Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth (1980)
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One Offs: Artists Who Only Released One Great Album
6. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth (1980)
Rough Trade (who later signed The Smiths) issued the one and only album by this Cardiff trio, whose minimalist style can be heard in modern bands like The xx. Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were fans, too. They split not long after the release of the LP, but reunited in the 21st Century for sporadic reunion shows, including a performance of Colossal Youth in full at 2009’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. They’ve packed it in again, though, so don’t expect a sequel.