- Audio CD (July 6, 1999)
- Original Release Date: July 6, 1999
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Jet Set Records
- ASIN: B00000JIQV
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,995 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
England Made Me
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Top Customer Reviews
Each song on the album, possesses its own charisma, sometimes playing on the ideas of death and decay and other times relishing is mischevious childhood fantasies. "Girl Singing In the Wreckage" is a ballad of a young woman examining her very state of being, acknowledging the sad normality of her existance and at the same time, inventing a sense of mystery about herself. The track "England Made Me", weaves a tale of a disturbing characters who admits to 'sleeping with the enemy before betraying both sides'.
For the poet in all of us, the lyrics are infactuating. For the musician in all of us, the tunes are somber and delightful. One can expect Black Box Recorder to take you from your bedroom in the attic to an enchanted pixie-garden, where the faeries read H.P. Lovecraft, steal cars and smoke cigarettes until dawn.
- Jonathan H.
STANDOUT TRACKS: 02- ENGLAND MADE ME, 06- CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 10- KIDNAPPING AN HEIRESS, 13- WONDERFUL LIFE, 15- FACTORY RADIO
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This CD was intended as a birthday present for my youngest daughter. The packaging was appropriate and the CD arrived on time safely. It worked well and was very appreciated.Published on January 17, 2014 by Timothy E McElroy
I'm a Johnny come lately to this band and wow , what a fantastic discovery. On this album Black Box Recorder sounds a like the sinister but delightful child of the Velvet... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Unquiet American
Sarah Nixey's arch delivery makes her sweet vocals oh so sinister. She knows where you're hiding, and she's telling the world in dulcet tones of diabolicism!Published on July 2, 2012 by Daly Mavorneen,
England made me, and black box is a rather down-cast eyes version of sub culture soft goth.
It carries overtones of meloncholy and twisted smiles. Read more
A good start for BBR, very short but sensitive tracks, starting from "Girl singing in the wreckage". Sarah Nixey's voice is a revelation. A must have for electronic pop lovers.Published on December 20, 2007 by Marco Bazzini
The songs here are so alluringly gloomy that I want to have sex with all of them. But of course they'd reject me. They always do.Published on December 7, 2006 by Theseus
Like the 2nd album which is Facts Of Life,this US release has a diff. sleeve and some bsides as bonus tracks.A must have and a wonderful debut.Published on March 24, 2002 by Behic Gencoglu
I was visiting a friend in Liverpool when I first heard this CD. Apparently, it's quite popular there. Read morePublished on January 13, 2002 by nelo caravesi
This is a very interesting album. I hesitate to use the phrase 'fine album' because it doesn't do it justice, and 'great' or 'brilliant' aren't quite justified. Read morePublished on December 13, 2001 by Silk