• 09-27-2007, 12:06 PM
    Rae
    Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
    Read a fawning review of a reissue of this recently. Is this something that I should own? Anyone hip to this record?

    ~Rae
  • 09-28-2007, 08:21 AM
    Stone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rae
    Anyone hip to this record?

    Yes.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rae
    Is this something that I should own?

    Probably. I like the album a lot, but I don't consider it to be essential (like many critics seem to). It's a stripped down pop record, with most songs having only a bass and an organ or guitar. A few tracks have drums/percussion, but it's a drum machine providing the percussion.

    The real highlight of the album is the simple nature of the songs being sung by Alison Statton, whose voice seems to fit perfectly with the music. I think you'd enjoy the album, but I also think it probably would have made (and did make) a much bigger impact hearing it for the first time in 1980 (which I didn't) rather than hearing it for the first time today.