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Shadows album cover
Sometimes I Don't Need To Believe In Anything
Baby Lee
The Fall
Into The City
Dark Clouds
The Past
Shock and Awe
When I Still Have Thee
Live With The Seasons
Sweet Days Waiting
The Back Of My Mind
Today Never Ends
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 47:43

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As a lifelong TFC fan, obviously my view may be somewhat biased. However, this is their best album since Songs from Northern Britain. The variety from the three songwriters is superb, with Norman Blake in particular in stand out form - check out lead single 'Baby Lee' and the album's stand out track, 'When I Still Have Thee'. 'Shock and Awe' is also excellent. Like a good wine, the boys have matured with age. If you like harmony, melody and the summer, you can't go wrong here.

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Life, on Repeat: Teenage Fanclub and Young Adult

By Barry Walters, Contributor

A youthful 30-something woman gets a baby-shower announcement via email that throws her entire world off its axis. She dumps clothes in her suitcase and hits the highway, and into the tape deck of her Mini Cooper goes a mix she retrieved from the bottom of her closet. With a screech of feedback comes Teenage Fanclub's 1991 college rock hit "The Concept": "She wears denim wherever she goes/ Says she's gonna get some records by… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Since 2000′s Howdy!, it seems as if Teenage Fanclub’s three singer/songwriters — guitarist Norman Blake, bassist Gerard Love, and guitarist Raymond McGinley — are on track to deliver a new album every five years. For longtime fans who remember the first time they heard “The Concept” off the band’s classic 1991 album Bandwagonesque, that level of output may seem a bit stingy, but when considering TFC’s consistently high-quality songwriting, no true “Fannie” fan is likely to complain. In that sense, Teenage Fanclub’s 2010 album Shadows is a sparkling and reflective follow-up to the band’s stellar 2005 effort, Man-Made. Released on the band’s own Pema imprint in the U.K. — Merge in the U.S. — Shadows picks up on the introspective, world-weary quality of Man-Made but also delivers a bit of the classic bright pop the band is known for. Where Man-Made found the band struggling with feeling like life was an illusion on the dogged “It’s All in My Mind,” here you get Love’s breezy baroque pop statement of purpose “Sometimes I Don’t Need to Believe in Anything,” with its chorus of layered synth, strings, flutes, and sundry wind instruments. Similarly, Blake’s leadoff single “Baby Lee” is a romantic ’60s-styled folk-rocker that veritably shimmers with positive vibes. Elsewhere, Love’s “Into the City” is a sunshine pop/country-rock love letter to urban days in the sun and McGinley’s “Today Never Ends” is slow-burn psychedelic country-rock rumination on the past, the present, and a perfect day that never ends. If the day is as sun-drenched and relaxed as the songs on Shadows implies, then may it and Teenage Fanclub go on and on. – Matt Collar

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