Elastica

Elastica - Elastica
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1995 Ratings: #43 / 441
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
1995 Ratings: #33
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March 13, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Deceptive, Geffen / Label
Britpop, Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
Even if the occasional riff sounds like an old wave group, the simple fact is that hardly any new wave band made records this consistently rocking and melodic.
90
Spin

Their songs ... are punky-short (except for the one about breaking up), and perfect for reading trashy magazines and chewing your nails to.

90
Rolling Stone

Impetuous, smart and loud, Elastica rival any of their contemporaries, and with this album, they arrive with a quick-witted bang.

85
Pitchfork
With its pithy, searing songs about sex, groupies, and ennui, the self-titled 1995 debut from Elastica captured the whirlwind of the early-’90s Britpop explosion.
83
Entertainment Weekly

With their perkiness and staccato robot-guitars, these three girls and one boy are hyped in England as the ”new wave of new wave.”

kaiofelipe
86
Elastica's eponymous album is an impressive debut, given the high number of incredible songs it contains. The highlights are the singles "Line Up" (an awesome opening track about groupies), "Connection" (the riff is a rip-off of Wire's "Three Girl Rhumba", but this song is so amazing - and even better than its inspiration - that it doesn't matter), "Car Song" (which contains very naughty lyrics like "Let's go siesta / In your Ford Fiesta"), ... read more
CheapandLethal
80
Good
marcobrigs
100
Elastica's debut is one of the greatest rock albums of all time. They really defined how to make catchy, 2 and half minute rock songs work for a mass audience with female vocals. Listen to... the whole damn album.
metalmickey
86
the most underrated band of the 90s
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Year End Lists

#4/Spin

Track List

  1. Line Up
  2. Annie
  3. Connection
  4. Car Song
  5. Smile
  6. Hold Me Now
  7. S.O.F.T.
  8. Indian Song
  9. Blue
  10. All-Nighter
  11. Waking Up
  12. 2:1
  13. Vaseline
  14. Never Here
  15. Stutter 
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Added on: May 13, 2013