always found that Echobelly strays beyond the boundaries of typical mid 90's indie-pop, an ecclectic chemistry adding an unconventional spin to their sound. Bittersweet. Crooning crystalline vocals with a slightly worldly bent, raw guitar brashness as a backdrop to an exotic seductress. This is still Britpop but with a unique twist, and just like Sonya Madan's voice...seductive but packs a powerful punch."
Guitar rock perfection!
Justin Mclaughlin | Los Angeles, CA | 08/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the mid-'90s when everyone was gushing about 'the new British invasion' and falling over themselves to praise lesser artists, they overlooked an album that might be the best to emerge from this movement: Echobelly's "On". This is an incredibly melodic album that--while taking the completely opposite sonic approach--conveys similar feelings as the The's incredible album "Dusk": urban loneliness, wry humor, and a slightly morbid preoccupation with death. All wonderful topics if you ask me. Sonya's got this incredible voice, one that people compared to Morrissey, apparently because she wasn't afraid to hide her lovely British accent. Either way, she's terrific, and her voice combined with the crashing guitars or occupying the empty spaces of the slower tunes is heavenly. One of the great Britpop albums of the past ten years, though everyone who overhyped the less energetic and shallower sounds of Oasis and others seem to have caused this album to slip between the cracks. Anyone with an interest in Britpop needs to own this."
Forgotten classic
Donnie L. Tucker | usa | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's sad that Echobelly didn't crack America. Though I have nothing against Oasis, Blur or Elastica, Echobelly was truly the more deserving of these bands. Every song on this album is amazing. You'll be sure to be humming them all even after the first listen.Though Lustra wasn't up to Echobelly's usual greatness, it deserves your time as well. Sadly their first album Everybody's Got On seems to be out-of-print, but if you can find it, it's almot as good as On.But for now, On is definitely their highlight, and probably the best album of the whole brit-pop era."