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The Lemonheads: Come On Feel The Lemonheads (Atlantic)

David Sinclair, Times, The, October 1993

IT SEEMS A quaint idea now, but there was a time when being a "serious" rock band didn't necessarily mean carting a ton of attitude everywhere you went. In the '60s, happy-go-lucky types like The Lovin' Spoonful flourished alongside the heaviest hippies, and, in the '70s, the Ramones combined unimpeachable punk credentials with cuddly good humour. Now, like a daisy pushing through the surface in the post-grunge wasteland, The Lemonheads have come into bloom with an album which retains a modern guitar trio edge, but trades on a benevolent strain of wide-eyed affection instead of the usual witches' brew of snarling aggression.

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