Ten New Messages

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Ten New Messages
Studio album by The Rakes
Released March 19, 2007
Recorded Mayfair Studios, London
The Chapel Studios, London
West Point Studios, London
Autumn 2006
Genre Post-punk revival
Dance-punk
Length 39:03
Label V2 Records
Producer Jim Abbiss, Brendan Lynch
The Rakes chronology
Capture/Release
(2005)
Ten New Messages
(2007)
Klang
(2009)
Singles from Ten New Messages
  1. "We Danced Together"
    Released: March 12, 2007
  2. "The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect"
    Released: July 16, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
NME 5/10 stars link
Rocklouder 3/5 starslink
Q 4/5 stars
Stylus C+ [1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [2]
musicOMH 4/5 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10) link
playlouder 3.5/5 stars [4]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars link

Ten New Messages is the second album from London based indie rock band The Rakes. The album was released on March 19, 2007 and reached number 38. The first single from the album—"We Danced Together"—was released on March 12, 2007 reaching number 38 on the British singles chart. The second single is "The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect," and was released on July 16, 2007.

Speaking about the album, lead singer Alan Donohoe said, "The album was inspired by a combination of choral music, the television show 24, Bond theme tunes, World War I poets and the Sugababes".[1]

The Rakes also went on their biggest ever UK tour playing 11 gigs over 13 days in March 2007.[2]

Track listing[edit]

On January 16, 2007 the track listing for the album was confirmed on the band's official website.[3] It is as follows:

  1. "The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect" - 5:02
  2. "Little Superstitions" - 3:51
  3. "We Danced Together" - 3:53
  4. "Trouble" - 3:16
  5. "Suspicious Eyes" - 3:48
  6. "On a Mission" - 3:06
  7. "Down with Moonlight" - 3:56
  8. "When Tom Cruise Cries" - 4:48
  9. "Time to Stop Talking" - 3:38
  10. "Leave the City and Come Home" - 3:45

Japanese bonus tracks[edit]

11. "Cold"
12. "Dangerous"
13. "We Danced Together" (SebastiAn Remix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Album Details". 2006-12-13. Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  2. ^ "UK Tour Pre-Sale". 2006-12-13. Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Ten New Messages Tracklisting!". 2007-01-16. Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-01-16.