Dear Frustrated Superstar

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Dear Frustrated Superstar
Studio album by Nerina Pallot
Released 20 August 2001
Recorded Sage and Sound
Xstacy South
Sunset Sound Los Angeles
The Glue Hotel
Nerina's House, London
Genre Pop rock, R&B, soul
Length 46:55
Label Polydor
Producer Nerina Pallot
Jeremy Stacey
Nerina Pallot chronology
Dear Frustrated Superstar
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Online (positive)[1]
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars[2] 2/5 stars[3]
NME 7/10 stars[4]
The Independent (positive)[5]

Dear Frustrated Superstar is the debut album by Nerina Pallot. Following its release in August 2001, the album peaked at UK #82, but officially did not chart as the official UK Albums Chart lists only the Top 75 sellers.

Following its lack of commercial success, Pallot publicly criticised the record, which, following the success of follow-up Fires in 2006, was re-shipped to stores by Polydor at a discount price. According to UK music sales publication Music Week, the album had sold a total of 10,073 copies in the UK as of 28 May 2006.[6]

Pallot has since begun playing material from Dear Frustrated Superstar frequently in concert.

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Length
1. "If I Know You" 6:13
2. "Patience" 4:29
3. "Someday Soon" 4:46
4. "Watch Out Billie" 4:39
5. "Daily Bread" 4:48
6. "Rainbow" 4:44
7. "Alien" 4:54
8. "Jump" 4:14
9. "Very Good Sir" 4:18
10. "Dear Frustrated Superstar" 4:16
11. "Blood Is Blood" 4:03
12. "God" 5:37
13. "My Last Tango" 5:24
14. "Daphne and Apollo" 2:43


Two singles were released from the album, "Patience" and "Alien". "If I Know You" was planned as the third single from the album and a video was shot, however the single and video never surfaced. Following this, Nerina and Polydor parted company.

Chart statistics[edit]

Release date Title Peak position
UK Singles Chart
06/08/2001 "Patience" 61
12/11/2001 "Alien" 98


  1. ^ BBC Online review
  2. ^ Drowned In Sound review
  3. ^ review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ The Independent review
  6. ^ Music Week: Chili Peppers and Gnarls Barkley top charts, 28 May 2006