Girls and Weather

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Girls and Weather
Studio album by The Rumble Strips
Released September 10, 2007
Genre Rock
Length 37:46
Label Fallout Records
Producer Tony Hoffer
The Rumble Strips chronology
Girls and Weather
(2007)
Welcome to the Walk Alone
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
NME 7/10 stars (7/10) link
Q 4/5 stars
Rocklouder 3/5 stars link
Spin 4/5 stars link

Girls and Weather is the debut album from the Devon-based band The Rumble Strips. It was released on September 10, 2007 by the Universal Music Group sub-label Island Records.

Allmusic reviewer Katherine Fulton said that "happy melodies coupled with bittersweet lyrics are a running theme throughout the album", being quick to note this is a good thing because "it's a formula that works well for the Rumble Strips."[1] She sums up the album by saying it "loses neither steam nor charm throughout; it's an album for adults who want an excuse to behave like kids again."[1] NME reviewer Jamie Fullerton focuses in particular on the frontman, indicating that the "cheesy, into-the-sunset fantasy is just another indication of Waller's total detachment from the current grot-rock set, just as he's detached from the cretins who brand him a Dexy's photocopier."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Soul" - 2:44
  2. "Alarm Clock" - 3:13
  3. "Building a Boat" - 2:38
  4. "Girls and Boys in Love" - 2:33
  5. "Oh Creole" - 3:15
  6. "Motorcycle" - 3:56
  7. "Time" - 3:32
  8. "Clouds" - 3:37
  9. "Don't Dumb Down" - 2:53
  10. "Cowboy" - 2:39
  11. "Hate Me (You Do)" - 3:13
  12. "Hands" - 3:32
  13. "Girls and Weather" - 3:44 (Japanese Edition Bonus Track)
  14. "The Boys Are Back in Town" - 4:07 (Japanese Edition Bonus Track)
  15. "Girls and Boys in Love (Hot Chip Remix)" - 3:45 (Japanese Edition Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Todd Burke, Jason Gossman - engineers
  • Jonathan de Villiers - photography
  • Duncan Ellis - management
  • Tappin Gofton - art direction, design
  • Tony Hoffer - music producer, engineer, mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fulton, Katherine. "Girls and Weather review". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  2. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (2007-09-17). "The Rumble Strips album review". NME. Retrieved 2008-07-23.