24 Gone

The Spin

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The Canadian dream pop band 24 Gone only released this one album and unfortunately disappeared after the release of The Spin in 1990, thankfully defining the band's heavy and embryonic soundscapes sparsely found among modern radio. Their biggest hit was "Trust," a flawless rock melody full of thunderous drums and rolling bass circling Brian McCarrick's heart-wrenching vocals. This individual love song and "Girl of Colours" showcased 24 Gone's rich songwriting craft, suiting a cathartic ring similar to the sounds of Kitchens of Distinction, Moev, and the Chameleons UK. It was appropriate during the early-'90s heyday of Madchester bands (Stone Roses, James, Chapterhouse) because it introduced another wave among the tagged alternative scene. The Spin was too sonically gorgeous, especially with the guitar railing cuts such as "Sea and the Ocean" and the throttling drama of "In and Out of Nowhere." It's far too echoing of what was laid down during the '90s, particularly what came from bands such as INXS, Tears for Fears, and Echo and the Bunnymen. Again, it is really too bad this band made one album because their distinct sound was too enjoyable and perfect to dissolve after a brief musical stint.

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