No Shouts, No Calls

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No Shouts, No Calls
Studio album by Electrelane
Released 30 April 2007 (2007-04-30)
Recorded Mid 2006 – November 2006 at Planet Roc in Berlin and Key Club Recording in Benton Harbor, Michigan
Genre Rock
Post-rock
Length 47:26
Label Too Pure
Electrelane chronology
Axes
(2005)
No Shouts, No Calls
(2007)
Singles from No Shouts, No Calls
  1. "To the East"
    Released: 12 March 2007 (2007-03-12)
  2. "In Berlin"
    Released: 26 November 2007 (2007-11-26)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (B+)[2]
BBC Collective 3.5/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound (9/10)[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
NME (6/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[7]
PopMatters (8.0/10)[8]
Stylus Magazine (A-)[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[10]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[11]

No Shouts, No Calls is the fourth album by English rock group Electrelane. It was released on CD and LP in 2007 by Too Pure.

No Shouts, No Calls is also their first album to be entirely digitally recorded and mixed.[12] The group began writing material in Berlin's Planet Roc studios in the summer of 2006, at the height of the World Cup. During that period, the band became fans of the sport, going so far as to rearrange their recording schedules around the event and including a sample of a match between Hertha BSC Berlin and FC Moskva in the song "Five" of their new album.

In September and October, they were at Key Recording in Benton Harbor recording and mixing their album. In November, the band announced on their official website that they had finished recording and had titled their album No Shouts, No Calls. The album was released in on 23 April 2007 in Japan, 3 May 2007 in the USA and 30 April 2007 elsewhere. The first single, titled "To the East," was released on 12 March 2007. The album received generally positive reviews, with Heather Phares of Allmusic calling some songs "among the band's finest work";[13] detractors included Leonie Cooper of The Guardian, who mentioned the band had a "penchant for turning every tune [into] a proggy wig-out."[14] James Reed of the Boston Globe picked the album as one of the best of 2007.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Electrelane and Verity Susman, except where noted.

  1. "The Greater Times" (Electrelane) – 3:42
  2. "To the East" – 4:54
  3. "After the Call" – 3:04
  4. "Tram 21" – 4:30
  5. "In Berlin" – 4:14
  6. "At Sea" – 4:47
  7. "Between the Wolf and the Dog" – 4:05
  8. "Saturday" – 3:55
  9. "Five" – 6:25
  10. "Cut and Run" – 3:27
  11. "The Lighthouse" – 4:22

The Japanese release contains the following bonus tracks:

  • "Carolina Wren"
  • "Sea of the Edge"

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 30 April 2007 (2007-04-30) Too Pure CD PURE 201CD
12" LP PURE 201LP
Japan 1 May 2007 (2007-05-01) WEA CD WEA 10026
United States 8 May 2007 (2007-05-08) Too Pure, Beggars Banquet CD PURE 142

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The A.V. Club review
  3. ^ BBC Collective review
  4. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  5. ^ The Guardian review
  6. ^ NME review
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  8. ^ PopMatters review
  9. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  10. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert. "No Shouts, No Calls". Robert Christgau. 
  12. ^ Pollock, Jesse (8 March 2007). "Electrelane Interview". FecalFace.com. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  13. ^ Phares, Heather (2004). "No Shouts No Calls". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 
  14. ^ Cooper, Leonie (27 April 2007). "Electrelane, No Shouts No Calls". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 
  15. ^ Reed, James (16 December 2007). "The Best CDs of 2007". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 

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