The Boxer (Kele Okereke album)

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The Boxer
Studio album by Kele
Released 21 June 2010
Recorded 2009–2010, New York
Genre Alternative dance, electro house, breakbeat
Length 46:34
Label Wichita, Shock
Producer XXXChange
Kele chronology
Intimacy
(2008)
The Boxer
(2010)
The Hunter
(2011)
Singles from The Boxer
  1. "Tenderoni"
    Released: 14 June 2010
  2. "Everything You Wanted"
    Released: 16 August 2010
  3. "On the Lam"
    Released: 8 November 2010

The Boxer is the debut solo album by Kele Okereke, the lead singer of British indie rock band Bloc Party. Okereke released the album under the professional name of Kele on 21 June 2010.[1] As promotion, he uploaded the songs "Rise" and "Walk Tall" to his personal website on 13 May. The first single from The Boxer was "Tenderoni", released on 14 June, and the second, "Everything You Wanted", on 16 August.[1] The album's third single "On The Lam" was released on 25 October.

The album was released by Wichita Recordings worldwide, except for the US and Canada (Glassnote Records), Australia (a co-release with Shock Records and Co-Op) and Japan (a co-release with Hostess Entertainment). Vinyl copies of the album were released by Wichita and Polydor.

The digital and Japanese versions of the album included bonus tracks and remixes in addition to the standard 10 tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (B+)[3]
Clash (8/10)[4]
Drowned in Sound (5/10)[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[7]
MusicOMH 4.5/5 stars[8]
NME (7/10)[9]
Slant 2.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 7/10 stars[11]

The Boxer received generally favourable reviews from critics, currently holding an aggregate score of 70 on Metacritic.

It received very positive reviews from Allmusic (4/5), Clash (8/10), MusicOMH (4.5/5) and The A.V. Club (B+).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Walk Tall"   3:45
2. "On the Lam"   3:33
3. "Tenderoni"   4:30
4. "The Other Side"   3:52
5. "Everything You Wanted"   3:49
6. "The New Rules"   3:55
7. "Unholy Thoughts"   2:55
8. "Rise"   5:11
9. "All the Things I Could Never Say"   5:32
10. "Yesterday's Gone"   4:07

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Discogs.[13]

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Label
Australia 18 June 2010 CD, digital download Wichita, Shock
UK 21 June 2010 Wichita
Vinyl Wichita, Polydor
North America 22 June 2010 CD, digital download Glassnote
Japan[14] 23 June 2010 Hostess, Wichita

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Review: The Boxer". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Hawthorne, Marc (2012-01-12). "Kele: The Boxer | Music | Music Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Kele – The Boxer | Clash Music Latest Album Review". Clashmusic.com. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  6. ^ Dean, Will (17 June 2010). "The Guardian review". London. 
  7. ^ "Pop & Hiss". Los Angeles Times. 22 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "musicOMH review". 
  9. ^ "NME Album Reviews – Album Review: Kele – 'The Boxer' (Wichita/Polydor)". NME. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  10. ^ "Kele: The Boxer | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  11. ^ "SPIN review". Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
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