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Classic Albums The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

 

 

Release date UK May 1989, US April 1989 UK chart Peak 19, spending 48 weeks on the chart.

 

"10 years after its initial release, The Stone Roses’ eponymous debut album still sounds tremendous. These febrile, spectral songs have aged well. I Wanna Be Adored remains nigh - on perfect. The Stone Roses couldn’t hope to top this debut, and of course they never did. Looking back a decade on, it remains clear that here was a band - and an album - in a million." Q
"What made the Stone Roses important was how they welcomed dance and pop together, treating it as if it 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 bass line and waves of cool guitar hooks, doesn't demand adoration, it just expects it." AMG
 "...the writing of singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire is not always equal to the Roses’ sound and mettle. But in fad-driven Britain, where psychedelia isn’t an attitude so much as a marketing tool, The Roses are booming technicolor." Rolling Stone  
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