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Word Gets Around

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Download links and information about Word Gets Around by The Stereophonics. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 41:55 minutes.

Artist: The Stereophonics
Release date: 1997
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 41:55
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. A Thousand Trees 3:02
2. Looks Like Chaplin 2:31
3. More Life In a Tramps Vest 2:19
4. Local Boy In the Photograph 3:22
5. Traffic 4:54
6. Not Up to You 4:35
7. Check My Eyelids for Holes 2:41
8. Same Size Feet 3:59
9. Last of the Big Time Drinkers 2:45
10. Goldfish Bowl 3:02
11. Too Many Sandwiches 5:00
12. Billy Davey's Daughter 3:45

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In the late '90s, a rash of Welsh rock bands emerged, among them Catatonia, Super Furry Animals, 60 Ft. Dolls, and the Stereophonics. On the surface, the Stereophonics' gritty rock & roll seems relatively uninspired, but upon close listen Word Gets Around proves to be a very accomplished debut. Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Jones' vocals are raw and rip the songs apart, as his loud, arena-ready guitar assault gives every track a gritty edge. Jones' lyrics are also of note; highly poetic and meaningful, he writes about the underbelly of a small town. The anthemic opener, the outrageously catchy "A Thousand Trees," details how a respected high school athletic coach ruined his career through a lurid sexual encounter with a female student, and the quick, jagged "More Life in a Tramp's Vest" displays the view of the world through the eyes of a supermarket bag boy. Word Gets Around isn't all about hard rockers, though; the hit "Traffic" is a beautifully constructed ballad that works marvelously when a juxtaposition is made between the music and Jones' rough vocal styling. While Word Gets Around occasionally suffers from blandness, it is a remarkably accomplished debut LP.