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Second Coming (album) by The Stone Roses

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Second Coming
Second Coming by The Stone Roses (1994)
Overall rank: 1,369th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 262 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1994 (45th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (293rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,369th)

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The Stone Roses bestography

Second Coming is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by The Stone Roses on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Stone Roses is The Stone Roses which is ranked number 29 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 56,021.

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40/100
A truly disappointing sophomore album. Such promise with their debut album and their singles. Despite that, the band redeem themselves with the final track, "Love Spreads".
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From Goliath
Tears, Love Spreads and Ten Story Love song are great tracks, the rest I don't need to hear again. The 'hidden' track number 90 needs to be better hidden because no-one needs it.
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The lyrics are pretty bad, the vocal delivery is uninspired, and the instrumental jams are derivative at times. The Stone Roses have proven they could do better, and this is certainly very far from their abilities. Not sure why so many are determined to defend it.
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From Crumpet
Not a brilliant album, but fun enough, though in comparison to the debut this is disappointing. ‘Love Spreads’ is good, but my favourite is ‘How Do You Sleep’.
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80/100
The guitar work on this album is fantastic-outranks the debut in that category. A great album in all means-not sure why it's rated so low on this site, it may take a while for it to "click."
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70/100
From mbartley
Just felt like they were trying too hard, 5 min intro for the opening track..
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From dgarr22
So underrated, love Begging You, and the riff on Driving South and really the whole song is amazing! I think people are/were more focused on all the other stuff going on in 1994 with movies and music, compared this to their excellent debut, and just said, "eh, its ok."
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75/100
As a stand alone album this is pretty decent, in comparison to the debut it is pretty poor.

Looking back now, the 4-5 year wait after the debut seemed like a lifetime and it ended in disappointment of course, but when I think of music 5 years ago from today it only seems like yesterday - the joys of getting old I suppose!

Overall, this should've been much better, the debut is magnificent but so are a lot of the b-sides from that time too, and the lengthy lay off it seems to me dramatically affected this album.
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80/100
After their debut sowed the seeds of Britpop in the minds of Gallagher and Albarn they disappeared for 5 years and then crashed the party with this sprawling, dark Led Zep meets Parliament beast. They lost the zeitgeist, the musical landscape had changed and it crashed and burned. It's a shame because although it feels unfocused and ramshackle there's some great playing by Squire, Mani and Reni to be enjoyed here. Considering it took 5 years to make I would've expected some tighter quality control on the lyrics. When the songs have a focus such as the religiously provocative Jesus was a black woman of Love Spreads they're fine but there are points where Ian sounds like he's singing straight from a Rhyming dictionary (Straight to the Man) or he's just reeling off a list of pop culture references (Breaking into Heaven)

Listen up sweet child of mine have I got news for you.
Nobody leaves this place alive, they'll die and join the queue.

Listen Up was an Oasis B-side released rather unfortunately 2 months prior to Second Coming.
Sweet Child O' Mine needs no explanation.
Have I Got News For You is a long running British TV political comedy panel show.
Nobody leaves this place alive is almost the title of a Jim Morrison biography 'No One Here Gets Out Alive'
They'll die and join the queue, not sure what this references maybe Ian just reverted to the rhyming dictionary at this point.
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95/100
From Thom
A very underrated album. Personally, I prefer this to the debut as I feel that I may have heard the first album a bit too much."Breaking Into Heaven" is a perfect album opener and I love pretty much every other song on the album. The only track that I would say is much weaker than the rest is "Straight to the Man" which isn't an awful song by any means.
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