blind melon (reissue)
music on vinyl
Managing to be equally mellow & introspective as well as rough & rocking, Blind Melon's 1992 self-titled debut remains one of the purest sounding rock albums of its era, completely devoid of '90s production tricks.
The most renowned song remains the uplifting breakthrough hit ‘No Rain’, but the whole album is superb - the homesick rocker ‘Tones of Home’, the epic Grateful Dead-esque album closer ‘Time’ and the gentle acoustic strum of ‘Change’. Influenced by Southern and Psychedelic Rock, fans of Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots or Soundgarden might want to try this one.