Boomkat Product Review:
Following up on the Cookies LP from 2007, Glaswegian indie heroes 1990s return with a sophomore set of songs produced by Bernard Butler at Edwyn Collins' West eath yard studio. The sound of the record is measured perfectly, with 'Tell Me When You're Ready' entrenched in glam rock fuzz and sleazy Franz Ferdinand-do-Roxy Music hooks, while 'I Don't Even Know What That Is' ventures into spiny, melodic territory whose harmonies and melodic developments situate the piece somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and some rough-cut early '80s DIY band. There's plenty of fun to be had with these songs, and considering the membership of 1990s is limited to a humble threesome, stompers like 'Giddy Up' resonate with a real clout, and more ambitious pieces such as 'Local Science' swell with acutely observed Big Star influences. Smashing.