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Waves
Seventeen song BBC Sessions album, featuring recordings from the Peel, Radcliffe, and Goodier sessions.

OX4 - The Best of Ride
Essential 'Best of' from these seminal Shoegazers from Oxford, England.


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In 1992, NME described Ride as "the only band that matters." In six short years, Ride released five albums and a dozen EPs and singles, from their self-titled debut to their final album Tarantula, many with classic songs that never managed to make their way onto a full-length. Of Ride's four studio albums, two made their chart debuts in the Top Five and even their lowest charting album still made it to #21. In the two years since the demise of former label Creation Records (Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Oasis), the band has been working on the compilation of a suitable "greatest hits" album. The result is OX4 - The Best Of Ride. Fifteen tracks chosen specifically by the band members to summarize their story (with bonus material on the U.S. release).

Ride had tunes, noise, looks, style, confidence - everything. They gave their fans something to believe in. From start to finish, the band never rested on their laurels. They were constantly evolving and always amazing. Along the way, they racked up a succession of hits, packed venues across the world and sold out a 4,000-ticket Japanese tour in just twelve minutes! Without Ride, the '90s guitar band resurgence would have been completely different. Their influence spans all genres, with a fan base that reads like an A-Z of modern music - Noel & Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Radiohead, Chemical Brothers, Supergrass, Blur and Tim Wheeler all fell in love with them; The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Peter Buck (REM), Courtney Love and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) made a point of attending every Chicago gig, and Ride are cited as a major influence on Coldplay, amongst others (Chris Martin admits "In My Place" is just his own take on "Dreams Burn Down").

"Considered by most to be the flagship band for the entire movement, Ride stood at the head of the shoegazing pack primarily because of their keen sense of song craft and dynamics." - Magnet Magazine

 

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