By The Charlatans
The Charlatans are back with singles collection 'Forever. The Singles' and the first offering from this collection spanning their 15 year career is a reworking of 'the classic that never was' in the eyes of many Charlatans fans, 'You're So Pretty, We're So Pretty'. Never having been much of a The Charlatans fan myself, mainly due to the fact that I've just never really given them a listen, I was eager for the chance to redeem myself here and see what so many others have seen in this significant 90's band.
And I have to say, not bad at all. A renowned live favourite, 'You're So Pretty, We're So Pretty' has been remixed by Youth to forge an underground dance floor hit, complete with haunting keyboards, hypnotic drumbeats and siren-like melodies. All the while the song has not lost its 90's feel, summoning an extreme sense of 90's, Britpop nostalgia in me despite never having heard the original. And luckily enough, the original is also included on this release, reminding me of fellow 90's britpoppers Space with their laid back, electro-retro kind of style.
So The Charlatans are back, and it seems very much a welcome return. I very much enjoyed a trip back into my Britpop years, and will definitely be checking out the new album to see what else I have missed out on!