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Hailed by many as the greatest debut album of all time, this is the self-titled release by Manchester's seminal indie band 'The Stone Roses' . This is the 'Carbon Neutral Edition'.

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Since the Stone Roses were the nominal leaders of Britain's "Madchester" scene -- an indie rock phenomenon that fused guitar pop with drug-fueled rave and dance culture -- it's rather ironic that their eponymous debut only hints at dance music. What made the Stone Roses important was how they welcomed dance and pop together, treating them as if they were the same beast. Equally important was the Roses' cool, detached arrogance, which was personified by Ian Brown's nonchalant vocals. Brown's effortless malevolence is brought to life with songs that equal both his sentiments and his voice -- "I Wanna Be Adored," with its creeping bassline and waves of cool guitar hooks, doesn't demand adoration, it just expects it. Similarly, Brown can claim "I Am the Resurrection" and lie back, as if there were no room for debate. But the key to The Stone Roses is John Squire's layers of simple, exceedingly catchy hooks and how the rhythm section of Reni and Mani always imply dance rhythms without overtly going into the disco. On "She Bangs the Drums" and "Elephant Stone," the hooks wind into the rhythm inseparably -- the '60s hooks and the rolling beats manage to convey the colorful, neo-psychedelic world of acid house. Squire's riffs are bright and catchy, recalling the British Invasion while suggesting the future with their phased, echoey effects. The Stone Roses was a two-fold revolution -- it brought dance music to an audience that was previously obsessed with droning guitars, while it revived the concept of classic pop songwriting, and the repercussions of its achievement could be heard throughout the '90s, even if the Stone Roses could never achieve this level of achievement again.

Press Reviews:
Ranked #49 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...The album that sent devotees of the baggy trouser (not to mention a number of others) into delirium. For once, all the hype was right; this is a record that lasts... Alternative Press (7/95, p.89)

...Set the tone for rock music in the '90s; nostalgic and unable or unwilling to communicate any message except feed your head, question nothing, look elegantly vacant....this really is a record you need to own... Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.103)

Ranked #5 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time. NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29)

Ranked #1 among the 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s - "...a shining embodiment of everything rock music should be: arrogant, elegantly crafted and imbued with a rare ability to make its listener feel mighty... NME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.18)

Ranked #7 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime Q (10/01, p.100)

5 stars out of 5 - "...pure pop alchemy....[it] still remains clear that here was a band - and an album - in a million. Q (12/99, p.164)

Ranked #29 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums Q (6/00, p.74)

[T]his was '60s psychedelia shot through with tight, muscular tunes. Spin (p.98)

1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. She Bangs the Drums
3. Waterfall
4. Don't Stop
5. Bye Bye Badman
6. Elizabeth My Dear
7. Song for My Sugar Spun Sister
8. Made of Stone
9. Shoot You Down
10. This Is the One
11. I Am the Resurrection
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Pleas tell me that the 'Carbon Neutral Edition' is a pi55 take?

If someone, somewhere really wanted to go along with the 'save the planet' garbage, then they should make it download only. Capitalism wrapped in environmentalism is one of the modern world's greatest crimes.
voted hot - great price for one of the best albums of all time - would buy again but already have on vinyl and CD!!
20th Anniversary 2 CD 1 DVD Edition is in HMV in the 2 for £10 deal.... now thats value!!
haha wtf greatest debut? what about led zeppelin? guns n roses? jimi hendrix experience? get real.
haha wtf greatest debut? what about led zeppelin? guns n roses? jimi hendrix experience? get real.

NO its like he said. They could and should have been bigger than the Beatles :thumbsup:
went to deal but they out of stock :x
i bought the legcy from hmv for £6 and its a thing of beauty
NO its like he said. They could and should have been bigger than the Beatles :thumbsup:

Yeah, in their words they "George Best-ed it"

It breaks my heart, such a waste when you think of how much more beautiful music we could've and should've been treated to
i bought the legcy from hmv for £6 and its a thing of beauty

Likewise, top buy.

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