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England Made Me

1 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 6 July 1998
  • Release Date: 6 July 1998
  • Label: Chrysalis UK
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Chrysalis Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1998 Chrysalis Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 37:10
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  • ASIN: B001K9P9SS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,442 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Yalson. on 27 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Black Box Recorder on a pre-release sampler for 'England Made Me'. My friend was a journalist, and used to get advance copies of stuff he liked. We were both huge Auteurs fans, so the prospect of a new project by La Haine had him putting in a request for a tape at the first opportunity. The tape featured about six songs, and by the time we'd got to 'Uptown Top Ranking', the fourth or so on the tape, we were weeping with laughter. Don't let anyone tell you that Haines has no sense of humour, as this album has it in spades. The music is claustrophobic and airless, but Sarah Nixey comes across as a petulant drama-school teenager delivering Morrissey lyrics. I still giggle even now when I hear the line from 'Child Psychology' about the "plastic Christmas tree that played 'Silent Night' over and over again". The whole record just drips with loathing and sarcasm, like a stalker sing-talking the back catalogue of Saint Etienne.
Special mentions too for the crisp, beautiful 'Swinging' and 'It's Only The End Of The World', which are amongst the best songs that Haines has ever written.
Cold genius, delivered deadpan.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Re Church on 21 Jan 2002
Format: Audio CD
I first heard the song 'Child Psychology' at my 'cool' friends flat and was hooked. This was about 2 years ago and it was an arse to actually locate the album in a record shop! Since then it has become my favourite album and continues to improve with each listen. The lyrics are superb - especially 'It's only the end of the world' with it's superb heart beat drums, and although it is a very dark album it does leave you feeling oddly satisfied at the end. The spikey lyrics delivered in Sarah Nixey's flat monotone are intelligent and sarcastic. I'd love to see this band live - could they maintain their ennui on stage but they are ridiculously difficult to get information on?!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Mar 2000
Format: Audio CD
There is no joy in this album, but if melancholic songs with poignant, meaningful lyrics are your thing, then this album is certainly worth a try. Including in their number Luke Haines out of the much underated Auteurs, Black Box Recorder have produced a real gem of an album. If you have heard their latest single 'Facts of Life' on the radio, the songs on this album are in a similar style but darker. Don't be put off.
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Great if you're a Black Box Recorder fan. Worth an experimental punt if you like clever lyrics (shades of Morrissey) with good guitar music and breathy female vocals.
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