Monday, July 2, 2012

Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque

If you like power pop, you are contractually obligated to like Teenage Fanclub. If you like Teenage Fanclub, you are contractually obligated to like every album they've ever made because they are all amazing.

Legend has it that this very album caused Kurt Cobain to declare Teenage Fanclub the greatest band on earth, so far be it from me to disagree with the voice of my generation.

Bandwagonesque takes pop songcraft to a whole other level. It's hard to even describe Teenage Fanclub's impeccable pop proclivities to the uninitiated. I'll just say that out of all the bands which have cast themselves in the Big Star mold (and there have been several), Teenage Fanclub is far and away the very best. Just listen to the album's opener "The Concept" and you'll know what I mean.

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