Cheeky for a Reason

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Cheeky for a Reason
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Studio album by The View
Released 9 July 2012
Recorded 2011–2012, Motor Museum studios, Liverpool
Genre Indie rock
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Mike Crossey
The View chronology
Bread and Circuses
(2011)Bread and Circuses2011
Cheeky for a Reason
(2012)
Ropewalk
(2015)Ropewalk2015
Singles from Cheeky for a Reason
  1. "How Long"
    Released: 6 June 2012
  2. "The Clock"
    Released: 16 September 2012
  3. "Tacky Tattoo" / "Hold On Now"
    Released: 2 December 2012

Cheeky For A Reason is the fourth studio album by British rock band the View, released on 9 July 2012. The album was promoted in Britain with a 21-date tour.[1]

Singles[edit]

"How Long" was the first single to be released from the album and was made available for download on 6 June 2012.

Reception[edit]

Reviews of the album were mixed scoring an average 5.3/10 in music review aggregator AnyDecentMusic?.[2] NME awarded Cheeky For a Reason 7 out of 10, commenting "Ear-wormy choruses, breezy melodies and a touch early Libs – the boys from Dundee are close to their best."

Paul Mardles of The Observer gave the album 3 out of 5 stars stating; "You have to admire the chutzpah of the View, whose fourth album has been described by the group's singer, Kyle Falconer, as 'Fleetwood Mac's Rumours done by the Clash'. In truth, not unlike its three predecessors, Cheeky for a Reason is unadorned lad-rock, its terrace-friendly singalongs pitched between Slade and the Libertines stripped of the self-mythology. Still, lyrically, there are signs of tenderness, notably on the frothy 'How Long', while the gorgeous final track, 'Tacky Tattoo', suggests the Dundee boys will one day pursue a brand of rock more sophisticated than their present skinny-trousered fare".[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How Long" - 2:54
  2. "AB (We Need Treatment)" - 3:08
  3. "Hold On Now" - 4:25
  4. "Anfield Row" - 3:45
  5. "Bullet" - 3:04
  6. "Bunker (Solid Ground)" - 3:40
  7. "The Clock" - 4:38
  8. "Piano Interlude" - 0:11
  9. "Hole in the Bed" - 3:45
  10. "Sour Little Sweetie" - 3:41
  11. "Lean On My World" - 3:36
  12. "Tacky Tattoo" - 4:35
  13. "Reaction (iTunes Exclusive)" - 3:33
  14. "Some Kind of Peace of Mind (iTunes Exclusive)" - 3:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[5] 9
UK Independent Albums Chart[6] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The View announce new single". Nme.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "The View: Cheeky for a Reason". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  3. ^ Paul Mardles (8 July 2012). "The View: Cheeky for a Reason". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Cheeky For A Reason – Only £3.99 On AMAZON MP3 « The View". Theviewareonfire.com. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100 - 4th August 2012 | Official UK Top 40 | music charts | Official Albums Chart". Officialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Independent Albums Top 40 - 4th August 2012 Independent Albums Chart". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04.