With Love And Squalor [Explicit]
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With Love And Squalor [Explicit]

10 Jan 2006

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  Song Title
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
This Scene Is Dead
Can't Lose
Cash Cow
It's A Hit
The Great Escape (Album Version) [Explicit]
Lousy Reputation
Worth The Wait
What's The Word

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 10 Jan 2006
  • Release Date: 10 Jan 2006
  • Label: Virgin Records America
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Virgin Records America, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 36:56
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001INST38
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,923 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Official Debut 10 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to this for the last week after getting hold of a Promo copy of the album.
It's a great debut (although there have been lots of earlier independant releases) from the trio, and evidence that they are already up there with the best in creating infectious three minute symphonies. Kicking off with the power pop/punk first single, "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" the album gets off to a ferocious start and is an indication of the quality that is to purvey throughout the record.
Dynamically the band is improving all the time, and the songs are continually interesting; "Can't Lose" showcases this. Starting with a stripped down bass/drum/vocal, then sweeping into a guitar-laden chorus, suddenly the middle 8 drops out, falling into an unexpected vocal harmony, before the trio finally storm back into the chorus refrain.
Anyone who's seen the band live will testify that the guys are consummate musicians (and amusing!). The musianship on the album is most prevalent on the trio of songs kicking off with new single, "The Great Escape". Building up from the catchy guitar intro into the drum-rolling crescendo chorus, it's a sublime slice of everything a great single should be. "Textbook" shows the band in more contemplative mood; complete with haunting guitar lick, anguished backing vocals, and matter of fact delivery of chorus, it's expertly carried off. "Lousy Reputation" completes the trilogy, and is for me the standout track of the album. Leading with Chiming guitar, fastidious bassline, and defiant intelligent vocal the song grows gradually before flourishing into an anthemic choral feast.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smashing debut 16 Jun 2006
By Ray L
Format:Audio CD
While not divulging in the same enthusiasm as other reviewers, We Are Scientists have made an essentially 'pop' album. Every song contains a catchy riff and their music can appeal to a wide audience. What's more, With Love and Squalor is in my opinion a massive improvement on their self released EPs and the trio have a sense of humour to boot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars they are scientists! 24 Jan 2006
By darren
Format:Audio CD
All i knew about this band before getting the album was that they were quirky men with weird dress sense. Since getting the album i have learnt that these guys will make it big.
the album is truly supurb. Bit short but amazing all the way through. Like the Kaiser Chief's Employment every track could be a single. Despite their typical indie strumming the songs are actually quite melodic due to the singers different but likeable voice. You can definately sense the NY influence such as the strokes in the music however this is different, its punkier. Easier to dance along to. Cant wait to see them live. Check out tracks "cant lose" and "inaction"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I am appreciative listener 3 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
We are scientists got rather overlooked in 2005, what with the Artic Monkeys excitement, Maximo Park and so on. A bit of a shame, as they present lively and fully-worked songs that will put a smile on your face.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of Last Year 12 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
Like my title suggests, i really really enjoyed this album! Having best sent a mix cd with 'The Great Escape' amongst the tracks i felt compelled to hear the rest of the album and i wasn't disappointed! The album kicks off with the upbeat and edgy 'nobody move...' and keeps up a funky, danceable beat all the way through, only pausing for a breath on 'textbook'. The best songs I.M.O on the this album are Great Escape, Inaction, Cashcow and Nobody Move... however the rest are all very, very good and superb listening! Would recommend this to anyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent debut 10 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard We Are Scientists on radio 1 I was struck by how cathcy and immediately likeable their music is. When I finally got their album a few weeks ago I found it the same. Although it needs a few listens to really tap into the fine quality of the music it is a very good, solid debut.
When ypu first hear the funky guitar riff of 'Nobody Move' you have an idea of what the album is going to be like: fast, funky, and extremly catchy. My favourite songs are 'Lousy Reputation', 'In Action' and 'Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt', simply because this the guys at their best.
My only (if a bit picky) complaint is that it's a bit on the short side at only 37 minutes long. Despite this, if you love Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and/or Maximo Park then this is a highly recommended album which I feel was slightly overlooked in the excitement of all the other bands at the moment (Arctic Monkeys for instance).
I sincerly recommend this excellent piece of indie/pop/punk!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing new talent 18 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
this is one of those albums from a new band that you just have to buy. it is amazing as are the band. the opening track "nobody move nobody get hurt" is such an upbeat catchy song which you cant help but tap your foot along too.
all the other songs continue on this level, with the great escape and in action being standout amazing tracks.
anyone into rock music or even punk/punkrock should buy this album because their cd collection will be at loss without it.
this beats franz ferdinand any day of the week.
buy it
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it! 19 April 2006
By Alan
Format:Audio CD
This album is a grower. When I first listened to it I felt that it was okay and one or two tracks did stand out but relistening to it, it is a really good album. Got everything you want in music; catchy lyrics, cool dancable tunes and music that all genres of rock can enjoy, from the dreaded emo to the cool indie. They are better than the Arctic Monkeys in my personal opinion and if it wasn't from those Monkeys, everyone would be raving bout these instead.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
I bought this as a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, and she loves it, and was just what she wanted.
Published 12 months ago by Arsinoe
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
It is a good album, but with a few songs I don't really like but overall not a bad album.
Published 14 months ago by Suzy
4.0 out of 5 stars Tribute to With Love and Squalor!
This CD introduced me to the world of We Are Scientists with stunningly catchy hits like Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt and The Scene is Dead. Read more
Published on 11 Aug 2011 by GiantKiller
2.0 out of 5 stars lot of filler, minimal thriller
Nobody move, inaction, It's a hit, Great escape these are the tracks that you won't wanna miss, they are WAS on form. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2011 by SweetyPie
5.0 out of 5 stars Best debut album
Even though this is not their first album, they are reffering to it as if it was. And everyone agrees that it is an album with potentials to make a small band from USA appear to... Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2011 by Lena Mac
4.0 out of 5 stars Revenge of the Nerds
We Are Scientists are a New York-based three-piece that released their debut album "With Love and Squalor" in 2005. As their name suggests, they look and talk like nerds. Read more
Published on 1 July 2007 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars They've got brilliance down to a science
This is probably one of the best debut albums ever to grace sound waves. Without a doubt better then The Killers "Hot Fuss" and what's more is, as a live band they can perform like... Read more
Published on 27 April 2006 by R. Beddoe
5.0 out of 5 stars UNDER-HYPED BLISS
i don't usually listen to modern music, as i prefer classic rock and stuff like that, but when my friend told me about this band, i heard 1 song - loved it, and bought the album... Read more
Published on 21 April 2006 by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I think this album is really good, after hearing it's a hit, i borrowed my boyfriend's copy of this album and i couldnt stop listening to it. Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2006 by E. Pike
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year
This album has been on my iPod almost constantly since I purchased it back in october. I think it stands head and shoulders above the competition. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2006 by Billy No mates
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