Man Alive (Everything Everything album)

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Man Alive
Studio album by Everything Everything
Released 27 August 2010
Recorded 2008-2010
Genre Art rock, indie rock
Length 52:04
Label Geffen
Producer David Kosten
Everything Everything chronology
Man Alive
(2010)
Arc
(2013)
Singles from Man Alive
  1. "Suffragette Suffragette"
    Released: 1 December 2008
  2. "Photoshop Handsome"
    Released: 25 May 2009
  3. "My Kz, Ur Bf"
    Released: 5 October 2009
  4. "Schoolin'"
    Released: 14 June 2010

Man Alive is the debut album by British band Everything Everything. It was released on 27 August 2010 as a CD, digital download and vinyl. On 5 September 2010, the album debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 17. British magazine The Fly declared it the 5th best album of 2010, while NME placed it at no. 43.

The album has received an Ivor Novello Award nomination for "Best Album", and the single "MY KZ, UR BF" received a nomination for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically". The album was also nominated to win the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC (very positive)[2]
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars[3]
NME 8/10 stars[4]
The Fly Magazine 4.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (3.8/10)[6]
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars[7]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[8]
Culture Deluxe (very positive)[9]

Reviews of Man Alive have been generally positive, ranging from very positive reviews to negative reviews, with few reviewers giving average scores. According to review aggregator, AnyDecentMusic?, the album received an average of 7.3 out of 10, based on twenty-one critiques. Another review aggregator, Metacritic, gave the album an average of 72 out 100, based on eight critiques.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Higgs, Pritchard and Spearman. Additional writers are present in the writer(s) column below.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Kz, Ur Bf"   Niven 3:37
2. "Qwerty Finger"   Robertshaw and Niven 3:53
3. "Schoolin'"   Robertshaw 4:40
4. "Leave the Engine Room"   Robertshaw 3:09
5. "Final Form"   Robertshaw 5:28
6. "Photoshop Handsome"   Robertshaw and Niven 3:19
7. "Two for Nero"   Robertshaw 4:22
8. "Suffragette Suffragette"   Robertshaw and Niven 4:06
9. "Come Alive Diana"   Robertshaw 4:15
10. "NASA Is on Your Side"   Robertshaw and Niven 5:06
11. "Tin (The Manhole)"   Robertshaw 4:29
12. "Weights"   Robertshaw and Niven 5:40

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Ireland[10] 27 August 2010 Digital download
United Kingdom[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ choppy. "Man Alive". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  2. ^ 12:26. "Dutch Uncles - Cadenza". BBC. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ Lukowski, Andrzej (2010-09-02). "Everything Everything - Man Alive / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Album review: Everything Everything - 'Man Alive' (Geffen)". Nme.Com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Everything Everything / New Album Reviews / Music News from THE FLY - The UK's Most Popular Music Magazine". The Fly. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Everything Everything: Man Alive | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Everything Everything - Man Alive | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  8. ^ Maddy Costa (2010-08-29). "Everything Everything: Man Alive | CD review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  9. ^ Fearon, Matt (2010-09-07). "Everything Everything – Man Alive". Culturedeluxe. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Man Alive by Everything Everything". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - Man Alive by Everything Everything". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2012-02-23.