August 01, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it a C-

It may be reductive, though not unfair, to say that Teenage Fanclub have essentially been making the same album since 1991’s admittedly sublime Bandwagonesque. Maybe they let all those cred-enhancing Big Star comparisons go to their heads, but their airy, achy rock balladry, while remaining just barely proficient, has grown utterly wearying in Songs from Northern Britain. C-

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