Decksandrumsandrockandroll

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Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Propellerheads decksandrumsandrockandroll cover.jpg
Studio album by Propellerheads
Released 26 January 1998 (1998-01-26)
Genre Big beat
Length 68:56
Label
Producer
  • Alex Gifford
  • Will White
Singles from Decksandrumsandrockandroll
  1. "Take California"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Spybreak!"
    Released: 1997
  3. "History Repeating"
    Released: 1997
  4. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
    Released: 1997
  5. "Bang On!"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
Houston Chronicle4/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[5]
Muzik10/10[6]
NME5/10[7]
Pitchfork7.9/10[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin7/10[10]

Decksandrumsandrockandroll is the only studio album by English electronic music duo Propellerheads. It was released on 26 January 1998 in the United Kingdom by Wall of Sound and in the United States by DreamWorks Records.

The album peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart[11] and number 100 on the US Billboard 200,[12] and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998.[13] As of 1999, it has sold over 200,000 copies.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alex Gifford, except where noted.

Original edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Take California" 7:23
2."Echo and Bounce" 5:29
3."Velvet Pants" 5:49
4."Better?"Will White2:05
5."Oh Yeah?" 5:28
6."History Repeating" (featuring Shirley Bassey) 4:05
7."Winning Style" 6:00
8."Bang On!" 5:57
9."A Number of Microphones"White0:48
10."On Her Majesty's Secret Service"John Barry9:23
11."Bigger?" 2:22
12."Cominagetcha" 7:07
13."Spybreak!" 7:00
Total length:68:56

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Propellerheads

  • Alex Gifford – production, programming
  • Will White – drums

Other musicians

  • Shirley Bassey – vocals on "History Repeating"
  • David Arnold – orchestral arrangement on "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
  • Chris Lawson – guitar on "History Repeating", "Bang On!", and "Cominagetcha"
  • Mike Thomas – guitar on "Bigger?"
  • De La Soul – vocals on "360° (Oh Yeah?)"
  • Jungle Brothers – vocals on "You Want It Back"

Technical crew

  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Prince – engineering
  • Dave Trump – engineering assistance
  • Blue Source – art direction
  • Lee Strickland – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 6
US Billboard 200[12] 100
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Decksandrumsandrockandroll – Propellerheads". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Savlov, Marc (3 April 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll (DreamWorks)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (30 March 1998). "Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Chirazi, Steffan (22 March 1998). "Propellerheads, Decksandrumsandrockandroll, Dreamworks Records". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  5. ^ Hochman, Steve (29 March 1998). "Propellerheads, 'Decksandrumsandrockandroll,' DreamWorks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Braddock, Kevin (February 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll (Wall of Sound)". Muzik (33): 68. 
  7. ^ Patterson, Sylvia (24 January 1998). "Propellerheads – Decksandrumsandrockandroll". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  8. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 30 September 2000. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Chonin, Neva (25 March 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  10. ^ Hunter, James (June 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Spin. 14 (6): 129. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Propellerheads". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  12. ^ a b "Propellerheads - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Mercury Rising: Gomez Win '98 Album Prize". NME. 17 August 1998. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  14. ^ Matzer, Marla (28 June 1999). "Brit Duo's Songs Score Screen Hits". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Propellerheads". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 

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