Falcon (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Falcon
Studio album by The Courteeners
Released 22 February 2010 (2010-02-22)
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Indie rock, Britpop
Length 49:20
Label Polydor
Producer Ed Buller
The Courteeners chronology
St. Jude
(2008)
Falcon
(2010)
Anna
(2013)
Singles from Falcon
  1. "You Overdid It Doll"
    Released: 15 February 2010
  2. "Take Over The World"
    Released: 26 April 2010
  3. "Scratch Your Name Upon My Lips"
    Released: 6 December 2010

Falcon is the second album from Manchester band The Courteeners. It was officially available for pre-order on 7 December 2009, however it appeared on recordstore.co.uk on 5 December and was released on 22 February 2010. Since release, the album has garnered mixed reviews from many critics, but several major music publications such as NME and Mojo have given the album highly positive reviews.

The album has also been noted as a much more polished and ambitious album than their debut, St. Jude. The album has seen the release of three singles, "You Overdid It Doll" was released on 15 February 2010, peaking at number 28 in the UK; "Take Over the World" was released on 26 April 2010, peaking at number 144 and "Scratch Your Name Upon My Lips", which is due for release on 6 December 2010.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Q Magazine 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Mojo Magazine 4/5 stars[citation needed]
NME 8/10 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 4/10 stars[3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[4]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[5]
The Times 2/5 stars[6]
BBC (favourable)[7]
Metro 4/5 stars[8]
No. Title Length
1. "The Opener"   5:19
2. "Take Over the World"   3:44
3. "Cross My Heart & Hope To Fly"   4:01
4. "You Overdid It Doll"   4:09
5. "Lullaby"   4:09
6. "Good Times Are Calling"   3:15
7. "The Rest of the World Has Gone Home"   3:27
8. "Sycophant"   4:31
9. "Cameo Brooch"   4:20
10. "Scratch Your Name Upon My Lips"   4:29
11. "Last of the Ladies"   3:25
12. "Will It Be This Way Forever?"   4:39

[9][10]

Credits[edit]

The Courteeners
Additional Personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Review: Falcon". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "NME Review". 
  3. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  4. ^ Dean, Will (18 February 2010). "The Guardian". London. 
  5. ^ "Digital Spy". 
  6. ^ Naughton, Philippe; Savage, Michael. "The Times review". London. 
  7. ^ "BBC review". 
  8. ^ "Metro". 
  9. ^ "Falcon: The Courteeners: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  10. ^ "Falcon (Two Disc Edition: Includes Second Folio): The Courteeners: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-15.