And so we’re at the time of our A-Z journey through nineties music nostalgia when we ask, what the ‘L’?
And ‘L’ is coming, make no mistake about that.
But what fresh ‘L’ is this?
L is for Laid
I could hardly do a series nineties nostalgia posts predominantly about indie music without including a band that is called James could I?
The fact that they happen to be a fantastic band is really just a bonus.
If I’m honest, I wasn’t as big a fan of James in the nineties as I should have been. I love their music now, but I didn’t know too much about them back when they were arguably at the peak of their powers (although they’ve churned out some pretty good albums in recent times too).
I knew a few of their bigger hits even back then though and I remember them being pretty well-regarded by the NME and Melody Maker, the two publications that largely informed my views of music back then.
Anyway, regardless of whether I was a fan or not at the time, ‘Laid’ is great album and if I’d purchased it when it came out, I would definitely have liked it.
It’s one of my favourite albums now and my tastes haven’t changes that much since then. Or at all in fact.
I could go with any of the singles to sign off this post, but it would be hard to ignore the titular track, ‘Laid’.
So here it is: