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With Noisettes, it’s always best to expect the unexpected. Two years on from a debut album awash with punk spirit and scorching blues-rock, the London trio return with Wild Young Hearts, a set of sleek pop songs steeped in soul, dizzy on disco and harking back to the days of blues and jazz greats.
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  • Audio CD (27 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mono-ra-rama
  • ASIN: B008M4HJVE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,999 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Transmission Will Start
2. I Want You Back
3. Final Call
4. Winner
5. Let The Music Play
6. Travelling Light
7. That Girl
8. Ragtop Car
9. Never Enough
10. Love Power
11. Free
12. Star
13. Contact
14. Nothing Is Lost

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1. Transmission Will Start
2. I Want You Back
3. Final Call
4. Winner
5. Let the Music Play
6. Travelling Light
7. That Girl
8. Ragtop Car
9. Never Enough
10. Love Power
11. Free
12. Star
13. Contact
14. You're the Leader

BBC Review

The butterfly is out of her cocoon... London’s most unconventional and unforgettable duo, Noisettes aka Dan Smith and Shingai Shoniwa are back and at their best with their third studio album, ‘Contact’.

With a career that has stretched over seven incredible years, their fizzy, witty mixture of all kinds of pop, given their own exotic twist, has brought them well known chart smashes like ‘Never Forget You’ and ‘Don’t Upset the Rhythm’, while their unique command of the stage has made them festival icons from Glastonbury to V Festival. Two years on, Noisettes rise to the occasion, making their long-awaited return with an album that feels nothing short of an epic ‘Winner’.

With the world at their feet and finally ‘Free’ to dance to the beat of their own song, ready to embark on a new musical era, the dynamic duo set-off to America, ‘Travelling Light’ (written in Simon & Garfunkel’s studio with August Rigo, whose written for everyone from Justin Bieber to Musiq Soulchild), leaving their friends, family and any distractions behind to start work on the album.

‘Contact’ marks the magnificent return of Noisettes, and boy have they been missed. The album is an eclectic mix of everything that the world loves about this duo; intoxicating, emotionally evoking, with a hint of uplifting, funky beats that will have you shining like the morning sun. There’s the rootsy pop-soul stomper and lead single from the album ‘That Girl’, the mysterious ‘Final Call’ (complete with a guest appearance by Deborah Evans-Strickland, the icy vocalist from the Flying Lizards’ hit ‘Money’), and the simple but potent ‘Rag Top Car’, which they recorded, as a spontaneous singalong with a strummed mandolin accompaniment. A song that in essence, sets the tone for the album. Written for each other, the song talks about their journey...two souls together.

‘Contact’ for us, is like a film from beginning to end, musically, lyrically, emotionally.” says Shingai. “The album starts with a big thirty piece orchestra and ends with just Dan and I singing and just the cackling of the wood and the flames of the fire for accompaniment.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Katrina-UK on 27 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD
If you liked their last album 'Wild Young Hearts' it is likely you will like this album too. A brand new mix of tracks of different styles like on their last album, including Orchestral Soundtrack, Soul, Funk and Pop with Shingai Shoniwa' fantastic vocals.

The album opens like a movie soundtrack. Love it!
'I Want You Back' is a real 'get up and dance' number. Sounds like it's from the 80's.
Final Call' and 'Winner' are pure pop numbers. If you like pop then these songs are for you! Not the strongest tracks on the album though.
'Let The Music Play' is a feel good funk/soul number.
'Travelling Light' takes the tempo down a notch or two. A slow soul number with a marching rhythm.
'That Girl' is one of the strongest on the album with a rocking beat. Sounds like it was produced in the 50's/60's. A great soul number.
'Ragtop Car' is an acoustic pop feel good summer song.
'Never Enough' is a big anthem style song that sounds like something from the 90's and something like Annie Lennox would sing.
'Love Power' is a pure pop number with a strong beat.
'Free' is a soul/funk number'
'Star' is another of the strongest tracks on the album. Sounds like something produced in the 50's/60's.
'Contact' is a great slow soulful orchestral track closing one feel good album. Sounds like a movie soundtrack.
Out of the bonus tracks, 'Mesmerise' is the best out of the three. An uplifting soulful feel good track.
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Noisttes should be far more famous than they are. After Wild Young Hearts, they disappeared without any news. When they returned, a third of them had disappeared! They started with a teaser video of Winner (more on that later), however still the media seemed to not be interested. They announce Contact, hardly any publicity is given towards it apart from several very positive reviews here and there. After listening to it, I almost think that the lack of publicity was deliberate. This album feels very personal and like it's mine and only mine.

Transmission Will Start is the perfect way to open an album. This 40 second chunk is a fully orchestrated work of art, leading straight into I Want U Back, which is amazingly catchy, quirky and sets the tone for the whole album. Final Call starts with an airport announcement,which I think is different yet it works, which appears several times if you listen carefully. Winner, mentioned earlier, was released in support of Team GB. It is an uplifting tune which will have you humming along! Let The Music Play is the weakest track marginally, but I like the "No's" incorporated into the chorus. Travelling Light is quieter and more personal, but takes a sudden turn in the last 40 seconds to keep you on your toes. That Girl is the first single and is a really summer-o-love song.

I would track by track for an album so versatile an diverse. As the final point, I really like the contrast between the begging and the end: starting off with a 30 piece orchestra and finishing with Shingai and a guitar. Pure Magic Noisettes, how do you keep on doing it?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barmee on 10 Oct. 2012
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Anyone buying this album on the strength of what has gone before will be left a bit deflated.
Songs like 'Wild Young Hearts', 'Don't Upset the Rhythm' and 'Don't Give up' are simply not here.

The whole thing feels a bit, well, safe. There is nothing here to give Shingai Shoniwa's amazing voice a real test of its talents. The songs all feel like the sort of thing that 6th form students might write - pleasant but unchallenging.

There is no doubt as to the musical skills of this band ... but the evidence is not there on this album. Lots of other bands are doing this sort of thing much better.
If you are new to the Noisettes try their earlier albums before this one for a taste of what the band CAN (could?) do - those who already know the band could do worse than to try The Bellrays ('Meet the Bellrays' or most recent outing 'Black Lightning') for the sort of thrills a good voice can bring.

Here's hoping that The Noisettes rediscover their mojo soon - or at least that Shingai gets a guest vocal slot with someone like the Black Keys!
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By MICHAEL on 14 Oct. 2012
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When I first listened to this album I could not help comparing it to 'wild young hearts' and feeling a little unsure. After a few more times it was growing on me fast and as I got to know the songs and the way the music flows I started to love it. Shingai Shoniwa has the most amazing voice and so unique, for me she is up there with the best. Personally I would highly recommend this album.
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By tree on 15 Nov. 2013
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this has become one of my all time favourite feel good albums, i just love it, every single track .. catchy tunes makes me want to dance dance dance.i had never heard of this band before, but now ive got 3 of their albums and love them all.
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By Mo-mentum on 16 Aug. 2013
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Fantastic CD, gets played a lot.

Real feel good music to dance around to. Would by material from same artists again.

Love it.

Hubby loves it.
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By Stephan on 23 Sept. 2013
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This new album is a logical continuation if the other two albums. It's very much pop with not leaving out other influences paired with the great singer's voice. Love it!
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By sangatia on 26 Sept. 2012
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Excellent album de Noisettes, tous les titres sont super ! Musique entrainante et qui met de bonne humeur, je recommande vivement cet album que j'écoute en boucle
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