Wednesday, November 30, 2016
James: Strip-Mine (1988)
Manchester's James was supposed to be the next Smiths. Even Morrissey was a fan, but the next-Smiths-thing never really transpired, though the band released some solid records. On this record, there is some clear evidence at to why the band was once considered a successor to the Smiths. In the end, James just seemed to be a lesser version and they never really ignited a passion in me.
Strip-Mine is the band's second LP (released in September of '88) and it's not too bad, though I prefer the later 90s output.