Finelines (album)

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Finelines
Studio album by My Vitriol
Released 3 March 2001
29 July 2002 (re-released)
Recorded 2000
Genre Alternative rock, shoegazing, nu gaze
Length 48:02
Label Infectious (UK)
Epic/Sony (U.S.)
Producer Chris Sheldon, Som Wardner
Singles from Finelines
  1. "Losing Touch"
    Released: 3 April 2000
  2. "Cemented Shoes"
    Released: 10 July 2000
  3. "Pieces"
    Released: 30 October 2000
  4. "Always: Your Way"
    Released: 12 February 2001
  5. "Grounded"
    Released: 7 May 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Contactmusic.com (9.5/10)[2]
Drowned in Sound (10/10)[3]
NME (6/10)[4]
Rockfeedback 3/5 stars[5]

Finelines is the debut album released in 2001 by the British alternative rock band My Vitriol. The album spawned five singles and reached 24th on the UK Albums Chart and received huge critical acclaim.[6] The album has been credited with revitalising the shoegaze scene and ushering in a love of FX pedals amongst a new wave of British acts, often referred to as nu gaze after My Vitriol frontman Som Wardner stated that My Vitriol were not a shoegaze band, "but you could probably call us Nu-Gaze."

The album was re-released as a double album package in 2002 with a B-side and rarities CD titled 'Between the Lines'.

The "Red Queen" of "Ode to the Red Queen" refers to the Red Queen's Hypothesis.

Track listing[edit]

Finelines

  • All songs written by Som Wardner.
  1. "Alpha Waves" – 2:16
  2. "Always: Your Way" – 3:50
  3. "The Gentle Art of Choking" – 3:29
  4. "Kohlstream" – 0:26
  5. "Cemented Shoes" – 3:02
  6. "Grounded" – 2:31
  7. "C.O.R. (Critic-Orientated-Rock)" – 0:38
  8. "Infantile" – 3:48
  9. "Ode to the Red Queen" – 4:04
  10. "Tongue Tied" – 5:18
  11. "Windows & Walls" – 3:29
  12. "Taprobane" – 1:19
  13. "Losing Touch" – 3:03
  14. "Pieces" – 4:25
  15. "Falling Off the Floor" – 3:22
  16. "Under the Wheels" – 3:02
  17. "All of Me" – 4:01 (Japanese release only)
  18. "Another Lie" – 2:07 (Japanese release only)
  19. "Safety Zones & Crumple Zones" – 2:36 (Japanese release only)

Between the Lines (included in 2002 UK release)

  1. "Deadlines"
  2. "Wait a Minute"
  3. "Windows & Walls (Piano Version)"
  4. "Safety Zones & Crumple Zones"
  5. "Vapour Trails"
  6. "Taprobane & Losing Touch (Acoustic Session)"
  7. "Oh Father"
  8. "Spotlights"
  9. "Moodswings"
  10. "Game of Pricks"
  11. "Another Lie"
  12. "It Came Crashing"
  13. "Static"
  14. "Always: Your Way (Live Acoustic)"
  15. "Breakfast (Live session)"
  16. "All of Me"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dean Carlson. "Finelines". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "My Vitriol: Finelines/Between the Lines". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Pamela Leader (26 March 2001). "My Vitriol - Finelines". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Mark Beaumont (8 March 2001). "My Vitriol : Finelines". NME. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Toby L. "My Vitriol - 'Finelines' & 'Between The Lines' (Infectious)". Rockfeedback. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Metacritic Reviews of Finelines". Retrieved August 14, 2010. 

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