The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
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Based on 4 reviews
1989 Ratings: #2 / 135
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Based on 570 ratings
1989 Ratings: #3
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March 13, 1989 / Release Date
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Silvertone / Label
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The Stone Roses was a two-fold revolution -- it brought dance music to an audience that was previously obsessed with droning guitars, while it revived the concept of classic pop songwriting, and the repercussions of its achievement could be heard throughout the '90s, even if the Stone Roses could never achieve this level of achievement again.


The Stone Roses is an album where everything was on the money. From the opening rumblings of “I Wanna Be Adored”, it was a declaration of intent from four men who knew they were better than what had gone before them and knew they had created something special.


Exploding the false dichotomy of album band/singles band, The Stone Roses is a logical, cohesive album made up of incredible stand-alone songs.

All are housed in Squire’s striking, Pollock influenced artwork, and all make for a fitting tribute to an album that no lover of British music in the last 20 years can reasonably afford to be without.
It's extremely rare that a debut album is groundbreaking, exciting, and musically perfect, but The Stone Roses managed to capture the makings of a magnum opus with their very first record. Their eponymous album is essential listening as it beautifully welds together Brit Pop with psychedelic rock and some elements of shoegaze, and is an exhilarating listen throughout its 50-minute duration. This is an album that will change lives upon the first listening, that will open eyes to the ... read more
The album that defines a whole era where indieland joined forces with dance culture and everyone raised hands.
Someone said it earlier and it is true - this album gets better and better after every listen. It is a truly rewarding experience to watch or listen to this album, whether it is your first time or your hundredth (which I am approaching). As others have mentioned, this was the album that set the stage for Oasis, the Verve, Pulp (to a degree), Radiohead (also to a degree), blur, and many other of the so-called "Brit Pop" bands.
Fantastic and well ahead of its time. Light 9
The album itself is a fine piece of work, so many good songs, of course the first three being the most loved by the fans (at least, I'd arguably conclude). I think this would obtain a 90 out of 100 from me for "I Wanna Be Adored," "She Bangs the Drums" and "Waterfall" alone, as they're amazing tracks, but the album as a whole is brilliant. "I Wanna Be Adored" is one of the best songs ever, and makes for one of my personal favourite album openers. This ... read more
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Track List

  1. I Wanna Be Adored
  2. She Bangs the Drums
  3. Waterfall
  4. Don't Stop
  5. Bye Bye Badman
  6. Elizabeth My Dear
  7. (Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister
  8. Made of Stone
  9. Shoot You Down
  10. This Is the One
  11. I Am the Resurrection
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Added on: September 24, 2012