Galaxie 500 - On Fire
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Based on 5 reviews
1989 Ratings: #7 / 128
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Based on 149 ratings
1989 Ratings: #7
September 1, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rough Trade / Label
Slowcore, Dream Pop / Genres
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morningsbell
68
I have nothing against slowcore but calling this "slowcore" is just an excuse to avoid saying it's boring dream pop
SoundAura
98
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.
Tacorillaz
70
A really nice and relaxing record

It's a perfect album to play in the background while studying or when you're on the go. The flow is great, the songs open up nicely and the guitar solo's feel like honey. I would describe it best as a sweet sunday afternoon record.

My main problem is that a lot of songs sound the same, and it's pretty forgettable for the most part. But tracks like Blue Thunder and Decomposing Trees really surprised me, and they keep making me come back to this album. ... read more
Praesent
100
If you slow down Here Comes Your Man or Gigantic, and then add some pedals, this might be the result.

When Will You Come Home sounds like a Ty Segall song
MarkCooper
83
One of those albums whose topical lyrics paint such a vivid picture of how it felt to exist in the late eighties and nineties. Confusion, frustration, and innovation.

Favorite Track: Snowstorm, Strange, Isn't it a Pity
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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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