Howl Howl Gaff Gaff

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Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Cover of the original 2003 Scandinavian release
Studio album by Shout Out Louds
Released 1 October 2003
Recorded Rockfield Studio, Monmouth and Sawmills Studio, Cornwall 2003
Genre Indie rock, indie pop
Length 40:22 (Scandinavian version)
44:05 (international version)
Label Bud Fox
Producer Ronald Bood
Shout Out Louds chronology
Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
(2003)
Our Ill Wills
(2007)
Alternative cover
Cover of the international release

The debut full length album from Swedish band Shout Out Louds. The original version released in Scandinavian countries on 1 October 2003 contained a slightly different track listing from the international release. Their website advertises the international version as being "A collection of songs from all our Scandinavian releases. Everything from plastic to vinyl."

The international version was released on May 24, 2005 in the United States and Canada. Followed by the releases in Japan on June 13, 2005 and the rest of the World in September 2005.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [2]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [3]
Pitchfork (6.9/10) [4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

Scandinavian release (2003)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Comeback"   2:46
2. "Very Loud"   4:04
3. "Shut Your Eyes"   3:09
4. "Please Please Please"   3:29
5. "There's Nothing"   3:34
6. "Sound Is the Word"   4:07
7. "100°"   3:46
8. "Wish I Was Dead"   4:36
9. "End Up Behind"   3:22
10. "Never Ever"   3:47
11. "My Friend and the Ink on His Fingers"   3:34

International release (2005)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Comeback"   2:48
2. "Very Loud"   4:05
3. "Oh, Sweetheart"   3:20
4. "A Track and a Train"   4:45
5. "Go Sadness"   4:04
6. "Please Please Please"   3:30
7. "100°"   3:48
8. "There's Nothing"   3:36
9. "Hurry Up Let's Go"   2:18
10. "Shut Your Eyes"   3:11
11. "Seagull"   8:33

Singles[edit]

  • "Very Loud" (Vinyl only)
  • "Shut Your Eyes"
  • "Very Loud" (CD reissue)
  • "The Comeback"
  • "Please Please Please"

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format
Scandinavia 1 October 2003 Bud Fox Recordings CD
United States May 24, 2005 EMI CD
Japan 13 June 2005 EMI CD
United Kingdom 19 September 2005 EMI CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sendra, Tim. Howl Howl Gaff Gaff at AllMusic. Retrieved 12 October 2006.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 2006 – January 2007). "Consumer Guide: Honorable Mentions: Shout Out Louds "Howl Howl Gaff Gaff"". music.msn.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011.  Also posted at "Shout Out Louds: Howl Howl Gaff Gaff > Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Gunatilaka, Timothy (May 27, 2005). "Shout Out Louds Howl Howl Gaff Gaff > Music Review". Entertainment Weekly (821–822) (Time Inc). p. 136. Retrieved 13 December 2011.  Posted May 23, 2005.
  4. ^ Ott, Chris (March 8, 2004). "Shout Out Louds Howl Howl Gaff Gaff > Album Review". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 16 March 2008. 
  5. ^ Gitlin, Lauren (July 28, 2005). "Shout Out Louds: Howl Howl Gaff Gaff > Album Review". Rolling Stone (979). p. 82. Archived from link the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2006.