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The Stone Roses: Second Coming (Geffen)

Gavin Martin, Vox, February 1995

TIMING CAN count for a lot in the fickle world of pop. When they released their eponymous first album in 1989, just in time to catch the loved-up baggy cult building into a national tidal wave, The Stone Roses certainly had it. The Stone Roses was retrospectively heralded as a watershed symbolising a new era in Brit rock. Punkish venom, fuck-you nonchalance and entrancing melodies meshed with hedonistic dance grooves. The '90s had arrived.

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