#836 The Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories

The CharlatansTellin’ Stories is their fifth album and final one with founding band member and keyboard player Rob Collins. I know I have heard of them, but I cannot place any songs that I know well by them. The album is not on Spotify, which is really irritating and retarded. I was able to listen to it on YouTube.

I find it harder to score an album when it is not on Spotify. I cannot add the songs I like to the list and they seem to get jumbled together when I listen to them on YouTube.

One thing I can say about this album is that it contained some influences of Bob Dylan, especially on “Get on It“. If I had heard it on the radio I would have thought it was some lost Dylan tune.

I also like “Tellin’ Stories“, “How Can You Leave Us”, “Only Teethin'”, and “How High”.

Overall, I think the album is good. It gave me a desire to check out their other albums in hope of finding something great. I like the Britpop sound of the 90s, but it can be a bit repetitive after a few albums. It is noticeable on “One to Another”. 6/10.

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