'It's a grower' - Fan opinion divided on The Stone Roses new single All for One
Fans have been storing up a whopping 21 years of expectation for The Stone Roses' new single and the reviews are trickling in on social media...
'All for One' landed at 8pm on Thursday night and has been dividing opinion among fans.
The general consensus appears to be that while it's not their best work by a long shot, fans are reserving judgement on the band's comeback until the full album is released.
Some were of course overjoyed to hear any new material and revelled in the festival-friendliness of John Squire's guitar and Reni's drums.
However, others had expected something reminiscent of the best of their stunning debut album, and felt the song falls short lyrically and musically.
Have another listen, read our music writer's review - 'Facsimile of a facsimile' - first review of new Stone Roses single 'All For One'- and check out a selection of fan reviews from Twitter.
That Stone Roses single is pretty good, but not as awesome as their earlier work. Still can't wait to hear the full album though— cvltyouths (@cvltyouths) May 13, 2016
Stone Roses tune review: Awful Nursery Rhyme lyrics, good catchy guitar riff from Squire, will get drunk people dancing around.— Jack Pearson (@JackTPearson) May 13, 2016
The new Stone Roses song sounds like something David Brent wrote before he joined Wernham Hogg.— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) May 13, 2016
Nice of the Stone Roses to make a track for their live shows everyone can use for a piss break & not miss the good stuff— Chris Rose (@keyserchris) May 13, 2016
@MartinDarko True, it's not their best work, but as a first single in 20 odd years it still sounds like classic Stone Roses— Lord Kieron Tierney (@RodgersSquared) May 13, 2016
The Stone Roses tune is quite good. But the lyrics? My goodness, terrible.— Dan Grabham (@dangrabham) May 13, 2016
Right. I've listened to the Stone Roses new song. It's not shit.— Wee Mowgz (@Mowgzilla) May 13, 2016
More in-depth analysis, as it comes to me
I'm still listening to the new Stone Roses single and I've already forgotten about it.— Alicia Eveson (@LiciEveson) May 13, 2016
Sounds like the theme from a show about tweens who may bend the rules a little but are always there for each other. https://t.co/sB2VjheWw7— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) May 12, 2016