Envy (Ambitious Lovers album)

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Studio album by Ambitious Lovers
Released 1984 (1984)
Recorded BC Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Genre New wave
Length 32:46
Label E.G.
Producer Arto Lindsay, M. E. Miller and Peter Scherer
Ambitious Lovers chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]

Envy is the debut album of Ambitious Lovers, released in 1984 through E.G. Records. The album picks up where DNA left off.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cross Your Legs" Lindsay, Miller, Scherer 5:05
2. "Trouble Maker" Lindsay, Miller, Scherer 2:25
3. "Pagode Americano" Fernandes, Nogueira, Silva 2:12
4. "Nothing's Monstered" Lindsay, Miller, Moss 1:00
5. "Crowning Roar" Lindsay, Miller 1:00
6. "Too Many Mansions" Lindsay, Miller, Scherer 3:52
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let's Be Adult" Lindsay, Scherer 4:18
2. "Venus Lost Her Shirt" Fernandes, Lindsay, Miller, Nogueira, Scherer, Silva 1:55
3. "My Competition" Lindsay, Miller 0:45
4. "Badú" Nogueira, Silva, Silva 1:06
5. "Dora" Caymmi 2:55
6. "Beberibe" Lindsay, Nogueira 1:00
7. "Locus Coruleus" Fier, Lindsay, Scherer 5:06


The hook in "Let's Be Adult" is also in the song Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control) by Groove Armada.


Ambitious Lovers
Additional musicians and production


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Envy". Allmusic. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Arto Lindsay/Ambitious Lovers". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.