While Teenage Fanclub don’t present anything startling here on Shadows, it is a bright step in the continuation of their formulaic sound, one that weaves its way into listener’s souls, delivering harmonics, both vocal and instrumental that are nearly billowy, full of life, laced with acoustic crispness and an energetic force that comes at you like dark clouds parting after a. delightful summer rain . In shor. hadows with all of its simple bopping pop pleasures, layered and interwoven harmonies, the album took me exactly where I so wish Surf’s Up by the Beach Boys had taken me. I realize that I’m making a rather outrageous statement, but a true one nonetheless.
Shadows (Teenage Fanclub album). Shadows is the ninth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released on 31 May 2010 on the band's own PeMa label in Europe and on Merge Records in North America. It is the band's first new album release in five years. The album contains twelve songs: four written by Gerard Love, four by Norman Blake, and four by Raymond McGinley. Blake's "Baby Lee" was released as a single.
In 2005, Teenage Fanclub sounded weary. And with good reason. The Glaswegian quartet had been shoved aside by two major labels- first Geffen, then Sony- and its longtime UK home, Creation Records, closed up shop entirely in 1999. By the time the group's ninth album, Man Made, finally arrived in 2005- via the bands' own PeMa Records label in the UK and Merge in the . is was noticeably unsettled. Fortunately, Shadows finds the band feeling a bit more hopeful. Album opener "Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe in Anything" begins with Love singing about feeling alive and ends with the band skipping through a cascade of angelic da-da-da's. He's not the only one feeling better, either. Dark clouds are following you/ But they'll drift away/ I watched the night turning into a day," sings guitarist Norman Blake on "Dark Clouds". Maybe they've just had more time to relax these days.
Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Bellshill in 1989. As of 2019, the band's lineup consists of Blake, McGinley, Francis MacDonald (drums, vocals), Dave McGowan (bass, vocals) and Euros Childs (keyboards, vocals).
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Mellow throughout most of the album but full of that great sound that only Teenage Fanclub does. Released 4 years after the original version, it includes 2 additional songs. TF make albums sparingly but the all are usually on long-play for me.
Teenage Fanclub fans who can remember far back enough to when the band was tapped as the Next Big Thing might be astonished to find that the once rambunctious Scots have made it to elder statesmen status, what with the career ups-and-downs and artistic highs-and-lows of the past 20 years
Yes, Teenage Fanclub are classicists, and you might catch a flavour of Lou Reed here, or Alex Chilton there, but they’ve been doing this long enough to deserve some respect. Shadows is full of drowsy sweetness and mellow doubt: the sound of a great group ageing gracefully.
Early Morning Long Walk.
|1||Sometimes I Don’t Need To Believe In Anything||4:34|
|4||Into The City||4:29|
|7||Shock And Awe||3:43|
|8||When I Still Have Thee||3:31|
|9||Live With The Seasons||3:26|
|10||Sweet Days Waiting||3:38|
|11||The Back Of My Mind||4:02|
|12||Today Never Ends||4:31|
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