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Beyond the Neighbourhood

AthleteAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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For almost 1,500 years, Europeans used the supposedly mythical black swan as a metaphor for something which could not exist. Imagine their surprise, then, when a late 17th Century explorer spotted one, paddling down a river in Australia. "Millions of people had looked at the world in a certain way for so long," says Athlete frontman Joel Pott "But it only took one sighting to ... Read more in Amazon's Athlete Store

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  • Audio CD (September 25, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • ASIN: B000ROAB76
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,485 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3. Tokyo
4. Airport Disco
5. It's Not Your Fault
6. The Outsiders
7. Flying Over Bus Stops
8. Second Hand Stores
9. In the Library
10. Best Not To Think About It
11. This Is What I Sound Like

Editorial Reviews

2007 album from these successful Britpoppers, following on from the success of their double-platinum selling album Tourist and its Mercury-nominated platinum selling predecessor Vehicles and Animals. Produced and recorded by the band themselves at their own studio in South East London, Beyond The Neighbourhood is a record of true progression and real quality. Its songs are built around the same effortless hooks and snagging melodies that have been Athlete's trademark since their debut single, 'Westside', was released in March 2002. But the album glows with a newfound musical confidence, showing big leaps in terms of ambition, scope and creativity. Parlophone.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great overall album May 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is an album that takes 5 or 6 listens to really enjoy, and it's more of Athlete which is melancholy mood music that I really enjoy. The lyrics are good in that they are interestingly so generic that they can apply to many situations. Some people were hooked by WIres in Tourist or various tracks in Vehicles and Animals, but to me Athlete makes albums full of high quality songs and not singles. I like that while Athlete maintains their "sound" throughout all their albums (dominated by the lead singer), each song is very unique in rhythm and style.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Suprised October 30, 2007
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For those whom are expecting this album to sound like the previous, Tourist, the first track on Beyond the Neighbouhood is a good indicator that Athlete's sound has somewhat eveolved. It is more electronic than their last album, yet it doesn't alienate those familiar with the Tourist album. Joel Pott (lead vocals) is far more subtle with his English accent and constant glisses on every note than on previous albums. Beyond the Neighbourhood is a good album to pick up if you need some new music to listen to, as I found out for myself.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Athlete, not out of shape yet October 4, 2007
Format:Audio CD
After reading several reviews from magazines and articles on the web I was "slightly" skeptical upon picking this up. Now after listening to this I realize what so many critics were hoping for; a release to contain something "generic" that would propel this band into the pop spotlight.

Thankfully that's not the case. Athlete have managed to retain their honest, soulful sound that hopefully will keep me listening to this disc as I do with "Tourist". For anything to have longevity it has to have soul and that's why so many huge acts in the past 10 years fade away quickly. But I have a feeling even if Athlete never become a big success, people after 10 years are going to still enjoy this band.

Admittedly there's nothing ground breaking here, or maybe even original but there's something about their songs that just work, they're well crafted. I also had the opportunity to see this band live in a small venue in Toronto. They sound just like, if not better than their recordings, live which to me is always the sign of a "real" great band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album April 7, 2012
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I fell in love with 'flying over bus stops' and it led me to this hidden gem! Don't know why this hasn't been discovered yet
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