Teenage Fanclub / Astrid : Dumb Dumb Dumb / It Never Happened
Why aren't [I]more[/I] people making records like these?
Should their knack for power pop ever fail them, aficionados are gestured in the direction of fellow Scots Astrid. The chirpy bubblegum muppets of last year have hatched into sad-eyed psychedelicists of the highest order, as this aching, Byrdsian single proves. The question should be, of course, why aren't [I]more[/I] people making records like these?
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