Do You Like Rock Music?

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Do You Like Rock Music?
Studio album by British Sea Power
Released United Kingdom 14 January 2008
Australia 9 February 2008
United States 12 February 2008
Genre Indie rock
Length 54:37
Label Rough Trade
Producer BSP & Graham Sutton
British Sea Power chronology
Open Season
Do You Like Rock Music?
Man Of Aran
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
BBC (Favourable) link
Blender 3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (9/10) link
The List 4/5 stars link
NME 7/10 stars link
Paste Magazine 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10) link
Q 4/5 stars
The Times 4/5 stars link
Tinymixtapes 4/5 stars link

Do You Like Rock Music? is the third album from the Brighton-based English band, British Sea Power. It was released on 14 January 2008 in the UK and 12 February 2008 in the United States. The album is preceded by the Krankenhaus? EP, released on digital download on 8 October 2007.

It entered the UK Albums Chart at number 10 and the Irish Albums Chart at number 37.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All in It" (Yan) - 2:11
  2. "Lights Out for Darker Skies" (Yan) - 6:36
  3. "No Lucifer" (Hamilton) - 3:27
  4. "Waving Flags" (Noble/Yan) - 4:07
  5. "Canvey Island" (Yan) - 3:41
  6. "Down on the Ground" (Hamilton) - 4:23
  7. "A Trip Out" (Hamilton/Wood) - 3:16
  8. "The Great Skua" (Noble) - 4:35
  9. "Atom" (Yan) - 5:38
  10. "No Need to Cry" (Hamilton) - 3:43
  11. "Open the Door" (Hamilton) - 4:56
  12. "We Close Our Eyes" (Yan) - 8:04


It is one of the few albums to not receive an actual numerical review from Pitchfork Media, instead initially receiving a rating of "U.2", with a middling review citing its ambitious nature while stating "Do You Like Rock Music? doesn't fail miserably... but disappoints gently." After a change to their site layout and rating presentation, that rating now appears as 8.2, though the review itself has not changed.[1]

The album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize on July 22, 2008.[citation needed]


Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak Chart Position
United Kingdom: UK Albums Chart 10
Ireland: Irish Albums Chart 37
United States: Billboard Top Heatseekers 5
Netherlands: Mega Top 50 97[2]


  1. ^ British Sea Power: Do You Like Rock Music? - Pitchfork Media
  2. ^ Do You Like Rock Music?, Dutch Mega Top 50 Charts [1] (Retrieved September 10, 2008)