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I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose

6 July 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 6 July 2009
  • Release Date: 6 July 2009
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 47:47
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  • ASIN: B002E57WLE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,501 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By V. Charles on 2 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
I remember these guys opening V Festival in 2006 after winning the Road to V competition, but it wasn't until 'Always Like This' was highlighted in Metro's singles of the week (with the review 'if you don't dance to this, you have no feet') that I checked them out again. Very glad I did - apart from the aforementioned single and debut single 'Evening/Morning' (both with incredible riffs), there are some truly standout classics here, including 'Lamplight', 'Magnet' and near-anthemic 'What If'. Overall, it's a remarkably polished effort for a debut, and from a band so young. Now they've won NME's Best New Band Award - previously won by MGMT, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, The Libertines, Coldplay, Muse, and The Strokes - it's definitely worth checking them out sooner rather than later.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Russell Finch on 1 Feb 2010
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Loving this lately - probably my favourite album of 2009 (only maybe The XX can top it) for this ageing listener. The vocalist is a bit of an acquired taste but other than that this does some pretty inventive things within the potentially stale indie rock field. Reminds me of British Sea Power (without the delightfully strange lyrics) more than anybody else. Nice unfussy production lets the music shine through. Highly recommended.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Johnentwistlespout VINE VOICE on 18 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
When The Strokes arrived on our beaches eight years ago they came soaked in original indie Old Spice; jaggedy songs played by skinny jeans and smelly second hand leather jackets beamed to the noughties direct from their 70's inspired late 80's heyday.
Bombay Bicycle Club seem to have popped into reality from the same ultra-cool wormhole; looking impossibly young and sounding as fresh as only the impossibly young can sound. Jack Steadman has a voice that will - like Dave Gedge and Morrissey before him - alienate some and impassion others, but it absolutely suits BBC's sound; original but with a taste of the old masters (to these ears Television, Joy Division, Blur, Arcade Fire and - on occasion - even Aphex Twin). "I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose" is a perfect album in that it is almost impossible to single out specific tracks as they exist as a whole...no fillers and each a potential highlight in their own right. Joyous and melancholy...I think I've fallen in love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Olivia P. on 14 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
This album is just absolutely amazing! Definitely impressive, even better live, and seeing them again soon :).
Evening/Morning was the first song I heard by them, and I was hooked, this was around like, 2 years ago?! I'm glad they've released an album, and I've had it on repeat for the past 3 months!
Definitely a must-buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Smith on 3 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
Loved this album! Some fantastic tracks like Ghost, Evening Morning, and my favourite, Dust on the ground. Buy it. This and Kasabian are my favourite albums at the minute
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Bailey on 10 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
Short Review:
Its awesome, please do yourself a favor get it!! I've listened to it loads over the past few months because it sounds great and it never gets boring.

Long Review:
These guys are getting more and more popular and for this I am glad. I've really enjoyed listening to this album, it grows on you after just one listen and is something you can listen to anytime. I only bought it by chance as I'd heard of them a few times through Radio 1 and the Radio 1 Big Weekend Introducing Stage, and it was a great investment. With this as their debut album, packed with awesome musical creativity and talent, BBC (Bombay Bicycle Club) have set the bar high. This album doesn't consist of just a few great tracks with some filler tracks, every track is worth playing alone but the album should definatley be played all the way through.

The band members are: Jack Steadman (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass), Jamie MacColl (Lead guitar, Bass, Vocals), Ed Nash (Bass, Keyboards) and Suren de Saram (Drums).

Stand out track: To be honest it is very hard to chose one as they all stand out. In this case I'll choose two.

1. Magnet - The intro has a cool guitar riff and the chorus is amazing, its colourful, full of energy and has a beautiful winding sound accompanied by lead singer Steadman's unique voice, singing 'We took the back-seat, everyone way ha-ppy'. Very summery. The track finishes with a low-fi, low-tempo instrumental.

2. Always Like This - A great song to play on guitar/bass with the cool riff repeating and great chord play between the two guitars. Also a cool funky one to dance to.

This is a fun, catchy, uplifting and sometimes euphoric record, which would be great for those evenings in the company of friends. If you appreciate 'proper' music this is one for your music collection.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 July 2009
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A strong and tasty debut from Crouch End's finest sons.
A very much more than competent little rock band.

'I Had The Blues but I Shook Them Loose' is a collection
of twelve made-to-measure, energetic and charismatic songs.

Messrs Steadman (Guitar/Lead Vocals), MacColl (Guitar/Vocals),
de Saram (Drums) and Nash (Bass/Keyboards) have created some
powerfully individual material from a relatively simple formula.

Mr Steadman's somewhat curious vibrato gives the band its
distinctive quality. It is a quirky but expressive instrument.

The dark chords and driving percussion of 'Dust On The Ground'
is a particularly striking composition. The guitar and synth
embellishments are moodily effective.

Mr Steadman is at his wobbly best on the lop-sided 'Ghost'.
A very strange but strangely satisfying composition.

Heck for a first outing this is all good stuff!

'Cancel On Me' is a particular favorite. A tight little
ensemble piece. No heroes or heroics. Just good team work.

Final track 'The Giantess' is so wonderfully weird I would
have paid the money to have this one track on its own.
The splintered and cranky accoustic arrangement is a brave
choice with which to conclude their first release.
It breaks the mould of its predecessors and points the
way to potentially interesting developments in the future.

That future is already looking bright.

Recommended
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