Becoming X

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Becoming X
Sneaker Pimps Becoming X album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released19 August 1996
Genre
Length52:57
Label
Producer
Sneaker Pimps chronology
Becoming X
(1996)
Becoming Remixed
(1998)
Singles from Becoming X
  1. "Tesko Suicide"
    Released: 15 April 1996
  2. "Roll On"
    Released: 3 June 1996
  3. "6 Underground"
    Released: 30 September 1996
  4. "Spin Spin Sugar"
    Released: 3 March 1997
  5. "Post-Modern Sleaze"
    Released: 14 July 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
NME5/10[3]
Pitchfork6.3/10[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]

Becoming X is the debut studio album by English electronic band Sneaker Pimps. It was first released on 19 August 1996 in the United Kingdom by Clean Up Records and on 25 February 1997 in the United States by Virgin Records. The album marked the only appearance of Kelli Dayton as lead singer before she was asked to leave the band; Chris Corner replaced her for the band's subsequent albums.

Becoming X was commercially successful in the United Kingdom, while "6 Underground" and "Spin Spin Sugar" would become hits in the United States. Fueled by the success of the former single, the album spent 23 consecutive weeks on the US Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Corner, Liam Howe and Ian Pickering unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Low Place Like Home" 4:38
2."Tesko Suicide" 3:48
3."6 Underground"Chris Corner, Liam Howe, Ian Pickering, John Barry3:54
4."Becoming X" 4:15
5."Spin Spin Sugar" 4:21
6."Post-Modern Sleaze" 5:21
7."Waterbaby" 4:12
8."Roll On" 4:28
9."Wasted Early Sunday Morninh" 4:29
10."Walking Zero" 4:31
11."How Do" 5:03

Limited Edition[edit]

  1. "Low Place Like Home" − 4:38
  2. "Tesko Suicide" − 3:48
  3. "6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Edit)" − 3:48
  4. "Becoming X" − 4:15
  5. "Spin Spin Sugar (Radio Mix)" − 3:34
  6. "Post-Modern Sleaze (Flight From Nashville)" − 3:29
  7. "Waterbaby" − 4:12
  8. "Roll On" − 4:28
  9. "Wasted Early Sunday Morning" − 4:29
  10. "Walking Zero" − 4:31
  11. "How Do" − 5:03

This track listing was used for the 2008 vinyl reissue of the album.

Samples[edit]

Credits[edit]

Becoming X on Sneaker Pimps Legacy[edit]

More information can be found on "www.sneakerpimpslegacy.com".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Becoming X – Sneaker Pimps". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (14 March 1997). "Becoming X". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ Fadele, Dele (17 February 1996). "Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  4. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Sneaker Pimps: Becoming X". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 19 February 2003. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  5. ^ Micallef, Ken (13 February 1997). "Sneaker Pimps: Becoming X". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 6 May 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Sneaker Pimps's 'Spin Spin Sugar (Album Version)' - Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2018-09-29.