The Stone Roses - Second Coming CD £2.99 + Free Delivery and Quidco @ HMV
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The Stone Roses - Second Coming CD £2.99 + Free Delivery and Quidco @ HMV

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Found 7th Feb 2009Made hot 7th Feb 2009
Personally, and don't shoot me down in flames for this; I actually prefer this album to the first. Breaking Into Heaven is just one of the best pieces of music ever, and Love Spreads is an excellent track. And sandwiched in the middle of these two tracks is one hell uva album.

The title is a joking reference to the messianic anticipation that built up in the years between the Manchester, England rock band's 1989 debut--which Britain's New Musical Express magazine ranked as the greatest album of the '80s--and this 1995 follow-up. It's also a description of the Stone Roses' sound, a sort of second coming of '60s and '70s blues-rock, re-born with a funk beat. Back in '89 it sounded like a revolution, and it was: crossing Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan with club music, it helped set the template for all British alternative rock to follow, from Blur to the revamped U2. Lenny Kravitz is among the Americans who owes a debt.
SECOND COMING consolidates that sound with a see-sawing mix of hard-rock driving songs--with chunky electric guitar riffs and big beats--and acoustic anthems that immediately sound like they've been on the radio for a dozen years or more. The latter group includes "Ten Storey Love Song", a devotional ballad with a Dylan-esque melody, and "Your Star Will Shine", a psychedelic folk ditty that would have fit on an early Bee Gees album. "Good Times" is one of the big-beat numbers, and although it starts out sounding like a very blue Eric Burdon, it builds into a classic shouted-out blues-rock chorus, the kind on which FM radio thrived in the 1970s. "Tears" follows a Zeppelin-esque arc from acoustic to electric folk. Which, no doubt, is the exact route a lot of hard-rock devotees think any second coming should follow.

1. Breaking Into Heaven
2. Drivin' South
3. Ten Storey Love Song
4. Daybreak
5. Your Star Will Shine
6. Straight To The Man
7. Begging You
8. Tightrope
9. Good Times
10. Tears
11. How Do You Sleep
12. Love Spreads

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VOTED HOT. Everyone should have this album by now though.

Proper music!

Quality music unlike todays drivel

Not a bad album, not as good as the first but that's only my opinion. Breaking into heaven is fantastic (bar the overlong intro) as are some others. Somehow Kasabian even managed to string out a career practically ripping off Begging You for every song. Better than The Seahorses (but maybe not the Shirehorses). What made The Roses? Why haven't the latter material been up to this level? Reni's missing. Forget Squire's guitar, Brown's vocals - Reni's Can like groove and West Coast USA harmonies, that's The Roses right there, the difference between them and the rest.

Underated album

Ordered, thanks. I've got the first album, but I've only heard the second album once before. I guess £3 is a good price to gamble on - it's a bargain if I like it and only a large vanilla-latte forfeited if not.

Banned

manc toss; written by the talentless, performed by the talentless, listened to by the jobless

Banned

Mascherano;4316497

manc toss; written by the talentless, performed by the talentless, … manc toss; written by the talentless, performed by the talentless, listened to by the jobless



You're the toss...er! Ian Brown, The Sea Horses, Primal scream, all decendants of The Stone Roses. The first album was and probably is one of the finest British albums ever produced and is afforded a place in the top 10 best ever British albums of all time everytime it is produced. I'm not and never have been jobless since leaving school, but have enjoyed this album since 1988, over 20 years. My advice to you would be to keep linstening to your scooter album and stay away from commenting on music you can't appreciate and obviously never will. :w00t:

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Mascherano;4316497

manc toss; written by the talentless, performed by the talentless, … manc toss; written by the talentless, performed by the talentless, listened to by the jobless



I've missed you Mascherano;-)

Bee-Otch;4316719

You're the toss...er! Ian Brown, The Sea Horses, Primal scream, all … You're the toss...er! Ian Brown, The Sea Horses, Primal scream, all decendants of The Stone Roses. The first album was and probably is one of the finest British albums ever produced and is afforded a place in the top 10 best ever British albums of all time everytime it is produced. I'm not and never have been jobless since leaving school, but have enjoyed this album since 1988, over 20 years. My advice to you would be to keep linstening to your scooter album and stay away from commenting on music you can't appreciate and obviously never will. :w00t:



Err, Primal Scream were going long before The Roses (1982 I think). Sure Mani joined them when The Roses split but to call them descendants of The Roses is paying them a massive disservice.

It's good but you simply can't compare it to the first album. The first is an absolute classic!!

Am I missing something here or has this expired

CD arrived yesterday. Overall, I like it. Although the 6 minute hidden track at the end is utter tripe. That's 6 minutes I'll never get back!

Banned

windhoek;4376631

CD arrived yesterday. Overall, I like it. Although the 6 minute hidden … CD arrived yesterday. Overall, I like it. Although the 6 minute hidden track at the end is utter tripe. That's 6 minutes I'll never get back!



wildly over-rated though isnt it

Mascherano;4377592

wildly over-rated though isnt it




I'm not sure as I can't recall the hype from when it was released. I remember thinking the first album was great, but I must have been busy or something when this album was released. It's alright, but certainly not as good as the first album.
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