Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Boo Radleys - Everything's Alright Forever

The Boo Radleys are often considered a footnote. Dismissed by critics as a minor band riding the coattails of My Bloody Valentine, they have not been written into history the way many of their contemporaries have. To top it all off, Everything's Alright Forever is considered one of their lesser albums. A prologue to their "better" more pop oriented material. Luckily, the digital era makes revisionism easy as this album certainly deserves a place on your shelf (or hard drive) alongside their more revered peers.

Dense fields of electric guitar, rhythmic acoustics, and distant pop melodies certainly recall MBV, but with the more immediate drive of early Stone Roses. Further proof that blissed out electrics and strong songwriting are always a lovely match.

The CD is out of print, but thankfully emusic recently rescued it.


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