Giant Steps (studio album) by The Boo Radleys

Giant Steps by The Boo Radleys
Year: 1993
Overall rank: 2,656th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 130 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1993 (44th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (486th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,656th)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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From 03/11/2022 07:19
I have it. It seems that the early 90s is a period that has the worst music ever made ever, for my ears.I can never fully grab this stuff.
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From 05/12/2019 13:26
Good review Jimmy Dread!
By "baroque shoegazing" I just meant shoegazing with elements of baroque pop in it.
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From 06/11/2017 08:26
WTF is 'baroque shoegaze' when it's at home? Some phased vocals and effects pedals aside, I've always seen Giant Steps as a 90s White Album, in which a bunch of scousers (namely a guitarist with frizzy hair and a bald geezer) borrow a dog-eared copy of the Great Merseyside Songwriters Handbook from Wallasey Library and pen a record that is neither shoegaze nor Britpop, but somewhere slap bang between the two. On a personal level the dubby bass lines in tracks like Lazarus and Upon 9th and Fairchild, the jangly pop of Barney (...and Me) and Wish I Was Skinny and the Beatles-esque kitchen sink psychedelica of Thinking Of Ways - the only legitimately 'baroque' moment on the album if you ask me - are the highlights, and although the first disc is miles better than the second what could be a sprawling mess hangs together brilliantly. In fact there's some genius on here, no more so than on Run My Way Runaway which sounds like a cross between an acid trip, the saxophonist who did a turn on The Stooges' Fun House, a nursery rhyme and the incidental music to 80s epic cartoon series The Mysterious Cities Of Gold.

Alas this proved to be their last great moment, before Britpop ruined everything. Their legacy to your average pleb won't be this masterpiece, but instead that fucking Wake Up Boo! song and the subsequent pig's ear of an album of the same name(ish) that followed, both of which saw them disappear up McGee, Radio 1 and the NME's arse. They would never reach the heights of Giant Steps (good pun) again.
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From 06/11/2017 07:58
This is baroque shoegaze. Great arrangments, track list, composition. Britpop would start from here, with more affirmed vocals, but this is great.
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From 01/17/2013 10:07
Been meaning to get around to getting hold of this album since it topped the NME's album of the year poll in 93. Anything that can bury a pop masterpiece like Lazarus so far down it's order has to be good. Must try harder to get a copy.
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From 08/08/2012 23:38
Sept 1993 and Thinking of Ways.
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From 12/11/2011 09:56
This Is The Best Shoegaze-Brit Pop Album Ever.
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