Hats Off to the Buskers

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Hats Off to the Buskers
Studio album by The View
Released 22 January 2007 (2007-01-22)
Recorded 2006
Genre Indie rock
Post-punk
Length 40:45
Label 1965 Records
Producer The View
Owen Morris
The View chronology
The View EP
(2006)
Hats Off To The Buskers
(2007)
Which Bitch?
(2009)
Singles from Hats Off To The Buskers
  1. "Wasted Little DJs"
    Released: 8 August 2006
  2. "Superstar Tradesman"
    Released: 23 October 2006
  3. "Same Jeans"
    Released: 15 January 2007
  4. "The Don / Skag Trendy"
    Released: 23 April 2007
  5. "Face for the Radio"
    Released: 25 June 2007

Hats Off to the Buskers is the debut album by Scottish band The View. It was released on 22 January 2007 on 1965 Records. It was reported on the band's official forum that the album had leaked to various internet sites in mid December 2006. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 on 28 January 2007. The album charted at #45 in the UK end of year album chart, after selling around 319,000 copies in 2007. The album has been certified platinum. [1]

The song "Wasteland" is also the background music for the Nike "Show Us Your 5" advertisement.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Gigwise 4.5/5 stars[3]
NME (8/10)[4]
Sunday Times 4/5 stars[5]
The Times 3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[7]

Initial critical response to Hats Off to the Buskers was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 75, based on 17 reviews.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kyle Falconer.

  1. "Comin' Down" – 2:57
  2. "Superstar Tradesman" – 3:13
  3. "Same Jeans" – 3:33
  4. "Don't Tell Me" – 3:22
  5. "Skag Trendy" – 3:00
  6. "The Don" – 3:09
  7. "Face for the Radio" – 3:18
  8. "Wasted Little DJs" – 3:57
  9. "Gran's for Tea" – 2:33
  10. "Dance Into the Night" – 3:05
  11. "Claudia" – 2:40
  12. "Street Lights" – 2:57
  13. "Wasteland" – 2:26
  14. "Typical Time" – 0:35

US release w/ bonus tracks:

  1. "Posh Boys"
  2. "Skag Trendy" (live at Abertay University, Dundee)
  3. "Same Jeans" (live at the Astoria, London)

Credits[edit]

  • Kyle Falconer - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
  • Kieren Webster - Vocals and Bass
  • Pete Reilly - Lead Guitar
  • Steven Morrison - Drums

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Providers Peak
The Official UK Album Chart BPI / The Official UK Charts Company 1
Irish Albums Chart IRMA 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The View From the Top.". Daily Record. 26 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  3. ^ "Gigwise review". 
  4. ^ "NME review". 
  5. ^ Edwards, Mark (21 January 2007). "Sunday Times review". The Times (London). 
  6. ^ Watson, Roland; Elliott, Francis; Coates, Sam. "The Times review". London. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  8. ^ "The View:Hats Off To The Buskers (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
Preceded by
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
UK number one album
28 January 2007 – 3 February 2007
Succeeded by
Not Too Late by Norah Jones