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Podcast Episode
Season
Twelve
number
618
Type
Album Review
Post Date
9/20/2022

Adorable

618 Against Perfection by Adorable

Against Perfection

Label
Creation Records
Release year
1993
Producer
Alan Moulder, Pat Collier
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Adorable pairs their brand of UK shoegaze with touches of 80s alternative and post-punk on their 1993 debut album Against Perfection

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Shoegaze is a term tossed out whenever a band leans in on the wall-of-sound distortion and pairs it with obscured vocals and dreamy feedback. But few bands actually stuck to My Bloody Valentine's template, adding their own flavors like the 1993 debut album Against Perfection by Adorable. Here the vocals are less obscured, and even hooky at times, recalling everyone from Echo & the Bunnymen and The Smiths to The Verve and Spiritualized. But it's not just the vocals that give Adorable a unique twist, as the rhythm section, especially an occasional Pixies-like bassline, gets their times to shine as well.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Breathless
  • 17:49 - Sister Chapel Ceiling
  • 21:26 - Homeboy
  • 28:07 - Sunshine Smile
  • 34:45 - Still Life
  • Outro - A¬†To Fade In

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