is the debut album from the Scottish Teenage Fanclub.
When they first appeared, Teenage Fanclub was unfairly
grouped with the rest of the early 90's rock bands into
one big "alternative" category and often railed
by critics for being uninspired. But give these guys
some credit. The poppy hooks and catchy melodies offered
here are far from the heavy, angst driven songs of their
contemporaries. The lyrics are thoughtful, the basslines
melodic, and the guitar work a pleasing mix of jangling
chord changes over distortion-driven rhythm parts. Most
of the material can easily be compared to 60's pop or
70's power pop, and much of it draws the listener back
for repeated listens. TF seemed to openly embrace the
stereotype of a 90's rock band (notice the album cover,
which sports a sack of cash, and the title) but at least
they could deliver the goods.