The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘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…. 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.’

 

The Stone Roses Tracklist

  1. 0:00 – I wanna be adored
  2. 4:52 – She bangs the drums
  3. 8:38 – Waterfall
  4. 13:19 – Don’t stop
  5. 18:39 – Bye bye badman
  6. 22:45 – Elizabeth my dear
  7. 23:40 – Sugar spun sister
  8. 27:06 – Made of stone
  9. 31:22 – Shoot you down
  10. 35:35 – This is the one
  11. 40:34 – I am the resurrection

The Stone Roses

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