Sunday, July 31, 2011
Great Debut Albums....Part 2
If you enjoy intelligent, melodic pop of the 80s jangly guitar pop variety as made famous by the likes of Aztec Camera and Orange Juice you could do a lot worse than the debut album from Del Amitri.
Jangly guitars , heartfelt singing and superb lyrics dominate on one of the great lost little gems of the era. It's astounding how different this is from anything Del Amitri went on to make. While Del Amitri went on to great fame during their A&M career - nothing they ever did came close to matching the sheer pop brilliance of their self-titled debut album. I have always felt that there was a certain charm to this album that was missing from all the subsequent releases.
I have always maintained a liking for the music of Del Amitri throughout the years but for me it will always be the self titled debut that gets aired around these quarters and which remains in my eyes a great debut release.
Del Amitri - Hammering Heart