Against Perfection by Adorable to be released on 180gm coloured vinyl

Adorable’s 1993 debut album Against Perfection is to be re-released as a limited edition 180 gm coloured vinyl.

Upon release the album was been dismissed by a large portion of the UK music press, who were now excited about the debut album by Suede, however over the last 25 years the album has been redefined as a classic by many fans of shoegaze and Creation Records.

The repress follows recent reissues by Teenage Fanclub, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Swervedriver for those looking to replace the CDs they bought in the 90s. The first 1,500 copies are numbered on orange and yellow vinyl including the original insert.

Order Adorable Against Perfection on vinyl here.

Interestingly the press release quotes the bands debut single Sunshine Smile which was never featured on the UK or vinyl versions of the album.

The press release states:

They have never been praised for the great albums they produced, but Adorable released one of the stronger albums during the year 1993. Stuck in the moment between the end of the shoegaze hysteria and the Britpop era their debut album ‘Against Perfection’ appeared. The heavy instrumentation and impressive voice of lead singer Pete Fijalkowski can definitely be linked to the perfection they’re searching for in their music.

The bittersweet ‘Sunshine Smile’ shows their crossover between shoegaze and Britpop, while the secret choruses from the guitar hooks creates the thrill of the unknown on ‘Glorious’. The pre-Adorable tune ‘Homeboy’ is a track that follows the quiet-loud music line and it got some distortion and big bass sounds. Adorable released only two studio albums before disbanding as a music group. It was an impressive 5-year period in which they combined the dreamy world of the shoegaze with the pop, but never got the recognition they deserved.

Side A:
1. Glorious
2. Favourite Fallen Idol
3. A To Fade In
4. I Know You Too Well
5. Homeboy.
Side B:
1. Sistine Chapel Ceiling
2. Cut #2
3. Crash Sight
4. Still Life
5. Breathless.

Order Adorable Against Perfection on vinyl here.

Read Pete Fijalkowski’s track by track commentary of the album here.