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Sounds From Nowheresville [CD]

The Ting Tings Audio CD
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by Stewart Mason

Named after a Chinese friend whose name sounds like the Mandarin pronunciation of "bandstand," the Ting Tings -- a scrappy, dance-oriented indie pop duo consisting of singer/guitarist Katie White and drummer Jules De Martino -- formed in the Salford district of Manchester, England, in 2006. Prior to forming the group, the pair worked together in 2001 when White ... Read more in Amazon's The Ting Tings Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Feb 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia/Sony
  • ASIN: B0044R8G4C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,588 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Hit Me Down Sonny 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hang It Up [Explicit] 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Give It Back 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Guggenheim 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Soul Killing 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. One By One 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Day To Day 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Help 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. In Your Life 2:580.99  Buy MP3 

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The Ting Tings trademark, which inspired the album title for bandmates Katie White and Jules De Martino is simple; to make tracks that sound different to the one before; to have musical freedom and to be held by no boundaries. The first single ‘Hang It Up’ with its irresistible two chord guitar riff symbolises just that.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Crowy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When The Tings Tings first appeared on the scene they were fun, they were hip, they had imagination and they had some catchy pop songs. They also have a good look. Everything was in their favour. So expectations for their second album comes pretty high.

If i was to listen to the reviews of this album then i would have missed out on a super sounding album. Admittedly it is a more polished version of their first one which is no bad thing. More importantly it is still fun, still fresh and it still provides you with a blast of catchy pop tunes. Also the more i listen to it the more i think it captures some of the energy that the band project during their live performances.

I just wish the band were more prolific and released more material. I hope we don't have to wait another 4 years before the next album.

Anybody who has listened to the poor reviews and didn't purchase the album are certainly missing out on a treat !

It's still cool to like The Ting Tings...........
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I find Ting Tings' album Sounds From Nowheresville an odd one. With the exception of Standard track 'Hang It Up' the rest of the standard tracks lack much likability, some sound too shout-out-like. Its not untill you start to listen to the Deluxe Edition tracks that you start to forgive the albums sound. Usually remixes are rather poor on Deluxe edition album releases, but these are the first that actually work well.
Overall the main album fails to provide really any interesting tracks, the deluxe tracks provide some interesting mixes and demos but doesnt save the albums release as a whole.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nosedive 23 Mar 2012
By The usual suspect TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
'We started nothing', for me was great but the reviews suggest that The Ting Tings have got themselves a hate club?
Unlike the debut however, Sounds from Nowheresville, lives up to its name. Fantastic opening tracks have you thinking they've got an album full of catchy tracks that they have most definitely proved to be capable of. But no, after track 4 things fall apart for me. In 4 years unfortunately, The Tings Tings have only managed to come of with 33 mins of a mixed bag. Unfortunately, in 2012 this just isn't good enough to survive. Big shame.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a love ting 29 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you liked the first album you should love this one.
Every track - yes, every one is just brilliant. It's got everything in the right quantities, like a perfect cake: great rhythms; catchy hooks; humour; the best white reggae i've heard since the Police; beautiful love songs; and a gorgeous cello solo too.
This has been my most listened-to CD this year and i am really looking forward to their next album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of remixes 25 Mar 2013
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Whilst not their best I felt it a shame that it was so low-priced on Amazon. I would have paid more than 2 (?) happily, but then I won't complain about saving money on the real thing! Plently of tunes, including half the CD filled with remixes which weren't simply a different back song but generally good. Stand out song for me is Soul killing with it's beat and happy context.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ting Tings - Sounds from Nowheresville 16 Dec 2012
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Excellent album - came on time as expected. Would definately buy more of their material. Also bought the same CD for a family member for Christmas.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mundane 6 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
Disappointing on balance. We Started Nothing was an engaging, catchy piece of work - I like it, my kids like it (4 and 7) and so does my wife. In fact it's the only album in my car she can bear to listen to! But this isn't even in the same league - in comparison it's tedious. A shame.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bigger, better and stronger 1 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
It seems like a cliche to say that the Ting Tings have 'come of age', 'grown up' or 'matured', but 'Sounds from Nowheresville' certainly gives that impression. There is a good mix of modern styles on the album and a bigger sound than the debut 'We Started Nothing'.

What I thought was the teaser single 'Hands' does not feature on the album, which is a shame, but that said there's plenty of good tracks without it. There has been some comparison to the eclectic album 'Paul's Boutique' by The Beastie Boys, maybe because it marks a departure from the expected sound of the Ting Tings, but apart from that I don't see the relationship.

There's still some really catchy pop tunes on the album, but there's less lyrical repetition than on 'We Started Nothing' and there seems to be great big dollops of funk and soul loaded into the mix. Katie White is still mostly rapping out lyrics rather than singing what some people would call 'proper songs' but that's how the Ting Tings roll and it works brilliantly on tracks such as 'Hang It Up' and 'Soul Killing' (with a 'sub chorus' reminiscent of 'Another Brick in the Wall' by Pink Floyd and touches of Lily Allen) coupled with Jules de Martino's solid beats. That said there are some good electric guitars in 'Give it Back' which could go down well live if they really beef up the rock angle, parts of 'Guggenheim' are like something out of Grease, and the last track 'In Your Life' could be described as a haunting ballad with some serious classical sounding strings.

Some people who don't like change will describe this as a mish-mash, but I have listened to it now three times in a row and it is a serious grower, and so, despite the awful cover and the over-use of cowbells, I will give it five stars.
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Reviewed said single but never got round to the album. Well, it`s a bloody amazing one from the said Ting Tings. Read more
Published 24 months ago by LM
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait, love it.
This album offers the listener an aural delight, I love it. Was given Started Something as a gift having been impressed by their performance at Glastonbury a few years ago and was... Read more
Published on 13 April 2012 by Lynn H
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A great album of diverse styles which is a really grower.
I bought this CD when it came out, despite some horrible reviews. Read more
Published on 6 April 2012 by Vilson
I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE THREE STAR RATING?! It's very rarely I write reviews on these sites concerning a specific record as everybody acquires to different tastes. Read more
Published on 1 April 2012 by jackNblonde
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