Galore (Dragonette album)

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Galore
Studio album by Dragonette
Released August 6, 2007 (2007-08-06)
Recorded 2005–07
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 36:58
Label Mercury
Producer Iyiola Babalola, Dragonette, Junkie XL, Greg Kurstin, Darren Lewis, Steve Power
Dragonette chronology
Dragonette EP
(2005)
Galore
(2007)
Fixin to Thrill
(2009)
Singles from Fixin to Thrill
  1. "I Get Around"
    Released: April 30, 2007 (2007-04-30)
  2. "Take It Like a Man"
    Released: July 23, 2007 (2007-07-23)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music favourable[4]
ChartAttack 4/5[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
The Observer 3/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]
Spin 6/10[9]

Galore is the debut studio album by Canadian electronic music band Dragonette. It was released digitally on August 6, 2007 and physically on September 24, 2007 by Mercury Records. The album contains a mix of newly recorded tracks and reworked songs which had featured on their independently released Dragonette EP, which was available through the band's website two years earlier.

Release[edit]

Anticipation for the album was increased early in 2007 when Popjustice published a "Greatest Hits of 2007" list including four of the album's tracks: "I Get Around", "True Believer", "Marvellous" and "Competition".[10] While "I Get Around" and "Take It Like a Man" were both released as proper singles, music videos for "Competition" and "Jesus Doesn't Love Me" were filmed and released online.

Galore was first released digitally in the United Kingdom and the United States in August 2007. A physical release followed in the UK and Canada in September 2007, and in the US in November 2008.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Get Around"   Martina Sorbara, Dan Kurtz Dragonette 3:28
2. "Competition"   Sorbara, Kurtz Dragonette, Greg Kurstin 3:27
3. "Take It Like a Man"   Sorbara, Kurtz, Steve Chrisanthou, Pete Prilesnik Dragonette 3:03
4. "True Believer"   Sorbara, Kurtz Dragonette, Kurstin 3:42
5. "Another Day"   Sorbara, Kurtz Dragonette 2:52
6. "Get Lucky"   Sorbara Dragonette 3:05
7. "Jesus Doesn't Love Me"   Sorbara, Kurtz Dragonette, Junkie XL 2:52
8. "Black Limousine"   Sorbara, Kurtz, Kurstin Dragonette, Kurstin 3:38
9. "Gold Rush"   Sorbara, Kurtz, Joel Stouffer Dragonette, Darren Lewis, Iyiola Babalola 3:40
10. "You Please Me"   Sorbara, Kurtz Dragonette, Steve Power 4:23
11. "Marvellous"   Sorbara, Kurtz Dragonette 2:48

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Galore adapted from liner notes.[12]

Dragonette
  • Dragonette – production
  • Martina Sorbara – vocals (all tracks); keyboards (4, 5, 11)
  • Dan Kurtz – bass, keyboards, programming (all tracks); backing vocals (2–4, 6–11); guitar (1–3, 7–11); electric guitar (4, 5)
  • Joel Stouffer – drums (1–5, 8–11); keyboards (3, 9); percussion (6)
  • Will Stapleton – guitar (3); acoustic guitar (5, 6)
  • Simon Craig – guitar (1, 2)
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[13] 80

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United States August 6, 2007[14] I Surrender Records Digital download
United Kingdom August 20, 2007[15] Mercury Records
September 24, 2007[16] CD
Canada September 25, 2007[17] Universal Music CD, digital download
United States November 4, 2008[11] I Surrender Records CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galore – Dragonette". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ Norman, Ben. "Dragonette – Galore". About.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Galore – Dragonette". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ Kraines, Talia (September 21, 2007). "Review of Dragonette – Galore". BBC Music. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ Whibbs, Shannon (October 2, 2007). "Dragonette – Galore". ChartAttack. Archived from the original on September 4, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (August 3, 2007). "Dragonette, Galore". The Guardian. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  7. ^ Flynn, Paul (July 15, 2007). "Dragonette, Galore". The Observer. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  8. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (November 9, 2008). "Dragonette: Galore". Slant Magazine. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ Walters, Barry (October 31, 2008). "Dragonette, 'Galore' (I Surrender)". Spin. Buzz Media. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Greatest Hits Of 2007". Popjustice. 2007. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Galore: Dragonette". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  12. ^ Galore (CD liner notes). Dragonette. Universal Music Canada. 2007. 0251736821. 
  13. ^ "Top 100 Albums in Canada". Jam! Canoe.ca. October 21, 2007. Archived from the original on October 30, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Galore by Dragonette". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Galore by Dragonette". iTunes Store UK. Apple. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Dragonette: Galore". HMV. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  17. ^ "GALORE by DRAGONETTE". HMV Canada. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 

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