The Hollies, 'Evolution'
"Carrie Anne" is the only hit on this
forgotten gem, which with no apparent effort or self-consciousness – you barely
notice the French horn here and violin there – achieves the adolescent
effervescence and lovelorn sentiment that indie-pop adepts of the Elephant 6
ilk spend years laboring after. Signature tracks: "Ye Olde Toffee
Shoppe," which concerns candy and features a harpsichord, and "Games
We Play," which concerns teen sex and features a knowing grin.