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Elastica
Elastica
Elastica
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Import edition of their Brit Pop classic that spawned many hit singles. Tracks, 'Line Up', 'Annie', 'Connection', 'Car Song', 'Smile', 'Hold Me Now', 'S.O.F.T.', 'Indian Song', 'Blue', 'All-Nighter', 'Waking Up', '2:1', 'S...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Elastica
Title: Elastica
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 20
Label: Geffen Records
Release Date: 3/14/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Elastica
UPCs: 720642472828, 720642472811, 720642472842, 766485479129, 766488523720

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Import edition of their Brit Pop classic that spawned many hit singles. Tracks, 'Line Up', 'Annie', 'Connection', 'Car Song', 'Smile', 'Hold Me Now', 'S.O.F.T.', 'Indian Song', 'Blue', 'All-Nighter', 'Waking Up', '2:1', 'See That Animal', 'Stutter', 'Neve

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Perfectly good 90s music
James Wheeler | Atlanta, GA United States | 08/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As has been noted in nearly every published review of this CD, and as even a superficial listen to it bears out, Elastica was influenced by Wire. To complain about this, however, is like complaining that The Rolling Stones were influenced by Chuck Berry, that Interpol were influenced by Joy Division, or that REM were influenced by The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, and Big Star. Music is a continuum, an evolving dialog with listeners. That Elastica use Wire as a starting point is perfectly fine with me! Our heroine's troubles with heroin meant that her muse was killed as quickly as it came, but she left behind a very nice monument to the sounds of agitated punk girl group rock - circa mid 1990s (now a decade old). No, it's not groundbreaking or original, but it is good. If any of the foregoing review interests you, check this CD out. If not, you'll survive if you pass it by."
Snap up this Elastica
Andrew McCaffrey | Satellite of Love, Maryland | 04/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I always forget how good Elastica's eponymous debut album is, so it's a pleasant surprise to pop it into the stereo. There's nothing particularly revolutionary about this record (although having three out of four band-members being female is, sadly, still something of a rarity), but what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in spontaneity. This is a fun, bouncy, catchy bunch of songs and no mistake.The tracks don't deviate from their guitar-bass-drums sound. They're all short and fast-paced. It's slightly punkish sounding, with a harder edge to it than most of the rest of the Brit-pop that was out around this time. There are some really nice melodies running through here. It's hard, but not too hard -- tuneful, but not too tuneful. A few of the songs are great, and none of them are bad. There's nothing on here that's any worse than solid.The album has a very consistent sound (perhaps a polite way of saying all the songs sound the same, which is a fair criticism, but since I like them, it's not something I'm going to complain about). If you liked "Connection" (which was all over the airways when this first came out) you'll probably like this; if you hated that song, then the rest of the album probably isn't your cup of tea either. Oh, and Suede fans will note that Brett Anderson gets a song writing credit in "See That Animal" (did every song he was writing in the mid-90s have some reference to animals?!)."
The Best Album In History
high_life2 | Rockville, MD | 04/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It can be tough to pick favorite things. I don't have any trouble at all identifying this album as -- by far -- the greatest I have ever heard. It is so far above every other album that I will shocked if I ever hear its equal.Some of the songs -- "Connection", "Stutter", and "Waking Up" come to mind -- are instant classics, and others, like "Line Up" and "Annie", grow on you quickly. What ties all the songs together is the perfection of the art of pop-rock (with just a hint of punk). From the opening chords, Donna (resident guitar goddess) grabs you by the throat with her simple but precise playing, and Justine Frischmann makes you fall in love with her when she delivers the vocals on "Never Here" with the perfect mix of affection, bitterness, and seduction.Please don't think I'm letting hyperbole get the best of me; it's impossible to say enough good things about this album. The songs are short but very sweet, and each one is excellent; there's so much parity -- albeit at a very high level -- that I'm reluctant to name any standouts, but my favorites are:"Stutter", probably my single favorite song; "Connection", which you've probably heard and which gives a decent idea of what the record sounds like; and "Hold Me Now", which is a slower, stacatto piece that showcases Justine's talent as a vocalist and lyricist.Elastica isn't easily compared to other bands, but their primary inspiration is British pop and punk, and they're a little like a poppier Veruca Salt with an attitude, or a more polished Sleater-Kinney with prettier vocals and less anger. If you've given this album enough consideration that you're reading this review, you'll be doing yourself an injustice if you don't get it."