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HUM’s You’d Prefer An Astronaut released 25 years ago today

HUM‘s masterful record You’d Prefer An Astronaut was released by RCA 25 years ago today: April 11, 1995. There isn’t much more I can say about the record that hasn’t already been said by most anyone throughout the years. Simply put, this is one of the best rock records of all time by any act out there. Thankfully we are lucky enough to call HUM a pure Champaign-Urbana band.

John Steinbacher’s 2012 piece about the record and the band ahead of their 2012 PYGMALION performance. I’d recommend reading The AV Club’s article about the record being “an overlooked masterpiece” as well.

Listen to the record in full below in addition to a few other clips:

Top photo is the album art from the record.

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