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“When I was ten, I wanted to explore the world.”

Pop begins here.

In a bedroom in the North, the South, the East or the West, softly-lit thanks to the scarf thrown across the lamp – just like Bolan’s, or Bowie’s, or Agnetha’s, or Kylie’s. It comes through headphones black and bulky, or small and cushioned. Down the canal to the drum, the ... Read more in Amazon's Saint Etienne Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Jun. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Enhanced
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0008G2FV8
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 774,885 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Client Amazon on 9 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
In the last 6 months i've become obsessed with Saint Etienne, ever since snapping up their "Smash The System" compilation in a sale. They have the most fascinating aesthetic of any band....so naturally i rushed out and bought this new single (and for the record, HMV have it cheaper than Amazon do, which is unusual).
I excitedly stick it in the player, and its all over in....7 minutes or so. "Side Streets" is a great track, albeit less upbeat than most Etienne material, but the B-sides, whilst not being dreadful, are extremely short, and not as enthrawling as they could be. "The Leyton Art Inferno" (track 2) is a nice enough instrumental, but dies after just 2 minutes, and leaves you wanting more. The last track leaves you feeling just the same (though it has vocals this time). As a result, i deem this single as an item for Etienne diehards only, not really worth the bother for the lay listener (though at least you get a video!).
I should also be critical of the fact that two parts to the single were released. The first part contains just one (reasonable) B-side and nothing else, the disc is barely 5 minutes long in total....and it could easily have been included in the same CD as this one. Fair enough, it helps the chart position...but seems highly unecessary.
If you want GOOD Saint Etienne singles, listen to those from past albums...."Sylvie" (part1) contains three very interesting and enjoyable B-sides as well as the main track, and is so good overall that it can be treated as a mini-album. The same goes for "The Bad Photographer", "Avenue" and "You're In A Bad Way" which all serve as thoroughly enjoyable mini-album experiences. The latter certainly exhibits a sense of humour also.
This single will [hopefully] make the Top 40 this weekend, but if you like the track and want to know more, i advise you to buy their new album. The single (as a complete disc) is not a grower.
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Saint Etienne - Side Streets 1 Mar. 2011
By scoundrel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
SIDE STREETS is a perfect bit of pastoral pop from Saint Etienne, with just a hint of violence. Just the way I like it, really. There's only one b-side, "You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover," a two-minute confection that's nice but not quite enough to justify its purchase to anyone but ardent fans.
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Pure Summer Bliss 13 Jun. 2005
By J. S. Grimsley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The return of the world's greatest band- sugary sweet Sarah Cracknell weaves the perfect summer melody of sublime aural landscapes - a siren for the soundtrack of life. Exquisite!
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