25th Anniversary (2016) reissue of this FLAWLESS MASTERPIECE.
Foxbase Alpha (1991) surely needs no introduction?! Quite simply one of the most brilliant and blissiest debut LPs of all time, every track a hazy, just-got-out-of-bed banger: the pure poptimism of ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’, the alchemic dubwise cover of Neil Young’s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ (further versioned into immortality by Weatherall), horizontal house workouts ‘Stoned To Say The Least’ (Countdown sample!) and ‘She’s The One’, the impossibly languid lovers rock of ‘Carnt Sleep’ (based on the Youthman riddim!), the elopers’ travelogue of ‘Girl VII’ (if I die - as I gather we all must - let it be to the sound of Sarah Cracknell casually intoning place-names. “Clerkenwell, Portobello, Maida Vale, Old Ford, Valencia, Kennington, Galveston, Holland Park, Studamer, Dollis Hill, Fougeres, London Fields, Bratislava, Haggerston…”)