A Different Kind of Fix

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A Different Kind of Fix
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Studio album by Bombay Bicycle Club
Released 26 August 2011 (2011-08-26) (UK)
17 January 2012 (2012-01-17) (US)
Recorded May 2010 - May 2011
Genre Indie rock[1]
Length 54:34
Label Island (UK), A&M/Octone (US)
Producer Jack Steadman, Jim Abbiss, Ben Allen
Bombay Bicycle Club chronology
Flaws
(2010)
A Different Kind of Fix
(2011)
So Long, See You Tomorrow
(2014)
Singles from A Different Kind of Fix
  1. "Shuffle"
    Released: 23 June 2011
  2. "Lights Out, Words Gone"
    Released: 14 October 2011
  3. "Leave It"
    Released: 1 January 2012[2]
  4. "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep"
    Released: 5 March 2012
  5. "Beg"
    Released: 9 July 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Blare 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[4]
Financial Times 4/5 stars[5]
BBC Positive[6]
Rockfreaks.net 7.5/10 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10[8]
Paste Magazine 7.1/10[9]
Rokoed 7.0/10 stars[10]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[11]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[12]

A Different Kind of Fix is the third studio album by the British indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club. It was released on 26 August 2011 by Island Records in the United Kingdom and 17 January 2012 on A&M/Octone Records in the United States.

Singles[edit]

  • "Shuffle" was the first single released from the album, on 23 June 2011. It peaked at number 69 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Lights Out, Words Gone" was the second single, released on 17 October 2011.
  • "Leave It" was the third single, released on 26 December 2011.
  • "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep" was the fourth single, released on 9 April 2012. Directed by Anna Ginsburg, the video for "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep" is an 'epic' journey of a little boy who one night dreams of going to the moon. The video was inspired by a story in the Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino.[13][14]
  • "Beg" was released as the fifth single on 9 July 2012.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jack Steadman. 

No. Title Length
1. "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep"   3:30
2. "Bad Timing"   3:34
3. "Your Eyes"   5:21
4. "Lights Out, Words Gone"   5:01
5. "Take the Right One"   3:36
6. "Shuffle"   3:54
7. "Beggars"   4:12
8. "Leave It"   3:54
9. "Fracture"   4:04
10. "What You Want"   4:20
11. "Favourite Day"   4:57
12. "Still"   4:25
13. "Beg" (Bonus track) 3:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Jack Steadman - lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jamie MacColl - guitar
  • Ed Nash - bass guitar
  • Suren de Saram - drums
  • Lucy Rose - backing vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Position
Irish Albums Chart 18
UK Albums Chart 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[15] 26 August 2011 Digital download Island Records
France[16]
Germany[17]
Ireland[18]
New Zealand[19]
Spain[20]
United Kingdom Digital download[21]
29 August 2011 CD[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix". Allmusic. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=2508792
  3. ^ Khan, Joshua (24 August 2011). "REVIEW: Bombay Bicycle Club - "A Different Kind Of Fix"". BLARE magazine (Toronto). Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Bowie-Sell, Daisy (25 August 2011). "Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix, CD review". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  5. ^ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/390ef086-cdeb-11e0-a409-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1WWIY8yxa
  6. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/qnwx
  7. ^ http://rockfreaks.net/albums/4246
  8. ^ http://www.pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15914-a-different-kind-of-fix/
  9. ^ "Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix". Paste magazine. 
  10. ^ http://rokoed.ru/archives/1720
  11. ^ Hoby, Hermione (28 August 2011). "Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix – review - The Guardian". The Guardian (London). 
  12. ^ "A Different Kind of Fix > Review". Allmusic. 
  13. ^ Making-of Blog for "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep"
  14. ^ "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep" on YouTube
  15. ^ A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club - on iTunes
  16. ^ A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club - on iTunes
  17. ^ A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club - on iTunes
  18. ^ A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club - on iTunes
  19. ^ A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club - on iTunes
  20. ^ A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club - on iTunes
  21. ^ A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club - on iTunes
  22. ^ A Different Kind Of Fix: Bombay Bicycle Club: Amazon.co.uk: Music