First Appeared in The Music Box, August 1995, Volume 2, #7
Written by John Metzger
The long-awaited second album from the Stone Roses, which quite appropriately is titled Second Coming, finally has arrived. It also was well worth the wait.
The press has raked the Stone Roses over the coals, and it has deemed Second Coming to be too dance-focused. Let's face it, that's the way this band always has been. After all, the Stone Roses grew out of the acid-house dance scene of Manchester, England.
Unlike the Stone Roses' last outing, Second Coming is driven more by rhythms. The set begins with the 11-minute workout Breaking into Heaven, which sets the tone for the rest of the endeavor. After nearly five minutes of drums, the band kicks into a funky groove of psychedelic glory, and in a similar fashion, each song thereafter seems to blossom into a swirling, heady jam. ½
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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