Girls and Weather

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Girls and Weather
Girls And Weather.jpg
Studio album by The Rumble Strips
Released September 10, 2007
Genre Rock
Length 37:46
Label Fallout
Producer Tony Hoffer
The Rumble Strips chronology
Girls and Weather
(2007)
Welcome to the Walk Alone
(2009)Welcome to the Walk Alone2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
NME 7/10 stars (7/10) link
Q 4/5 stars
Rocklouder 3/5 stars link
Spin 4/5 stars link

Girls and Weather is the debut album from the Devon-based band The Rumble Strips. It was released on September 10, 2007 by the Island Records sub-label Fallout Records.

Allmusic reviewer Katherine Fulton said that "happy melodies coupled with bittersweet lyrics are a running theme throughout the album", being quick to note this is a good thing because "it's a formula that works well for the Rumble Strips."[2] She sums up the album by saying it "loses neither steam nor charm throughout; it's an album for adults who want an excuse to behave like kids again."[2] NME reviewer Jamie Fullerton focuses in particular on the frontman, indicating that the "cheesy, into-the-sunset fantasy is just another indication of Waller's total detachment from the current grot-rock set, just as he's detached from the cretins who brand him a Dexy's photocopier."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Soul" - 2:44
  2. "Alarm Clock" - 3:13
  3. "Building a Boat" - 2:38
  4. "Girls and Boys in Love" - 2:33
  5. "Oh Creole" - 3:15
  6. "Motorcycle" - 3:56
  7. "Time" - 3:32
  8. "Clouds" - 3:37
  9. "Don't Dumb Down" - 2:53
  10. "Cowboy" - 2:39
  11. "Hate Me (You Do)" - 3:13
  12. "Hands" - 3:32
  13. "Girls and Weather" - 3:44 (Japanese Edition Bonus Track)
  14. "The Boys Are Back in Town" - 4:07 (Japanese Edition Bonus Track)
  15. "Girls and Boys in Love (Hot Chip Remix)" - 3:45 (Japanese Edition Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Todd Burke, Jason Gossman - engineers
  • Jonathan de Villiers - photography
  • Duncan Ellis - management
  • Tappin Gofton - art direction, design
  • Tony Hoffer - music producer, engineer, mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girls And Weather by The Rumble Strips". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Fulton, Katherine. "Girls and Weather review". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  3. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (2007-09-17). "The Rumble Strips album review". NME. Retrieved 2008-07-23.