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  • Audio CD (8 Aug. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • ASIN: B000AA5XCU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The debut album of Field Music (formed by original Futureheads drummer Peter Brewis, along with his brother David and Andrew Moore) was a charmingly eclectic affair, a mix of stylized vocal harmonies, imaginative instrumentation and a beguiling prettiness unmatched by most current post-indie-pop troubadours. Write Your Own History is not a sequel as much as a retrospective trajectory of their slightly dotty guitar pop. Collecting together b-sides and unreleased tracks that often have more in common with Field Music’s previous bands Electronic Eye Music and the New Tellers, we get a general idea of how their offbeat sound developed. Songs such as "Breakfast Song", "Feeding The Birds" and "Trying To Sit Out" are all older songs recorded by Peter (his first attempts at arranging for a string trio); ‘I’m Tired’ and ‘Test Your Reaction’ are reworkings of songs previously released on EPs and mini-albums. Some songs - ‘Alternating Current’ for example – even predate the New Tellers, but were re-recorded and released under the Field Music name at a later date. Whatever, almost all the songs here are great examples of Field Music’s inventive song-writing; and for those of us that love a good, quirky tune, that can only be a good thing. --Paul Sullivan

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By flimflam80 on 21 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Really don't know what the previous reviewer of this album is on about. Going by the fact he likes Kubb though, it's not surprising...
Field Music wear their influences on the sleeve and the songs are varied and pretty timeless. However, they show enough invention within their make-up that they don't come across as MOR in any way.
Much of the album would appeal to fans of Elbow, Super Furry Animals, The Magic Numbers and Badly Drawn Boy amongst others. Some songs (like the debut single 'Shorter Shorter') are even reminiscent of ELO.
Plenty of the album is radio friendly enough to give them mainstream appeal and clearly from the production values they understand how to build an attractive sound. Sometimes the melodies are warm and gentle whilst at other times it has that oh so fashionable angular thing going on.
All in all a good debut effort and definitely worth keeping an eye on them in the future.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By IJS on 4 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I got this album on a whim and just can't stop playing it now. At first found the change between the two different styles reflected in the songs a little hard to get used to but now it seems like one whole and is now my favourite album for a long time - pretty but really clever melodies, and the Geordie accents that come through just add to the whole effect of sung poetry.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By suburb_77 on 19 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
They're mates with Maximo Park, The Futureheads and The Golden Virgins so if you're a fan of those bands read on, but Sunderland's Field Music don't sound like anybody but themselves.
Imagine the Gang Of Four trapped in an elevator with The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney's Wings, Prefab Sprout and Wire. Then extrapolate.
But beware, this isn't an album that you're going to fall in love with on first play. It's ambitious, jagged and sometimes disconcertingly complicated. Instead you'll have to live with it for a bit, keep listening and then you'll find out why everyone who's anyone is raving about this being one of the albums of 2005. It's beautiful, brilliant and blisteringly inspired.
But - hey! - don't take my word for it. Take a chance, buy it and I guarantee that within a dozen plays, you'll believe that Sunderland has suddenly become the centre of the musical universe.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By futureman24 on 3 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
When Paul Smith of Maximo Park (or whatever his name is) appears on TV wearing a trilby looking smug and tells you that you should be listening to Field Music, your immerdiate response is to avoid them like the plague. Well mine is.
If you were as unforgivably stupid as I was however, you'll miss out on one of the very few genuinely interesting bands left in this country. Field music are effortlessly charming, sensitive and intellegent if not always coherent.
The only real problem I have with the album is they suffer from the same lyrical vagueness that plagues most North Eastern bands like The Futureheads and Maximo Park, verses often bumble along in a clumsy manner with no real direction, as far as words go that is. It's just a slight shame when everything else is so good and to be fair its nice not to hear songs about going out on Friday night and drinking and having a fight or something.
Musically they know exactly where they're going. Field music thankfully ignore all the John Lennon influences so beloved by Britpop and instead take more from John's much maligned, animal loving, thumb's upping writing partner. No not Yoko. All the parts of the Beatles that everyone ignored 'cause they weren't cool are revived with twinges of the aforementioned Futureheads and a general post punkiness.
The use of strings is really impressive since they manage to avoid sounding 'epic' or 'like embrace'... ie pathetic and emasculated. Stand out tracks include 17, Pieces and the final track 'You're so Pretty' which is frankly amazing...
BUY!
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