- Audio CD (20 July 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Virgin EMI
- ASIN: B002C6K85M
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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It Was This Or Football - First Half CD
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It Was This Or Football is the debut album from Manchester four piece Kid British. Produced by Stephen Street (Blur, Kaiser Chiefs) the album sees the eclectic band take inspiration from pretty much every part of the musical spectrum, successfully managing to mix jangly indie pop, grime, ska, dance and hip hop into their genre defying sound.
The album is released in two parts, with this version being the "First Half", including the singles "Elizabeth" and the Madness sampling "Our House Is Dadless".
Top Customer Reviews
Well, Kid British were Manchesters 'easy act to follow' and so I got my first proper listen to them away from poor quality Youtube clips, they were awesome! tight playing together, good vocals and brim full of energy they were anything but an easy act to follow, luckily the Specials were dynamite as the could have been embarrassed that evening!
The album, well they missed a trick here, the disc should have been released during the tour for maximum impact and they should have released the full album rather than half of it, big groups can mess around like this, rising groups cannot.
The music is very SKA based (even using 'Our House' by Madness as a backdrop to one song) with modern rap style lyrics over some tracks that even I as a long time SKA fan can live with, very catchy sing along stuff and some nice melodies make this an upbeat happy listen.
One outstanding track Kid British have done is Lost in London, brilliant but alas missing from this 'half' of the album but hey, for the price, if you have even a half interest in SKA and young up and coming bands from Manchester then this disc is well worth adding to your collection.
Conclusion: Great tracks, great price, too little and a bit late, just like some football teams eh lads?! Kid British are in the semi's but not quite cup winners yet due to poor management I reckon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I heard our house is dadless on the radio and bought this based on the one song... i wasn't dissapointed, love the tracks (the bonus one is great, looking forward to next years... Read morePublished on 10 Oct. 2009 by Mr. David Simmonite