Do You Like Rock Music?

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Do You Like Rock Music?
Studio album by British Sea Power
Released 14 January 2008 (2008-01-14)
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

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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Favourable[2]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[4]
The List 4/5 stars[5]
NME 7/10[6]
Paste Magazine 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[citation needed]
The Times 4/5 stars[9]
Tinymixtapes 4/5 stars[10]

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.[8]

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

Track listing[edit]

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


British Sea Power
  • Jan Scott Wilkinson ("Yan") – vocals, guitar
  • Martin Noble ("Noble") – guitar
  • Neil Hamilton Wilkinson ("Hamilton") – bass, vocals, guitar
  • Matthew Wood ("Wood") – drums

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 97
Irish Albums (IRMA)[13] 37
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 10
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom 14 January 2008
Australia 9 February 2008
United States 12 February 2008