The Boo Radleys – Everything’s Alright Forever

They sat at the fringes of indiedom for years, only known to a few listeners of the John Peel show. There first album was the very low key Ichabod and I, released on the obscure ‘Action’ label.  After settling at Creation Records who nick named them as the Do Badleys, they released what I believe was their best album, Everything’s Alright Forever

It is a psychedelic blissed-out shoegazer classic, we fondly called it ‘Everything’s Alright when you had a shed load’. Saturated in fuzzy guitars a work of genius. It is the sort of record that you can have very long discussions about, such is the depth of the songs.

It draws up many influences and adds their own experimentation.  Does This Hurt? combines manic drumming, feedback and choirboy vocals.  Lazy Days has rapid acoustic strumming, but as with most of the songs on the album, it changes speed at least three times.

The Boo Radleys : Everything’s Alright Forever

Spaniard
Towards The Light
Losing It (Song for Abigail)
Memory Babe
Skyscraper
I Feel Nothing
Room At The Top
Does This Hurt?
Sparrow
Smile Fades Fast
Firesky
Song For The Morning To Sing
Lazy Day
Paradise

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2 thoughts on “The Boo Radleys – Everything’s Alright Forever

  1. Thanks for naming this the apex of the Boo Radleys’ career — I agree. Once saw this album described as a summary of “everything cool you could do with a guitar.” Martin said they were trying to make their guitars sound like trumpets, then found out they could get actual trumpets. That might have been the point where things went off…

  2. Pingback: Keep or Cull? The Boo Radleys – Giant Steps (1993) | Leeds_Rocks

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