Carl Barât (album)

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Carl Barât
Carlbaratalbum.jpg
Studio album by Carl Barât
Released 4 October 2010
Recorded London, Morocco, 2009 - 2010
Genre Rock and roll
Length 44:14
Label Arcady, PIAS Recordings
Singles from Carl Barât
  1. "Run With The Boys"
    Released: 14 September 2010
  2. "So Long, My Lover"
    Released: 1 October 2010

Carl Barât is the debut solo album by Libertines co-frontman Carl Barât. It was released on 4 October 2010 in the UK. The album was mastered in New York City and was the first album released through his own self-funded record label Arcady, but distributed through PIAS Recordings.[1] The first single to be released from the album was "Run with the Boys".[2]

Its release was timed to coincide with Barât's memoirs, titled Threepenny Memoirs.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "[The] Magus" (Barat/ Andrew Wyatt) [3:16]
  2. "Je Regrette, Je Regrette" (Barat/ Andrew Wyatt/ Leo Abrahams) [3:05]
  3. "She's Something" (Barat/ Findlay Brown) [2:29]
  4. "Carve My Name" (Barat/ Davey Ray Moor/ Leo Abrahams) [4:33]
  5. "Run With The Boys" (Barat/ Davey Ray Moor) [3:24]
  6. "The Fall" (Barat/ Neil Hannon) [3:31]
  7. "So Long, My Lover" (Barat) [3:38]
  8. "What Have I Done" (Barat/ Andrew Wyatt) [3:42]
  9. "Shadows Fall" (Barat/ Davey Ray Moor) [4:16]
  10. "Ode To A Girl" (Barat/ Andrew Wyatt) [3:59]
  11. "Death Fires Burn at Night (Japanese bonus track)"
  12. "Irony of Love (Japanese bonus track)"

Personnel[edit]

  1. Vocals – Carl Barât
  2. Backing Vocals – Edie Langley (tracks: 1 to 3, 8 to 10)
  3. Bass – Ben Nichols (tracks: 1,2, 7 to 9), Leo Abrahams (tracks: 3 to 7)
  4. Cello – Amy Langley (tracks: 4, 6, 9, 10)
  5. Drums – Phil Wilkinson (tracks: 3 to 6, 10), Seb Rochford (tracks: 1, 2, 7 to 9)
  6. Electric Guitar – Carl Barât (tracks: 2)
  7. Guitar – Carl Barât (tracks: 5, 7), Leo Abrahams (tracks: 1 to 8, 10)
  8. Keyboards – Andrew Wyatt (tracks: 1, 2, 10), Leo Abrahams (tracks: 2, 10)
  9. Organ – Leo Abrahams (tracks: 3, 5, 9)
  10. Percussion – Leo Abrahams (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
  11. Piano – Leo Abrahams (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 9)
  12. Producer – Leo Abrahams
  13. Programmed By – Andrew Wyatt (tracks: 1, 2, 10), Leo Abrahams (tracks: 1, 10)
  14. Viola – Louise Hogan (tracks: 4, 6, 9, 10), Una Palliser (tracks: 7, 10)
  15. Violin – Ellie Stamford (tracks: 4, 6, 9, 10), Gita Langley (tracks: 4, 6, 9, 10), Rosie Langley (tracks: 4, 6, 9, 10), Sarah Sexton (tracks: 4, 6, 9, 10), Una Palliser (tracks: 7, 10)

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 58/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC (favourable)[5]
Gigwise 3.5/5 stars[6]
Contactmusic (favourable)[7]
God Is in the TV Zine 4/5 stars[8]
The Herald (favourable)[9]
The Independent 4/5 stars[10]
musicstory 4/5 stars[11]
NME 3/5 stars[3]
Le Soir (favourable)[12]
CrackleFeedback 6/10 stars[13]
Rockfeedback 2/5 stars[14]

The album received generally positive to mixed reviews from critics. The BBC Music Review compared its sound to early Morrissey and The Style Council.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position[15]
UK Albums Chart 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Single Review: Carl Barat – Run with the Boys | There Goes The Fear Music Blog". Theregoesthefear.com. 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b "NME Album Reviews - Album Review: Carl Barât - Carl Barât (Arcady)". Nme.Com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/carl-barat/carl-barat
  5. ^ a b "Music - Review of Carl Barât - Carl Barât". BBC. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  6. ^ Hot right now:     (2010-10-04). "Carl Barat - 'Carl Barat' (Arcady Records) Released: 04/10/10". Gigwise. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  7. ^ "Carl Barat | Carl Barat Album Review". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  8. ^ [2] Archived November 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Custom byline text:  Alan Morrison (2010-10-04). "Carl Barat: Carl Barat (Arcady)". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  10. ^ Gill, Andy (1 October 2010). "Album: Carl Barât, Carl Barât (Arcady)". The Independent. London. 
  11. ^ Sophie Rosemont. "Critique album, Carl Barât, Carl Barat". Music Story. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  12. ^ "L'échappée belle de Carl Barât | frontstage/". Blogs.lesoir.be. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  13. ^ "Carl Barat - Carl Barat Review". Crackle Feedback. 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  14. ^ "Review - Carl Barât – Carl Barât (Arcady)". RockFeedback. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  15. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart". UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2008-07-09.