Galaxie 500 - On Fire
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1989 Ratings: #7 / 140
User Score
Based on 294 ratings
1989 Ratings: #11
Liked by 11 people
September 1, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rough Trade / Label
Slowcore, Dream Pop / Genres
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I have nothing against slowcore but calling this "slowcore" is just an excuse to avoid saying it's boring dream pop
Very lush and pretty, feels like I’m floating on a cloud watching sunset
I would like to have a friend who loves this kind of music and with whom I could listen to Galaxie 500 in summer evenings looking at the stars and feeling carefree, still so young.

Unfortunately, none of my friends know about existence of this kind of music, they don't even know what Radiohead is and so on. Well, i can always dream.
Easily one of the best and most influential shoegaze albums of all time. There are lots more layers on this record than any of their other efforts and can take more than just a few listens to really grasp what you’re hearing. On Fire takes some time to grow on the listener but when it does it will most definitely prove itself ten times over. A undisputed masterpiece.
I sure do love slowcore, but On Fire has a homogeneity that makes some of the tracks here seem just a little faceless. I'm sure I'll learn to love this thing as I spend more time with it, anyway...
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Track List

  1. Blue Thunder
  2. Tell Me
  3. Snowstorm
  4. Strange
  5. When Will You Come Home
  6. Decomposing Trees
  7. Another Day
  8. Leave the Planet
  9. Plastic Bird
  10. Isn't It a Pity
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Added on: April 8, 2013