Pleased to Meet You (James album)

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Pleased to Meet You
Studio album by James
Released 17 July 2001
Genre Alternative rock
Britpop
Electronica
Length 55:32
Label Mercury
Producer Brian Eno
James chronology
Millionaires
(1999)
Pleased to Meet You
(2001)
Hey Ma
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (65/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Dotmusic (6/10)[3]
Martin C. Strong (6/10)[4]
NME (6/10)[5]
Q 2/5 stars[6]
Playlouder 3.5/5 stars[3]
Uncut 3/5 stars[7]

Pleased to Meet You is the ninth studio album by British rock band James. The album was released in July 2001 via Mercury Records. Despite it being the band's first album not to reach the top 10 in the UK since Strip-mine (excepting the experimental Wah Wah), the album received mixed-to-positive reviews from music critics upon release.[1] Indeed, Allmusic described the album as their "tightest, freshest, most contemporary batch of songs, weatherproofed to stand the test of time".[2] One single, "Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)", was released from the album.

Shortly after the release of the album, lead vocalist Tim Booth announced he was leaving the band. The album's front cover features a composite image of all the band members' faces.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Space" – 4:49
  2. "Falling Down" – 3:36
  3. "English Beefcake" – 5:46
  4. "Junkie" – 4:56
  5. "Pleased to Meet You" – 5:37
  6. "The Shining" – 4:26
  7. "Senorita" – 3:10
  8. "Gaudi" – 3:17
  9. "What Is It Good For" – 4:12
  10. "Give It Away" – 3:05
  11. "Fine" – 3:41
  12. "Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)" – 4:29
  13. "Alaskan Pipeline" – 4:28

"Gaudi" and "What Is It Good For" were omitted from non-domestic versions of the release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pleased To Meet You - James". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Andy Kellman. "Pleased to Meet You - James". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 August 2001. 
  3. ^ a b "Critic Review Scores for Pleased To Meet You". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 550. 2006. 
  5. ^ Andre Paine (3 July 2001). "James : Pleased To Meet You". NME. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Q (August 2001): 130. 
  7. ^ Uncut (September 2001): 92.