Happiness in Magazines

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Happiness in Magazines
Studio album by Graham Coxon
Released 17 May 2004
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock, garage punk
Length 45:01
Label Transcopic, Parlophone
Producer Stephen Street
Graham Coxon chronology
The Kiss of Morning
(2002)
Happiness in Magazines
(2004)
Love Travels at Illegal Speeds
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
CokeMachineGlow 64% [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [3]
PopMatters (7/10) [4]
Q 4/5 stars [5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars [7]
Uncut 4/5 stars [8]

Happiness in Magazines is the fifth solo album by Graham Coxon. It was produced by Stephen Street who also produced Blur's second, third, fourth and fifth albums and is Coxon's most commercially successful album to date. Happiness in Magazines reached 19 in the UK Albums chart and was certified Silver.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Graham Coxon.

  1. "Spectacular" – 2:48
  2. "No Good Time" – 3:21
  3. "Girl Done Gone" – 3:57
  4. "Bittersweet Bundle of Misery" – 4:53
  5. "All Over Me" – 4:16
  6. "Freakin' Out" – 3:42
  7. "People of the Earth" – 3:04
  8. "Hopeless Friend" – 3:22
  9. "Are You Ready?" – 4:42
  10. "Bottom Bunk" – 3:16
  11. "Don't Be a Stranger" – 3:29
  12. "Ribbons and Leaves" – 4:11
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

  • Graham Coxon - everything except:
  • Louis Vause - organ and piano on tracks 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10
  • Angie Pollock - backing vocals on tracks 4 and 11; marimba on track 11
  • The Duke Street Quartet - strings on tracks 5, 8 and 9
  • John Metcalf - string arrangement on tracks 5, 8 and 9; horn arrangement on track 12
  • Marcus Bates - French horn on track 12
  • Pip Eastop - French horn on track 12
  • Phillip Woods - French horn on track 12
  • Stephen Street - producer
  • Cenzo Townshend - engineer
  • Alex Hutchinson - sleeve design

Singles[edit]

Four singles have been released from Happiness in Magazines.

Release details[edit]

The album has been released in various countries.

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Australia 7 May 2004 Capitol CD 5777472
United Kingdom 17 May 2004 Transcopic, Parlophone LP 5775191
CD 5775192
Japan 26 May 2004 Toshiba-EMI CD TOCP 66292
US 25 January 2005 Astralwerks CD ASW 60387

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