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The thriving British music scene of the mid-1990s was awash with techno, Britpop and newer genres like jungle and trip-hop. When Reef burst onto the scene, the group’s heavier style of rock must have felt like an actual oasis to some listeners.

The band’s debut album, “Replenish,” came out in 1995 and tours with acts such as Soundgarden and the Rolling Stones followed, in part due to the success of breakthrough single “Place Your Hands” in 1996. With the release of the album “Glow” the following year, the band was thrust firmly into the spotlight.

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