Standing in the Way of Control

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Standing in the Way of Control
Studio album by Gossip
Released January 24, 2006
Genre Indie rock, garage rock, dance rock
Length 35:31
Label Back Yard Recordings, Kill Rock Stars
Gossip chronology
Real Damage
(2005)
Standing in the Way of Control
(2006)
Music for Men
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[2]

Standing in the Way of Control is an album by the American indie rock band Gossip, which was released on January 24, 2006. It reached number 1 on the UK indie chart.[3] The title track serves as the unofficial theme song to the British teen drama Skins," as its use in the DVD menu and promotional material led viewers to associate it with the series. It is also featured on the show's soundtrack album. The album was produced by Guy Picciotto. The album also reached Gold status in the United Kingdom.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fire with Fire" – 2:49
  2. "Standing in the Way of Control" – 4:16
  3. "Jealous Girls" 3:39
  4. "Coal to Diamonds" – 4:00
  5. "Eyes Open" – 2:10
  6. "Yr Mangled Heart" – 4:22
  7. "Listen Up!" – 4:18
  8. "Holy Water" – 2:43
  9. "Keeping You Alive" – 3:47
  10. "Dark Lines" – 3:27

Some versions of the album have an eleventh bonus track, the Le Tigre remix of the track "Standing in the Way of Control." Another version of the album has two bonus tracks:

11. Here Today Gone Tomorrow and

12. Sick With It.

In 2007, the album was re-released with two bonus tracks:[5]

  1. "Listen Up!" (2007 version) – sped-up version (like title track)
  2. "Standing in the Way of Control" (Soulwax Nite version) – a dance remix

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standing in the Way of Control at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Board Message
  4. ^ "British certifications – The Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Standing in the Way of Control in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Click Go
  5. ^ "Standing in the Way of Control: Gossip: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2012-03-10.