Building a Beginning

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Building a Beginning
Jamie Lidell – Building a Beginning.png
Studio album by
Released14 October 2016 (2016-10-14)
GenreSoul, electronic, experimental
LabelJajulin Records
ProducerJustin Stanley
Ben Ash[1]
Jamie Lidell chronology
Jamie Lidell
Building a Beginning
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubB+[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
PopMatters6/10 stars[7]

Building a Beginning is a studio album by English musician Jamie Lidell. It was released on 14 October 2016. This album marks Lidell's departure from long time label Warp. Instead, it was released on Lidell's own label Jajulin Records with distribution handled by Kobalt.

Track listing[edit]

1."Building a Beginning"3:48
3."I Live to Make You Smile"3:57
4."Find It Hard to Say"2:47
5."Me and You"2:54
6."How Did I Live Before Your Love"3:22
7."Walk Right Back"3:39
8."Nothing's Gonna Change"3:09
9."In Love and Alone"2:48
11."Believe in Me"3:55
12."I Stay Inside"4:04
13."Precious Years"4:17
14."Don't Let Me Let You Go"3:46
Japanese edition bonus tracks
15."Love Me Please"3:35
16."You Rewind"3:28


Chart (2016) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 68
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 176
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 97


  1. ^ Kreps, Daniel (2 September 2016). "Hear Jamie Lidell's Breezy 'Building a Beginning'". Billboard. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Building a Beginning by Jamie Lidell". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Building a Beginning - Jamie Lidell". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ Moayeri, Lily (14 October 2016). "Jamie Lidell completes his transition to organic soul". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (13 October 2016). "Jamie Lidell: Building a Beginning review – swoonworthy soul-pop". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (17 October 2016). "Jamie Lidell: Building a Beginning". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  7. ^ Stroud, Pryor (4 November 2016). "Jamie Lidell: Building a Beginning". PopMatters. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  8. ^ " – Jamie Lidell – Building a Beginning" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  9. ^ " – Jamie Lidell – Building a Beginning" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  10. ^ " – Jamie Lidell – Building a Beginning" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 October 2016.

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