Thirteen is the fourth album by Teenage Fanclub released in 1993. Unjustly savaged by fans and critics alike upon its initial release, with the benefit of hindsight Thirteen has revealed itself an eminently worthy follow-up to the classic Bandwagonesque; though not as consistent or refreshing as its predecessor, the album takes simultaneous steps backward and forward, retreating to a darker, sludgier guitar sound reminiscent of their debut effort A Catholic Education even as it blossoms to incorporate lilting string arrangements and glowing harmony vocals. Despite taking its title from Big Star's most gentle and optimistic moment, the record not only expands its horizons far beyond Alex Chilton-inspired pop but also maintains an emotional tenor that's largely bitter and disillusioned.
LP - Remastered for the first time from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios under the guidance of the band. Packaged in faithful re-productions of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl with Bonus 7" of selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl.