Playing God
Teenage Fanclub: Thirteen

By: Ian Mathers

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Posted 03/11/2004 - 11:38:59 PM by MichaelL:
 I’ve found myself turning into a McGinley man lately - after years of arguing with anyone who would listen that Love was the most talented songwriter of the 3 – and I can’t believe that you’d omit Escher. It’s one of my favourites anyway. I agree with the most of the rest though. Although Gene Clarke just has to be the last track. Idiosyncrasy schmidiosyncrasy.
Posted 03/12/2004 - 02:54:45 AM by scottmckeating:
 A great TFC album, a sort of comedown after Bandwagonesque. "Get Funky" is pretty awful and I'd have slung that straight away, replace that with "Norman 3" this instant.
Posted 03/12/2004 - 03:36:19 PM by IanMathers:
 I, too have gone from Love to McGinley as my favorite. I used to like 'Escher' and expected to include it, but when I went to go listen to the album, I was just bored by it. Oh, and Scott: No. 'Get Funky' is genius.
Posted 03/22/2004 - 09:43:53 PM by m_kolodny:
 "Norman 3" starts brilliantly but utlimately drags. I agree with MichaelL: "Escher" is a must-have (though like much of the album, it could use a remix) and Gene Clark just seems right as the closer. Thought-provoking article, in any case.
Posted 02/23/2007 - 07:17:42 AM by hauskupa:
 this is a brilliant record.. never understood why so many people slagged it off.... rock on