Cat no. PEMA2LP
Man-Made is the 2005 album by Teenage Fanclub. It was released on the band's own PeMa label in Europe and on Merge Records in North America. This was their first album in five years and musically, little has changed which means that Messrs Blake, Love and McGinley are still applying the post-grunge anti-ageing cream to the respective legacies of Roger McGuinn and Alex Chilton. There are some great tracks - the atypically Fannies It's All In My Mind, the folk-rock fight against terminal illness on Cells, the stack-heeled glam stomp of Born Under A Good Sign and a fair bit of borrowing from The Raspberries to The Allmann Brothers (plus violin from the Battlefield Band's John McCusker).