RIYL: Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel, Chapterhouse
Label: Music On Vinyl
1993 wasÂ not the year to put out a shoegaze album.Â Grunge had taken over UK radio, Brit Pop was beginning to buzz and the press had heard enough reverb pedals to last them a decade.Â Not even Souvlaki stood a chance.Â Adorable, without a doubt one of the most overlooked shoegaze groups from that time period, left a classic album in 1993’s wake, a 10-track gleamer packed to the brim with aching pop melodies colliding with incredibly dense walls of noiseÂ .Â Their leadoff single for the albumÂ Sunshine Smile was their biggest hit of their short career and a personal favorite of the decade for me.Â Unreal howÂ fresh that track still sounds.
We’re celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary this year, and with that comes a much needed reissue.Â OG copies go for $100+.Â A ton of online distros have sold out of their copies already, but there are still a few in the bunch that have some supply left.Â There’s no telling how many are still available, so I’d act quick.Â We’ll continue to update the ‘buy’ link to new distros once they sell out.Â If you haven’t already, blow your mind on the full album below.
- 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
- Including Insert
- 25th Anniversary Edition First Pressing Of 1.500
Individually Numbered Copies On Flaming (Orange & Yellow Mixed) Coloured Vinyl
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive