It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah

Black Grape - It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah
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Based on 3 reviews
1995 Ratings: #83 / 431
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Based on 7 ratings
October 10, 1995 / Release Date
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Gospel mixed with Brit-Rock, what could go wrong? I expected this to be a hot piece of trash, but I was eating my own words after the second song. This album is brimming with fun ideas. It is like you took a Bowie album and cranked the Jesus dial in the wrong direction and ended up with this psychedelic, bombastic sermon. It keeps me grinning from ear to ear for the entire runtime. They manage to take the emotional resonance of spiritual music and mix it with hard-hitting guitar riffs to create ... read more
What a pleasant surprise!
Shaun Ryder is back, clean, with a new band and a new album that really rocks.
Full of solid grooves and great hooks, it kicks where it should and it punches where it shouldn't.
The Happy Mondays are dead. Long live the Black Grape!
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#35/Pitchfork (Britpop)
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