Monday, November 29, 2010

Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever - 1998

With the sort of bold title that recalled the optimism of the '60s (and, of course, echoes the Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"), Orange Juice's long-playing debut announced a band with a considerable repertoire of musical ideas and some endearingly honest songs about romantic dysfunction and rejection. For some, their purist vision was too near to sentiment and too knowingly coy, but that's a cynic's view. There are some lovely songs here, especially the previous Postcard release "Falling and Laughing" and the single "L.O.V.E. Love." And, in contrast to their reputation, these fey Glaswegians could rock out when the moment demanded it, too. -AMG


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gabbazoo said...

Well, its not power pop, but the recently released Coals to Newcastle box set has pretty much everything the OJ recorded and its pretty fantastic, a perfect example of how a box set should be put together.


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