I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose

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I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
A black and white image depicts a man being thrown into the air above a crowd of people.
Studio album by Bombay Bicycle Club
Released 3 July 2009
Recorded October—November 2008
Konk Studios, London
Genre Indie rock[1]
Length 47:53
Label Island
Producer Jim Abbiss
Bombay Bicycle Club chronology
How We Are EP
(2007)
I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
(2009)
Flaws
(2010)
Singles from I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
  1. "Evening/Morning"
    Released: 6 August 2008
  2. "Always Like This"
    Released: 13 April 2009
  3. "Dust on the Ground"
    Released: 29 June 2009
  4. "Magnet"
    Released: 28 September 2009
  5. "Always Like This (re-release)"
    Released: 22 November 2009
  6. "Evening/Morning (re-release)"

I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose is the first album by the London indie rock band, Bombay Bicycle Club released on 3 July 2009.[2] The band announced the title through MySpace and their official website on 31 March 2009.[3] The album was recorded during October and November 2008,[4] with the long-term producer Jim Abbiss.[5] The title comes from a line in the song "After Hours" by A Tribe Called Quest, from their 1990 album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Artrocker (favourable)[8]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[9]
BBC Music (favourable)[10]
Yahoo! Music (7/10)[11]
Drowned In Sound (4/10)[12]
The Fly 4.5/5 stars[13]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[14]
Gigwise 4/5 stars[15]
NME (8/10)[16]

I Had the Blues... received a generally positive reception from critics. The review aggregator Metacritic gave the album a normalised rating of 60, indicating "Mixed or average reviews". However, most if not all professional scores indicate the album was warmly received altogether.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jack Steadman

No. Title Length
1. "Emergency Contraception Blues"   1:27
2. "Lamplight"   3:45
3. "Evening/Morning"   2:55
4. "Dust on the Ground"   4:24
5. "Ghost"   3:57
6. "Always Like This"   4:06
7. "Magnet"   4:51
8. "Cancel on Me"   5:29
9. "Autumn"   3:35
10. "The Hill"   3:57
11. "What If"   4:10
12. "The Giantess"   5:17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws". Allmusic. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-had-blues-but-i-shook-them/id321538776
  3. ^ "I HAD THE BLUES BUT I SHOOK THEM LOOSE". Bombay Bicycle Club official website. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Bombay Bicycle Club Finish Debut Album". This Is Fake DIY. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "i had the blues but i shook them loose". Rough Trade. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Way, Matt (19 February 2010). "Redbrick - Bombay Bicycle Club". Redbrick. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Reges, Margaret. "I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Boyle, Martin (August 2009). "I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose Review". Artrocker. p. 60. 
  9. ^ Smith, David (11 August 2009). "Bombay Bicycle Club: I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose". PopMatters. Retrieved 20116 June 2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ Wade, Ian (29 June 2009). "Review of Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose". BBC Music (BBC Online). Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Berry, James (14 July 2009). "Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  12. ^ Gibbs, Thom (10 July 2009). "Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  13. ^ Brolan, Stephen (2 July 2009). "Album Review: Bombay Bicycle Club". The Fly. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  14. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (3 July 2009). "Bombay Bicycle Club: I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  15. ^ Renshaw, David (21 June 2009). "Bombay Bicycle Club - 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' (Island) 06/07/09". Gigwise.com. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  16. ^ Snapes, Laura (8 August 2009). "Album review: Bombay Bicycle Club - 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose'". NME. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  17. ^ "I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 June 2010.