Teenage Fanclub, 'Shadows' (Merge)

7
Shadows
Critical Mass
Label: Merge

by David Menconi

Teenage Fanclub's musical principles are decidedly middle-aged by now, but the Scottish band is still perfectly named. The objective of their fandom (Big Star, Neil Young) is youthful enthusiasm, addressing grown-up concerns with forever-young pop-rock stylings. Bless their Glaswegian hearts, they never sound bitter, 15-plus years after their brief alt-rock moment. Shadows opens with "Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe in Anything," and it's the most unjaded paean to world-weariness that you'll ever hear. Proof that youth is a state of mind you need never outgrow.

BUY:

iTunes Amazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Twin Peaks — Strawberry Smoothie " 02:24
  • 2 Jessie Ware — Share It All " 04:18
  • 3 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 4 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 5 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA