One from the Modern

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One from the Modern
One from the Modern.jpg
Studio album by Ocean Colour Scene
Released 13 September 1999
Recorded 1998, Mosley Shoals Studio, Birmingham
Genre Alternative rock, blues rock
Length 43:24
Label Island
Producer Brendan Lynch
Ocean Colour Scene chronology
Marchin' Already
One from the Modern
Mechanical Wonder
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Herald (unfavourable) link
The Independent (unfavourable) link

One from the Modern is the fourth album by Ocean Colour Scene.

The album made a departure from the two previous albums Moseley Shoals and Marchin' Already, and is slower and sadder. It was panned by critics who accused it of being too commercial and labelled it "dad rock." The album was dismissed by David Belcher of The Herald who commented on its "strangled vocals" and "cringe-worthy lyrics."[1] Nicholas Barber writing for The Independent concurred saying: "Much of the blame must rest on Simon Fowler. His mangled vocals and nonsense lyrics suggest that he doesn't know what it is he wants to communicate."[2]

The protest song "Profit in Peace" was the first single, with "So Low" and then a double release of "I Am the News"/"July". The song "Soul Driver" is dedicated to Paul Weller, who mentored the band.

The album's cover photograph was taken in the Yew Garden at Packwood House near Solihull, England, a National Trust Property.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Profit in Peace" (4:14)
  2. "So Low" (3:54)
  3. "I Am the News" (4:03)
  4. "No-one at All" (3:34)
  5. "Families" (3:11)
  6. "Step by Step" (2:34)
  7. "July" (2:56)
  8. "Jane She Got Excavated" (3:35)
  9. "Emily Chambers" (2:40)
  10. "Soul Driver" (3:44)
  11. "The Waves" (6:08)
  12. "I Won't Get Grazed" (2:51)


  1. ^ Belcher, David (9 September 1999). "Disc space". The Herald. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Barber, Nicholas (12 September 1999). "CD Reviews". The Independent. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 

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