Bandwagonesque cover



Ragged in the right corners but never without a spirit of sweet singalong energy and hooks to spare, Teenage Fanclub’s second album (the contract-busting goof of The King aside) proved to be perfect power pop for a slightly shaggier generation both in the UK and more broadly, thanks to the US major label deal the cover art nodded towards. Starting with a miniature multipart epic called, rightly enough, “The Concept,” the quartet hit the heartstrings hard on songs like “What You Do To Me”; other highlights include “Alcoholiday,” “Metal Baby” and the trippy “Star Sign.”

Ned Raggett

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