Leisure Noise

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Leisure Noise
Studio album by Gay Dad
Released June 7, 1999
Genre Post-Britpop
Length 46:42
Label London
Producer Chris Hughes
Mark Firth (co-producer)
Gay Dad chronology
Leisure Noise
(1999)
Transmission
(2001)

Leisure Noise is the first album by London band Gay Dad, released via London Records on June 7, 1999. The album is a blending of glam rock, neo-psychedelia, krautrock, and gospel into indie pop. Lyrically it is often about and constructed of rock history. The track-listing was designed to mimic the traditional two-sided vinyl.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
NME (8/10)[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Accolades
Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Melody Maker United Kingdom Best Albums of the Year 1999 13th
Select Magazine United Kingdom Best Albums of the Year 1999 22nd
MOJO Magazine United Kingdom Best Albums of the Year 1999 28th

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dimstar" – 5:14
  2. "Joy!" – 5:00
  3. "Oh Jim" – 2:46
  4. "My Son Mystic" – 3:25
  5. "Black Ghost" – 7:35
  6. "To Earth with Love (Extended Version)" – 5:04
  7. "Dateline" – 4:43
  8. "Pathfinder" – 3:56
  9. "Different Kind of Blue" – 4:51
  10. "Jesus Christ" – 4:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ NME review
  4. ^ Cranna, Ian. "Review: Gay Dad - Leisure Noise". Q (EMAP Metro Ltd) (July 1999): 108. 
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review