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The Bluetones

The Bluetones filled the gap that the Stone Roses left behind, providing graceful but muscular guitar pop with slightly psychedelic overtones. They appeared during the waning days of Brit-pop, which guaranteed them a considerable amount of press coverage that helped their debut album rocket to the top of the charts upon its release in early 1996.

Originally called the Bottlegarden, the Bluetones formed in Hounslow, England in 1994. The group consisted of guitarist Adam Devlin, drummer Eds Chester, vocalist Mark Morriss, and his brother Scott, who played bass. All of the members had previously played in local bands before forming the Bluetones. During 1995, the group released two singles on its Superior Quality Recordings label, "Are You Blue or Are You Blind?" and "Bluetonic," which received positive reviews in the British music weeklies. By the fall of 1995, they were being touted as the next big thing in Brit-pop, since their sound fell halfway between the Stone Roses and Oasis. Early in 1996, the Bluetones released "Slight Return," which shot to number two a month before their debut album, Expecting to Fly, was released. Expecting to Fly was greeted with mixed reviews, but it debuted at number one on the British charts and became a sizable hit.

Despite their British success, the Bluetones had trouble breaking through in America. Furthermore, they were the subject of a quick backlash, as many critics believed the group embodied the conservatism of Brit-pop -- the non-LP single "Marblehead Johnson" was welcomed coolly upon its fall release, and it only dented the charts. During early 1997, the Bluetones began working on their second album, Return to the Last Chance Saloon; Science & Nature followed in mid-2000. A collection of singles, aptly titled The Singles, followed in the spring of 2002, and 2004 brought Luxembourg. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Track List: The Bluetones

1. Surrendered

2. Baby, Back Up

3. Hope And Jump

4. Head On A Spike

5. The King Of Outer Space

6. Thank You, Not Today

7. My Neighbour's House

8. Fade In Fade Out

9. The Last Song But One

10. Wasn't I Right About You?

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Track List: Luxembourg

1. Here It Comes Again

2. Fast Boy

3. Liquid Lips

4. You're No Fun Anymore

5. Big Problem

6. I Love The City

7. Never Going Nowhere

8. Little Bear

9. Code Blue

10. Turn It Up

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Track List: Science And Nature

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Track List: Expecting To Fly

1. Talking To Clarry

2. Bluetonic

3. Cut Some Rug

4. Things Change

5. The Fountainhead

6. Carnt Be Trusted

7. Slight Return

8. Putting Out Fires

9. Vampire

10. A Parting Gesture

11. Time & Again

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Track List: A New Athens

1. The Notes Between The Notes Between The Notes

2. Firefly

3. A New Athens

4. Culling Song

5. Into The Red

6. Golden Soul

7. The Day That Never Was

8. Carry Me Home

9. Half The Size Of Nothing

10. Haunted By You

11. Pranchestonelle

12. I Like To Lie

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refrots
I'm afraid its past tense now as the boys have officially split up.
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Despite the past tense used in this review, The Bluetones are very much around and putting out great music. Time to update the review, Pandora.
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the airey vocals and the guitar hook remind me of the cereberal grip of superdrags
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egonza01
makes me want to watch run lola run or lock stock and two smoking barrells
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Quite simply the best band ever.

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