Song In My Head #86: Ash’s “Let It Flow”

I’ve always felt that Ash’s 1977 is one of the great underrated records of the 1990s. Happily, it’s not as unheralded as I’d thought. Not only did Britain’s New Musical Express list it among the 500 greatest albums of all time four years ago, Ash is continuing a highly successful tour in honor of 1977‘s twentieth anniversary as we speak. The Northern Irish act expertly veers between raucous guitars and well-crafted balladry (indeed, I almost opted for “Gone The Dream” instead, which manages to avoid sappiness in spite of the presence of strings). Even 1977‘s B-sides are worthy: check out the band’s synth-driven cover of the Temptations’ “Get Ready.” Nevertheless, I’ve been singing “Let It Flow” to myself all week, so here it is…

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