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I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose


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Bombay Bicycle Club's skyrocketing journey to indie rock notoriety started in 2007 when the band, made up of Jack Steadman (vocals, guitars), Jamie MacColl (guitars), Suren De Saram (drums), and Ed Nash (bass), from North London self-released their debut EP, 2007's The Boy I Used To Be followed by 2008's Indie Chart-topping EP How We Are. After the success of both releases, Bombay Bicycle Club took to the studio to record their debut full length 'I Had The Blues But Shook Them Loose' and upon release the band were named 'Best New Band of 2009' by the NME. Available for the first time in the U.S. (limited to 3,000).

1. Emergency Contraception Blues
2. Lamplight
3. Evening/Morning
4. Dust on the Ground
5. Ghost
6. Always Like This
7. Magnet
8. Cancel On Me
9. Autumn
10. The Hill
11. What If
12. The Giantess
13. Open House (Bonus Track)
14. Curl Up Like A Dead Leaf and Go Where the Wind Blows (Bonus Track)
15. Glass To Glass (Bonus Track)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 27, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arena Rock
  • ASIN: B003QTBU1A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,153 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By So & So So & So on December 4, 2010
Format: Audio CD
It's unforgivable that these guys aren't yet enjoying the same kind of success as Death Cab or Modest Mouse. Listen to "Always Like This" or "Ghost" and tell me they're not every bit as talented. The entire band has a synergy to them that makes it sound like they've been playing off of each other for years and years. Everything flows so well, and seems so natural and fluid. The rhythm section, especially, is unbelievable. Reminds me of "Silent Alarm"-era Bloc Party. I have to watch my comparisons though, because BBC has produced a sound that - while it pays homage to other sources - is completely their own. The only (minor) gripe I had was that I wanted to hear Jack Steadman, the lead singer, just once bust out in a scream like the "lost and loaded" part from "Lazy Eye" by Silversun Pickups. But hey, guess they're just not that kind of band. And there's so much else to love on this album that it's almost not worth mentioning. Seriously, if you've never heard this amazing band, check out "What If", "Cancel On Me", or "Always Like This". I'm sure fans of Two Door Cinema Club, We Are Scientists, Vampire Weekend, even Florence & the Machine, will find a new favorite band. And hopefully, once you've bought this album, you will SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS! Spread the love! Tell everybody about Bombay Bicycle Club! Give 'em the recognition they deserve!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Vance on November 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I've had this album on repeat for weeks and weeks now and still haven't tired of it. I can't recommend checking it out enough, they take influences from all over the place including bands such as sonic youth, joy division, stone roses, placebo and mumford and sons (flaws album) to name a few a few mind but their driving bass lines and unique vocals from Jack Steadmen help create their own style. I love listening to this album on my Denon D2000s, the pounding bass line in Evening/Morning and the church like mantra of Always like this just never tire.

Saw them live in Manchester last month and it's genuinely one of the best gigs i've ever been to and i've seen Led Zep live...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter B. on December 14, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
It's extraordinarily rare that I review the music I purchase (I'm no music critic), but I can't NOT say anything about this album. Absolutely one of my current favorites, I find it hard not to put this album on repeat. All of Bombay Bicycle Club's albums are fantastic, but this was the first one I heard and I immediately fell in love with them. "Lamplight," in particular, has a great rhythm to it and is probably personal favorite track. Other favorites include "Always Like This" and "What If." Their songs vary from upbeat and exciting with strong foundations from the drummer (most of the album) to lyrical and more guitar-driven tracks like "The Giantess."

I highly recommend all of their albums, but the others don't quite match up to this one. An absolute must-buy.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 2, 2009
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This is a really solid debut producted by Jim Abbiss (Artic Monkeys and Kasabian). What a pleasant find and evidentially I'm not the only one as there are no other Amazon reviews for thisyear. Give it a go and listen to Lamplight, Always Like This and Cancel On Me... solid!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Igor P. Russo on November 27, 2012
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Amazing band... Favorite band! Great music, very original :)

Check them out live if you like them, even better! :)
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