With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Tuesday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in music that we think you should hear.
We can hardly believe that it’s been just over two decades since the release of this record, perhaps that’s because of its completely timeless nature. While it was released in the same year as other britpop style sounds, with Blur unleashing their self titled album onto the masses and the likes of Primal Scream and The Verve also having their ‘97 soundtracks, The Charlatans’ Tellin’ Stories embodies what the britpop era was about while adding their own twist as subtle psychedelic tints float throughout the eleven track classic. Although the title track is a five minute indicator as to what made the Madchester genre what it is, with a combination of acoustic strums, distorted electric interludes and melodic lyrics, it’s the gritty riff of ‘One To Another’ that became synonymous with the indie outfits sound, as to this day it’s one of the band’s most favoured and famed singles.
The Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess will be taking on DJ duties at The Venue in Manchester on Saturday 2nd December, promising the spin of some indie classics.
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