The Stone Roses is the debut album by English rock band The Stone Roses, released on Silvertone
Records in 1989. It cemented the band's reputation among critics, and is still rated by many as
one of the most important albums ever. In 2006, the writers of NME declared the album the greatest
British album of all time.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide - Since the Stone Roses were the nominal leaders of Britain's
"Madchester" scene -- an indie rock phenomenon that fused guitar pop with drug-fueled rave and dance
culture -- it's rather ironic that their eponymous debut only hints at dance music. What made the
Stone Roses important was how they welcomed dance and pop together, treating them as if they were the
same beast. Equally important was the Roses' cool,...