Galore (Dragonette album)

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Galore
Dragonette - Galore album cover.png
Studio album by Dragonette
Released August 6, 2007 (2007-08-06)
Recorded 2005–07
Studio
Genre
Length 36:58
Label Mercury
Producer
Dragonette chronology
Dragonette EP
(2005)
Galore
(2007)
Fixin to Thrill
(2009)
Singles from Fixin to Thrill
  1. "I Get Around"
    Released: April 30, 2007
  2. "Take It Like a Man"
    Released: July 23, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music favourable[3]
ChartAttack 4/5[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
The Observer 3/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[7]
Spin 6/10[8]

Galore is the debut studio album by Canadian electronic music band Dragonette, released on August 6, 2007 by Mercury Records. The album contains a mix of newly recorded tracks and reworked songs which had featured on their independently released Dragonette EP, which was available through the band's website two years earlier.

Release[edit]

Anticipation for the album was increased early in 2007 when Popjustice published a "Greatest Hits of 2007" list including four of the album's tracks: "I Get Around", "True Believer", "Marvellous" and "Competition".[9] While "I Get Around" and "Take It Like a Man" were both released as proper singles, music videos for "Competition" and "Jesus Doesn't Love Me" were filmed and released online.

Galore was first released digitally in the United Kingdom and the United States in August 2007. A physical release followed in the UK and Canada in September 2007, and in the US in November 2008.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Get Around"  
Dragonette 3:28
2. "Competition"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
3:27
3. "Take It Like a Man"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
  • Steve Chrisanthou
  • Pete Prilesnik
Dragonette 3:03
4. "True Believer"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
  • Dragonette
  • Kurstin
3:42
5. "Another Day"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
Dragonette 2:52
6. "Get Lucky"   Sorbara Dragonette 3:05
7. "Jesus Doesn't Love Me"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
2:52
8. "Black Limousine"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
  • Kurstin
  • Dragonette
  • Kurstin
3:38
9. "Gold Rush"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
  • Joel Stouffer
  • Dragonette
  • Darren Lewis
  • Iyiola Babalola
3:40
10. "You Please Me"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
4:23
11. "Marvellous"  
  • Sorbara
  • Kurtz
Dragonette 2:48

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Galore.[11]

Dragonette
  • Dragonette – production
  • Martina Sorbara – vocals (all tracks); keyboards (tracks 4, 5, 11)
  • Dan Kurtz – bass, keyboards, programming (all tracks); backing vocals (track 2–4, 6–11); guitar (tracks 1–3, 7–11); electric guitar (tracks 4, 5)
  • Joel Stouffer – drums (tracks 1–5, 8–11); keyboards (tracks 3, 9); percussion (track 6)
  • Will Stapleton – guitar (track 3); acoustic guitar (tracks 5, 6)
  • Simon Craig – guitar (tracks 1, 2)
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[12] 80

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States August 6, 2007 Digital download I Surrender [13]
United Kingdom August 20, 2007 Mercury [14]
September 24, 2007 CD [15]
Canada September 25, 2007
  • CD
  • digital download
Universal [16][17]
United States November 4, 2008 CD I Surrender [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Galore by Dragonette". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Galore – Dragonette". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kraines, Talia (September 21, 2007). "Review of Dragonette – Galore". BBC Music. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Whibbs, Shannon (October 2, 2007). "Dragonette – Galore". ChartAttack. Archived from the original on September 4, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (August 3, 2007). "Dragonette, Galore". The Guardian. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ Flynn, Paul (July 15, 2007). "Dragonette, Galore". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (November 9, 2008). "Dragonette: Galore". Slant Magazine. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Walters, Barry (October 31, 2008). "Dragonette, 'Galore' (I Surrender)". Spin. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Greatest Hits Of 2007". Popjustice. 2007. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Galore". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  11. ^ Galore (CD liner notes). Dragonette. Universal Music Canada. 2007. 0251736821. 
  12. ^ "Albums : Top 100". Jam!. October 21, 2007. Archived from the original on October 30, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Galore by Dragonette". iTunes Store (US). Apple. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Galore by Dragonette". iTunes Store (GB). Apple. Archived from the original on May 10, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Galore". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Galore by Dragonette". HMV Canada. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Galore by Dragonette". iTunes Store (CA). Apple. Retrieved September 12, 2015.