Various Artists

My Favourite Flavour

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My Favourite Flavour compiles ten tracks from five different Cherry Red artists (the Charlottes, Head Time, Blind Mr. Jones, Mexico 70 and Stan) and ends up documenting a particular style of early '90s British independent music. The influence of shoegazing is apparent in the punchy, washed-out rock of the Charlottes and Blind Mr. Jones (who tend to sound like the darker, more minimal side of Ride) -- on the other hand, the Stone Roses "baggy" or "Madchester" influence crops up via the electronica-informed Stan. The majority of the collection, however, is in the first vein, floating (as so many indie bands of the era did) somewhere between shoegazing and pure pop, and marking the territory between Ride or Lush and the Darling Buds or the Primitives.

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