Carla R. from ANAHEIM, CA Reviewed on 10/29/2006...
"Two Worlds Collide" was the only hit from this CD, but there are several other really good songs on here as well. If you were a high school or college student back in the early 90s, this is bound to bring back some memories.
(Four and a half stars) Their best album
trainreader | Montclair, N.J. | 12/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Basically with the very solid "Revenge of the Goldfish," the Inspiral Carpets combined the best aspects of their buoyant retro-sounding debut album, "Life," and their more serious weightier second album, "The Beast Inside." Start to finish, "Revenge" is exciting, and a pleasure to listen to. I especially like four songs: "Generations," "I'm Not Your Saviour," "Smoking Her Clothes," and "Two Worlds Collide," which I consider four of the band's all-time best. The first two mentioned need almost be listened to together in order to fully appreciate each. Along with "Smoking Her Clothes" the band demonstrates tremendous vitality, with fine lyrics and great vocal and organ work. "Two Worlds Collide," has an almost apocalyptic feel to it, and is easily the band's most interestingly unique song.
While there are other British bands from this period that I like better -- i.e. The Stone Roses, Charlatans, Verve, Ride, Catherine Wheel -- "Revenge of the Goldfish," which is the Inspiral Carpets at their best, stands up as among the better albums from the British groups of this era. No other post-1960s band has used a retro-sounding organ so effectively as Inspiral organist Clint Boon did. Plus, Tom Hingley's vocal work really stands out here, and is quite different from those other Ian Brown (Stone Roses) sounding front-men."
Revenge of the Goldfish - Inspiral Carpets
Don Corrleone | Washington DC | 01/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even after a few years, this album still sounds great to my ears. I recall the day I heard "Dragging me down" on a "Live to Air" radio broadcast from a local bar a radio station I grew up listening to over the border in Toronto was doing and it was a great tune. From then on I purchased this album and have been a fan ever since, other notable tracks on this album which in my opinion are solid are "Two Worlds Collide, Bitches Brew and Disappeared." I would definitely suggest if you are a fan of the alternative movement from the 90s this should be included in your library of CDs."
Im not your Saviour, im not here to Help You.
J. H. Infante | Guadalajara, Ja, Mex | 09/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Careless!!!! or insouciant shall we say? Inspiral Carpets released "Revenge of the Goldfish" wich is between other of their releases like "Devil Hopping" among others the best of the 90s British albums, they helped to define the past decade in its own identity, Stone Roses, soup dragons, charlatans uk etc did their part, this time Inspiral Carpents deserve my mention british avant-garde rock, and the sound of manchester were a part of my life at the time and still i keep a room for this genre HM"