The Lightning Seeds Dizzy Heights
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Released following the number-one success of "Three Lions" -- the official song of the England football team's Euro 1996 campaign (written with comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel) -- Dizzy Heights was the product of an artist whose stock was running unnaturally high. As a result, it could boast three Top 20 singles: "What If...," "Sugar Coated Iceberg," and "You Showed Me." But guess what -- this album sounds just like all of main man Ian Broudie's other creations; it has that same obsession with the perfect '60s melody, polite guitars, and saccharine vocals on an endless quest to rewrite "Unchained Melody" for the '90s. Too many plays will send you running to the dentist, or back to your Iggy albums at the very least.