I’ve said it before, and others said it before me, but listening to Orange Juice is essentially listening to the blueprint for Noughties indie, and there’s no better document of that than The Glasgow School. This is the sound of a band appropriating sounds, fusing them and creating a genre – a genre that you can hear resonating in much of the music I loved as a teenager. It’s an incredible collection that sounds both progressive and cohesive and, in being so, constantly throws up hints of what Collins and co. were creating. If you’ve ever loved Wild Beasts, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, Good Shoes, The Maccabees or any number of UK indie acts of the last ten years, you could do a lot worse than to get hold of this – it’s as enlightening as it is enjoyable.

Orange Juice – Intuition Told Me (Part 2) (YSI)

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