Ether Song

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Ether Song
Studio album by Turin Brakes
Released March 3, 2003 (UK)
Genre Folk rock
Label Source (UK)
Producer Tony Hoffer
Turin Brakes chronology
The Optimist LP
(2001)
Ether Song
(2003)
Jackinabox
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Guardian 4.0/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 3.0/5 stars [3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.0/5 stars [4]

Ether Song is the second album by British rock band Turin Brakes. Following the band's 2001 debut album The Optimist LP, the album was a bit of a departure, relying on more electric instruments. Despite the change in sound, the album was received well by critics and reached #4 on the United Kingdom album charts.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian. 

No. Title Length
1. "Blue Hour"   3:42
2. "Average Man"   2:43
3. "Long Distance"   4:27
4. "Self Help"   4:23
5. "Falling Down"   3:30
6. "Stone Thrown"   4:04
7. "Clear Blue Air"   3:52
8. "Pain Killer (Summer Rain)"   3:56
9. "Full of Stars"   4:40
10. "Panic Attack"   2:29
11. "Little Brother"   5:33
12. "Rain City"   15:15
13. "Ether Song" (hidden track)  

The album also occasionally came with bonus discs, depending on the region and version. The album was later released with the single "5 Mile (These Are the Days)" as a bonus CD, but initial pressings with bonus discs came with the following tracklist:

  1. Blue Hour (home recording)
  2. Self Help (SBN session)
  3. Long Distance (SBN session)
  4. Bright Golden Lights (home recording)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Kingsley. "Turin Brakes: Ether Song > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (28 February 2003). "Turin Brakes: Ether Song". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone review". [dead link]
  4. ^ "Turin Brakes: Ether Song". tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011.