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  • Audio CD (18 Aug. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline International License External
  • ASIN: B00K1RFDJK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,008 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Wake Up
  2. You K(no)w
  3. Out On The Streets
  4. Shot In the Dark
  5. Roy Orbison
  6. Thought I Wasn't Ready
  7. E.N.D.
  8. Accidental song
  9. Better Than Him
  10. Enough
  11. Black Rose

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1. Wake Up
2. You K(no)w
3. Out On The Streets
4. Shot In the Dark
5. Roy Orbison
6. Thought I Wasn't Ready
7. E.N.D.
8. Accidental song
9. Better Than Him
10. Enough
11. Black Rose

The Magic Numbers have returned with their most confident and compelling album to date, 'ALIAS', including their brand new single 'Shot In The Dark'. 'ALIAS' augments The Magic Numbers' signature vocal harmonies with a darker, electrifying atmosphere and captures on record the infectious energy of the band's live performances. The result is a new, powerful sound for the band. From the dramatically poignant openers 'Wake Up' and 'You K(no)w' the album builds in intensity, opening out into the string-laden backdrop of the soulful, seductive 'Thought I Wasn't Ready' and the majestic 'Roy Orbison'. New single 'Shot In The Dark' is bursting with existential angst and animalistic guitars that echo Neil Young's work with Crazy Horse. This will be Mercury Prize nominees The Magic Numbers' fourth album.

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I remember the first time I heard the Magic Numbers, they seemed to tap into a bygone type of music that was instantly familiar. The first album had many highlights, and I still listen to some of those songs today (some 10? Years later).
I bought the second album, and admit I didn't like it so much. One or two songs, but apart from that I was disappointed. And that's where me and The Magic Numbers parted company.

So this then - 'Alias'. I heard Shot in the dark and really liked it. It built cleverly with melodic twists and turns. All the way to something that features quite heavily on this album: Romeo really wiggling out on the guitar. Right up my alley (so to speak!)

I've listened several times now. It's great - I love it. I think it will reward repeat listens and those that have rated it low already possibly did so rather flippantly. But music is a funny thing. One man's (or woman's) Beatles is another's One Dimension.

Another thing - the bass is great (to the extent that I put Michelle Stodart into my all stars female supergroup). Sean on drums has created something multilayer and rather special and you can really see Angela's influence strongly coming through now (the female/male vocals throughout push them far out from the herd).

So I endorse wholeheartedly. It's not soft and fluffy anymore. It's edgy and powerful.
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I absolutely love this CD... in fact I'd go as far as to say it's one of my albums of the year.

Because I've been a more vague acquaintance of The Magic Numbers' music through previous releases I wouldn't profess to be able to accurately compare this with what has gone before. I read somewhere that the band's 4-year hiatus was due to the fact that they didn't want to release something until they had a group of songs they were totally happy with. For me, they should be very happy indeed.

The opening tracks (Wake Up and You K<no>w) are quite expansive and a step away from atypical indie tunes so this may be not to the immediate taste of fans and perhaps makes it difficult for them to warm to Alias... dare I say they are a touch 'proggy' in their scope? Well, I've said it now!

The next two tracks (Out On The Streets and Shot In The Dark) are probably more in keeping with what they did on their first album and that's no criticism. The follower called Roy Orbison is such a bittersweet song and lovely gem.

There are shades of ELO on E.N.D. and although Accidental Song has elements of Arcade Fire I actually prefer the alternative version on the expanded release that comes with 4 bonus tracks.

I would heartily recommend this album to anyone whether you are a fan of The Magic Numbers or not. The expanded version is definitely worth the extra expense and if you don't get it you will be missing out on more magic.
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The Magic Numbers have the ability to write clever melodic songs, I realise that's hugely unfashionable but if you like clever lyrics with great arrangements then it's time to rediscover the Magic Numbsrs. This ltd edition lasts 75 minutes and it never over stays it's welcome. Bravely opening with the six minute Wake Up, this opus shows what a great songwriter Romeo Stobart is, lifting influences from The Beach Boys, The Beatles & cult power pop cult figures such as Jellyfish & The Greenberry Woods this record deserves a huge audience but there's just too many good songs here. The closing 4 bonus songs are alt versions of 4 of the songs here, bonus songs usually mean poor live versions serving as filler. Not here the voices of The Magic Numbers sound like CSN they're that good. Like good intelligent pop music? Buy it.
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I had previously loved the magic numbers sound and seen them several times live ...great gigs ! Was dissapointed in this CD felt like they were trying too hard to be grown up moody and complex for me this translated as depressing .None of the tracks made me want to get up and dance .what a shame !!!
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I loved the first 2 Magic Numbers albums, and have seen them many times in concert, but, sorry, this album just doesn't do it for me. Its sadly just rather bland and lacking any great melodies. To be filed at the back of the drawer under "don't bother".
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I love the MAgic Numbers but this album just simply doesn't compare to their previous ones. It's OK, but I expected more.
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By DB on 21 Sept. 2014
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Excellent a return to form. Great songwriting and musically tight.
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if you like their first album, and have been slightly underwhelmed by the rest, then don t worry!!! This is as least as good as their debut..........what more do you need to say?
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