Released: Oct 1998
Label: Island Def Jam
Another No. 1 album in the U.K., Quench completes the Beautiful South's transition from eccentric pop outsiders to British pop institutions well-beloved by awkward aunties and pimply Q readers alike. The 1960s and '70s melodies still come as easy as Sunday morning, while Paul Heaton's lyrics remain inventive enough to suit all three fine vocalists.