Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

Returns to a lush, meticulously crafted sound
Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
Finally, the Fannies explore their penchant for prog-rock and German psychedelia! Okay, so it actually sounds very much like a classic Teenage Fanclub record, but that should be enough to satisfy the discerning ear. After the relatively stripped back ‘Man Made’, ‘Shadows’ returns to the lush, meticulously crafted sound of previous albums.

Lyrically, they’re no slouches but, as with so many of their wonderful albums, it’s the chiming guitars and angelic harmonies that truly revitalise the soul. ‘Shock And Awe’, replete with soaring guitar break, is a highlight, while their list of classic singles grows with the cheery ‘Baby Lee’.

8/10

Words by Gareth James

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