A Different Kind of Weather
A Different Kind of Weather

The Dream Academy

A Different Kind of Weather

1990

Alternative Pop/Rock

Five years after "Life in a Northern Town," the band's third LP would prove to be their last. Co-produced by David Gilmour, who also plays on the album, its wistful, graceful pop is a worthwhile addition to the band's all too brief catalog, despite a bizarre, drum loop-heavy version of John Lennon's "Love."

- Marcy Donelson

Submarine Bells
Submarine Bells

The Chills

Submarine Bells

February, 1990

Alternative Pop/Rock

The band's 1990 album was their first for a major label and they made the most of it by producing what should have been a huge hit if not for the cloth-eared general public's indifference. "Heavenly Pop Hit" is the title of the song, for Pete's sake! How could it have missed, especially since it is as hooky and warm-hearted as anything you could imagine. Along with that absolute shoulda-been, the record is full of witty, catchy and slick alternative pop. You missed it then, catch up now!

- Tim Sendra