How We Operate

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How We Operate
Studio album by Gomez
Released 2 May 2006 (US, Australia)
5 June 2006 (UK)
Recorded RAK Studios, London
Genre Rock
Label ATO Records (US)
Shock Records (Australia)
Independiente (UK)
Producer Gomez
Gil Norton
Gomez chronology
Out West
(2005)
How We Operate
(2006)
Five Men in a Hut
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100 link
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
The Guardian 3/5 stars 9 June 2006
The Independent 3/5 stars 9 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine (archived March 12, 2007)
Pitchfork Media 5.1/10 link
PopMatters 8/10 4 May 2006
Stylus A- 1 May 2006
The Times 3/5 stars 28 April 2006[dead link]

How We Operate is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Gomez, which was released in May 2006. The album was produced by Gil Norton who has worked with the likes of Pixies and Foo Fighters, and was recorded at RAK Studios, London. The band have again adopted the more minimalist and mellow sound for which they are famed and acclaimed. It received mostly positive reviews, and reached #69 in the UK charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Notice" – 4:01
  2. "See the World" – 4:03
  3. "How We Operate" – 5:26
  4. "Hamoa Beach" – 3:34
  5. "Girlshapedlovedrug" – 4:00
  6. "Chasing Ghosts with Alcohol" – 3:42
  7. "Tear Your Love Apart" – 4:06
  8. "Charley Patton Songs" – 5:13
  9. "Woman! Man!" – 4:05
  10. "All Too Much" – 4:33
  11. "Cry on Demand" – 4:22
  12. "Don't Make Me Laugh" – 4:34

Trivia[edit]

Ben Ottewell wrote How We Operate the same morning he wrote Blackbird off his solo album Shapes and shadows, and was quoted saying "was quite a productive morning, I wish all hangovers were like that"

Singles[edit]

  • "How We Operate" (17 April 2006) Released as a US only single
  • "Girlshapedlovedrug" (29 May 2006) #66
  • "See The World" (3 September 2006) #107

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