The first thing you notice when listening to Elastica's 1995 debut album is that it’s timeless. Its cover art; its short, instantly hooky songs; its attitude — all of this combine to make Elastica an album to return to again and again. Powered by singles “Stutter,” “Connection,” and “Line Up,” Elastica debuted at the top of the UK charts and scored big on the US alternative charts, as well. Vocalist and songwriter Justine Frischmann had an interesting musical pedigree. She formed the band Suede with her then boyfriend Brett Anderson in the early 90s. After the couple split, Justine left Suede, recruiting guitarist Donna Matthews, drummer Justin Welch, and bassist Annie Holland through advertisements, and formed Elastica in 1991. Although they never replicated the success of their debut (breaking up six years later), Elastica made their name on the strength of this album alone. If you’re a fan of the Buzzcocks, Green Day, or the Strokes, pour a cup of tea and have a slice of this Britpop masterpiece.