Ether Song

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ether Song
Cover of Ether Song.jpg
Studio album by Turin Brakes
Released March 3, 2003 (UK)
Genre Folk rock
Label Source (UK)
Producer Tony Hoffer
Turin Brakes chronology
The Optimist LP
Ether Song
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Guardian 4.0/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 3.0/5 stars [3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.0/5 stars [4]

Ether Song is the second album by the British rock band Turin Brakes. Following the band's first album The Optimist LP (2001), this was a bit of a departure, relying on more electric instruments. Despite the change in sound, the album was received well by critics and reached #4 on the United Kingdom album charts.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian.

No. Title Length
1. "Blue Hour" 3:42
2. "Average Man" 2:43
3. "Long Distance" 4:27
4. "Self Help" 4:23
5. "Falling Down" 3:30
6. "Stone Thrown" 4:04
7. "Clear Blue Air" 3:52
8. "Pain Killer (Summer Rain)" 3:56
9. "Full of Stars" 4:40
10. "Panic Attack" 2:29
11. "Little Brother" 5:33
12. "Rain City" 15:15
13. "Ether Song" (hidden track)  

In some regions and versions, the album was sold with bonus discs. The album was later released with the single "5 Mile (These Are the Days)" as a bonus CD, but initial pressings with bonus discs came with the following track list:

  1. "Blue Hour" (home recording)
  2. "Self Help" (SBN session)
  3. "Long Distance" (SBN session)
  4. "Bright Golden Lights" (home recording)


  1. ^ Marshall, Kingsley. "Turin Brakes: Ether Song > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (February 28, 2003). "Turin Brakes: Ether Song". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone review". [dead link]
  4. ^ "Turin Brakes: Ether Song". Retrieved September 13, 2011.