Musical Artist: Kula Shaker
Street Date: November 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 244-51-2634
Entertainment Weekly (10/25/96, p.116) - "...Kula Shaker don't merely take you back 20 years on this confident debut, they rejuvenate that period by mixing sitar and Sanskrit chants with wa-wa guitar Hammond organ. The blissed-out effect is somewhere between post-India George Harrison and early Stone Roses." - Rating: B+
Q (10/96, p.165) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...they can go from delicacy to harder bluesy riffs and mix harmonies with funky rhythmic undertows to produce a gloriously full sound. They have discipline, a surefooted sense of pop melody, and they do it all with a sense of positivity..."
Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Their 1996's debut, K, is still a good pop-rock LP....'Hey Dude' remains an enjoyable period rock song."
Alternative Press (1/97, p.73) - 5 (out of 5) - "...Tight song structures embrace Kula Shaker's freakform excursions, and though they're into jam, they use butter, as well, which means that self-indulgence is kept to a minimum..."
NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.
NME (Magazine) (9/14/96, p.50) - 9 (out of 10) - "...K is enormous; generating mighty, vertical grooves of pan-dimensional power pop which will surely have The Stone Roses gnawing at their innards....it's The Verve gone ethno-berserk, as huge as the horizon itself....astonishingly confident, musicianly gifted, gloriously hedonistic..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The John Leckie-produced ornate long-player remains a solid piece of retro-rock."
1. Hey Dude
2. Knight on the Town
3. Temple of Everlasting Light
5. Smart Dogs
6. Magic Theatre
7. Into the Deep
8. Sleeping Jiva
10. Grateful When You're Dead/Jerry Was There
12. Start All Over
13. Hollow Man, Pts. 1-2