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Reviewed on 18th May 2007.



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My initial thoughts and worries for 1990s was that they were going to sound exactly like the other thousands of indie alternative bands that seem to have descended upon us so far in 2007. On playing the first track, I feared my thoughts were in fact confirmed, however, allowing the CD to play further, I realised that yes, they could easily be compared to the likes of The Maccabees, The Twang and perhaps, The Cribs; 1990s seem to have a sharp, raw edge to them that definitely stands out. As well as the immediate short, sharp chords, the lyrics have an element of, dare I say, sing-a-long late 70's style anthem to them. Tracks such as 'You Made Me Like It' and 'You're Supposed To Be By Friend' I imagine will be at least two instant hits on this album, the former sounding like a mixture of REM combined with the current indie scene, the latter similar, but both easy for the listeners to relate and sing-a-along to.

Overall, I feel that for a debut album, it has been a success for 1990s creating music that I feel is ideal as summertime anthems for the majority of students out there.



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