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« Apr 12, 2021 12:59:40 GMT »
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I used to play the best of a lot in my late teens. I remember being fond of the song July.

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Mentioned in another thread, my basement flooded last month, forcing me to go through the boxes of CDs and ephemera buried in the back of my basement, during which I stumbled into the box of shitty late 90s/early 00s albums I bought in university, including all of my OCS albums. On a whim, i decided to run through their entire discography. Which I will now providing running commentary on, because if I must suffer, so must you all.

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« Jul 29, 2021 18:02:17 GMT »
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1. Moseley shoals (fuck you, i'm not listening to that first album)

I mean...it's still pretty goddamn great, and i'd put it up against just about anyone else's album from that time. It wouldn't win, mind you, but it'd be a conversation at least. 8.5/10


2. Marchin' already

The first half of this album is almost on par with moseley shoals, but the 2nd half is entirely unmemorable. And so begins the downward descent. 7.5/10

3. B-sides, seasides and free rides.


Putting out an entire album of b-sides from one album is certainly a flex, especially when your name isn't Gallagher. Further, there's...what, 5 songs on here worth putting on a full album? You'd think Weller would have told them to cool their jets a bit. Robin Hood is stll great, though. 6/10

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« Jul 29, 2021 19:55:03 GMT »
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Mentioned in another thread, my basement flooded last month, forcing me to go through the boxes of CDs and ephemera buried in the back of my basement, during which I stumbled into the box of shitty late 90s/early 00s albums I bought in university, including all of my OCS albums. On a whim, i decided to run through their entire discography. Which I will now providing running commentary on, because if I must suffer, so must you all.


my itunes is playing up.

just been putting some cd's onto my old desktop.

had to type in the track listing. :D

kind of time consuming on a 24 track cd. :-X

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« Jul 30, 2021 16:21:14 GMT »
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4. One from the modern

Continuing the trend of 3-4 great songs and a bunch of filler. This was...fine? 6/10

5. Mechancial wonder

This has a special place in my heart as their first new album after I discovered them in the late 90s. I remember getting it and thinking..."that's it?" Finishing it up as I type this, and I can confidently say I haven't listened to this in at least 15 years....and i still remember all the songs. (although none of them are particularly memorable.)

The funny thing about finding the CD version is that there were two discs in it, and I couldn't any info on what the 2nd one might be. I put it into itunes...and realized one was the north american release with 10 songs and the other one was the british version I picked up (along with their live album) for a pound in Fopp on one of my trips to england in 2003-2004. Ah, memories. 6/10

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« Jul 30, 2021 16:26:13 GMT »
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Still really enjoy Moseley & Marchin'. Agreed there is some fluff on that B-sides comp but personally I'd say it's mostly good.

One from the Modern.. the production is HORRIBLE. Compare July & I am the News to the double A-side single... they sound so flat. It possibly could have been a good record (TBH I've not heard it in years) but I can't think of a britpop record from that era that sounds so poor. In an era where everything sounded bigger than it should One from the Modern just sounded flat as shit.

Mechanical Wonder I bought with my dole money & was disappointed though it does have a couple of good tunes. I bought North Atlantic Drift the day it came out as they did a free signing at HMV (Steve Cradock almost killed cult forum member Balldog) before we went to see forgotten ponce rockers HAVEN at the Scala as The Stands were supporting. I think I played it maybe 3 times, I've never heard another OCS record since that. Still, my signed copy of North Atlantic Drift would probably sell for about £150 on ebay so it's probably time to let that go. Along with my signed BDI record, JP has informed me of its ridiculous value too.

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« Jul 30, 2021 16:28:43 GMT »
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I hope you have the Simon & Oscar Live on the Riverboat CD with the horrible liquid cover that dried up after many years & looks like afterbirth or I shall LAUGH at your pathetic fandom!

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« Jul 30, 2021 16:31:15 GMT »
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Not to get ahead of myself, but i remember north atlantic drift and on the leyline both being decent, but I don't even remember the names of any of the albums after that*** so I'm curious to relisten to them, since I probably listened to them once when they came out. (Particularly since i didn't even bother to put them into itunes.)

I do recall the one with 'this day should last forever' and the harrison cover being the single worst album I've ever heard that wasn't the virginmarys.

***Aside from the title of this thread, natch.

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« Jul 30, 2021 17:00:59 GMT »
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Just listened to 'crazy lowdown ways' from the best of and jesus fucking christ, how did Noel not get a songwriting credit for that, I almost starting singing "sssshhhhe's electric, she's in a...." What a joke.

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« Jul 30, 2021 17:06:44 GMT »
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I don't think it sounds very much like it :D

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« Jul 30, 2021 17:12:22 GMT »
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I can see what you're saying SRK in parts. It's almost like the beat/rhythm of She's Electric..

BTW. Fuck Noel.

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« Aug 18, 2021 18:50:38 GMT »
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Needed a break to heal my ears.

North Atlantic Drift - I feel like these are going to start getting repetitive. There's 3 decent songs on here and the rest is entirely unmemorable. As in, I just listened to and I already forgot it. 5.5/10

A hyperactive workout for the flying squad - It's already behind the 8-ball for the atrocious title, but the songs...my god, they're so....so bad. "Free my name" was a single?!?!? It sounds like something Emma Bunton heard and said "yeah...no." The cover of 'wah wah' (topical!) is the worst beatles-related cover I've ever heard, and I've heard noel sing 'all you need is love'. 'This day should last forever' is alright, but this is by a comfortable margin, the worst album I've ever heard by anyone, and they should all be shot into the sun for releasing it. I *hated* every second of the last 45 minutes. 0.5/10



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« Aug 20, 2021 12:42:26 GMT »
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7. On the leyline - you know...this isn't that bad! At least compared to the last few. I still get a kick out of the "we co-wrote a song with weller and it's great!" stuff, only for weller to take it and re-write the entire thing himself and put it out as a b-side for a non-album single. Like, leave it to the grown-ups, fellas. Still, this is probably their best album since marchin' already. And sporty was the most talented spice girl. 7/10

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I hope you have the Simon & Oscar Live on the Riverboat CD with the horrible liquid cover that dried up after many years & looks like afterbirth or I shall LAUGH at your pathetic fandom!



I've just had to Google that!


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got a bit feisty at an ocs gig.

www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/dad-ocean-colour-scene-gig-24110023

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