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Album Review: The Stone Roses - The Very Best of The Stone Roses

By  July 9, 2012

Here’s a fun fact for you. Did you know, that there’s a genre called Madchester?

And no, I’m not raving about some hypothetical football craze that surrounds the Manchester area. Well if you haven’t heard yet, legendary English rock band The Stone Roses are officially back since their reunion late last year, with the re-release of The Very Best of The Stone Roses and a worldwide tour to boot.

A few weeks back, The Stone Roses exploded back into action with a hometown Manchester comeback comprising of three widely-acclaimed shows at Heaton Park. Just days after their successful comeback ,the compilation has been set to enter the UK Top 10. The band will also be here for a gig at the Indoor Stadium later this month.

Now let’s talk about their re-released album. It’s a re-release; therefore it is more or less the same album which was previously released in 2002. But why the sudden the interest you ask? Well the last time it was released, it was meant to be sort of like a parting gift for fans to hang on to, because  it seemed very unlikely that the band would reunite. But now, about a decade into the future, it looks like The Stone Roses have a thing or two left to say.

If you previously haven’t given the band a chance, then The Very Best of The Stone Roses would be the perfect record to check them out. From 1987 hit, Sally Cinnamon, to lazily loud and melancholic I Wanna Be Adored, the record is quite the timeline for The Stone Roses. She Bangs The Drums is exactly what a pop song should sound like, with a delicious bass line and a softly squealing guitar as the cherry on top.  The album spans 17 songs in more than an hour, so you’d think that it’d be the chunk to take in. But the collection of what I can describe as an alternative indie rock genre, is rather soothing to take in due to its chilled, Madchester vibe.

For anybody who can appreciate good music,  The Very Best of The Stone Roses would be a blast to the past which relives The Stone Roses’ very best songs and is definitely an excellent aural experience.

Check out my personal favourite, She Bangs The Drums, below!

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