Supergrass – In It for the Money (1997)
Question: favourite album cover of the 90s?
I might have to choose this sophomore Supergrass record.
They’re In It for the Money, bundled up & busking in the cold!
The cover humour is an indication of the good times that follow inside.
I’m hesitant to use the word ‘fun’ as it feels like I’m calling it diverting enough in the short term but easily dismissible. To rearrange a sentence à la Yoda, further from the truth that could not be.
The melodies are where they ought to be, front and center, and the arrangements have enough depth to make listen #10 just as enjoyable as listen #1.
One possible criticism might be that the album is missing the surefire hits of its predecessor and successor, I Should Coco and Supergrass. However, what it lacks in big singles it more than makes up for in terms of cohesion; this may be the band’s strongest set.
The individual tunes are no slouches of course: the title track and Cheapskate are just a couple of the high notes among the dozen tunes, a 12-pack seemingly devoid of any lows.
Further dissection adds little.
So go ahead: judge this book by its cover, and have some fun enjoying its contents too!
From → 1990s