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The Cribs Audio CD
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Formed back in early 2002 in Wakefield‚ The Cribs‚ twin brothers Gary and Ryan and younger sibling Ross first came to light with their debut release ‘You & I’ , a split single with Jen Schande on the Leeds based indie Squirrel Records. Following their signing to Wichita Recordings in 2003, they enlisted the help of their friend Chicago singer/avant-garde musician ... Read more in Amazon's The Cribs Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Double CD
  • Label: Wichita Recordings
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,472 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Another Number 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Come On, Be A No-One 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I'm A Realist 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hey Scenesters! 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. We Share The Same Skies 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You Were Always The One 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Anna 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cheat On Me 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Back To The Bolthole 4:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. We Were Aborted 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Our Bovine Public 2:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I've Tried Everything 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Direction 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Glitters Like Gold [Explicit] 4:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Be Safe 5:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Mirror Kissers 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Men's Needs 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. We Can No Longer Cheat You 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Chi-Town 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Wrong Way To Be 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. City Of Bugs 6:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Leather Jacket Love Song 3:060.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Glandular Fever Got The Best Of Me 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. On A Hotel Wall 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Saturday Night Facts of Life 2:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Kind Words From The Broken Hearted 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. It Happened So Fast 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Eat Me 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fairer Sex 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Advice From A Roving Artist 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. You're Gonna Lose Us 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Get Yr Hands Out of My Grave 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. My Adolescent Dreams 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bastards Of Young 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. To Jackson 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Better Than Me 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. So Hot Now 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Is Anybody There? 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Don't You Wanna Be Relevant? 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Don't Believe In Me 3:400.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

Everything The Cribs do is self-conscious. Everything.

They’re one of the most organic gatherations of musicians it’s possible to create – three brothers, two of them twins, driven by a communal love of alt-rock, punks, and rocking every scuzz-pit from here to way over there and never, ever selling out.

Yet they carry on their backs the constant fear that they are about to be exposed as fakes, like a slept-in and rotten old leather jacket.

It’s not enough for the Jarmans to be self-righteous, to do principled things, to put out good records, to have values, to develop a strong ethic as a band or to steer themselves clear of the stained fingers of commerce.

They clearly feel, as a lot of pious people do, that they have to show their working all the time, to prove to everyone and themselves that they really, really mean it.

So here, on their first compilation, a self-curated anthology taken from 10 years of hard graft (and available in 22- and 40-song versions), there are songs about writing songs (Leather Jacket Love Song), and there are songs about other people being scenesters (Hey Scenesters!, Mirror Kissers).

There’s a song, ladies and gentlemen, called Our Bovine Public, which would tell you all you need to know about being a Crib, if the title of this album hadn’t already performed that duty several times over.

It’s also the best pop song on the album by miles.

That’s not to say the rest is bad. If you like your indie rock basically quite melodic and hooky, but also half-shouted over a meandering guitar, and delivered with a bit of a scuff and a shrug, these are your guys.

And they’ve had the collaborative blessing of two alt-rock deities: Johnny Marr (extra guitars during their commercial 'peak’) and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth (the unravelled travelogue Be Safe). So, y’know, mock at your peril.

You can’t say anything they won’t have already thought of, in any case.

--Fraser McAlpine

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Retrospective Compilation 15 Mar 2013
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With The Cribs' future in question, following one third of the Wakefield brothers enthusiasm for his new project Exclamation Pony you couldn't really ask for a better encore to their career than this.

From well-established classic indie anthems, including Another Number and Hey Scenesters! to lesser known cult favourites (City of Bugs, Direction, Be Safe) Payola is a treat from start to finish, demonstrating that even retrospectively the Wakey lads are far, far more than another run of the mill indie act riding the NME fashion wave. Hardcore fans will snap this up, regardless of whether or not they've heard it all before, but it's equally as good as an introduction to the band's career, if you don't want to delve straight into one of their five studio albums. Topped off by an enthusiast essay in the booklet and a messy scrapbook of chaotic pictures it's hard to believe that any other compilation released this year will feature the same labour of love clearly executed by The Cribs.

Additionally, it's more than worth the extra few quid to pick up the special edition two disc version to get your hands on the b-sides and difficult to find material included there. Numbers like Glandular Fever Got the Best of Me and To Jackson stand up just as well as anything on CD one, and allows you to become even more absorbed in the fantastic music the U.K.'s best cult act!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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was ordered for a gift for my other half, he said he had all the albums and songs.......he loved this as there are a few extra too, arrived quickly and in immaculate condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars awesome ! 11 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
cant believe iv'e only just discovered the cribs. very refreshing ! this product is extremely reasonable priced as well ! one disk to get you loving the band and then another filled with b-sides and rarities to further explore them. very pleased!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best UK band from the last 10 years 12 April 2013
By Dave
Format:Audio CD
Best UK band from the past 10 years. This is a great introduction to their catalogue. Great album, highly recommended album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Payola 31 May 2013
By Johnny
Format:Audio CD
Payola did not meet my expectations, it exceeded them. A brilliant album, everyone should own it. Another masterpiece from the Jarman brothers.
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