Hi-Fi Serious

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Hi-Fi Serious
A - Hi-Fi Serious.jpg
Studio album by A
Released March 4, 2002
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, pop rock
Length 45:36
Label London Records
Producer Ken Andrews, Al Clay
A chronology
Exit Stage Right
(2000)
Hi-Fi Serious
(2002)
Teen Dance Ordinance
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Nude as the News (Positive)[2]
Artist Direct 4/5 stars[3]

Hi-Fi Serious is the third studio album by British band A, released in 2002.

The name "Hi-Fi Serious" was derived from the name of the hi-fi electronics store Alan Partridge buys a Bang & Olufsen stereo from in the last episode of I'm Alan Partridge series 1. The tour in support of this album's release was called the 'Inner City Sumo' tour - another reference to I'm Alan Partridge (Season 1 Episode 1).

Charts and sales[edit]

The album is certified Silver in the U.K., having sold over 60,000 copies.[4]

First single, "Nothing", made it to #9 in the UK singles chart before the album's release, propelling the band higher up the ladder - the album peaked at #18 in the UK album charts - and although they were still not seen as a mainstream artist, the album still won them "Best British Band" at the "Kerrang! awards".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nothing" – 3:43
  2. "Something's Going On" – 2:58
  3. "6 o'Clock on a Tube Stop" – 3:14
  4. "Going Down" – 4:09
  5. "Took It Away" – 3:29
  6. "Starbucks" – 3:18
  7. "The Springs" – 4:28
  8. "Shut Yer Face" – 3:43
  9. "Pacific Ocean Blue" – 3:27
  10. "The Distance" – 3:37
  11. "W.D.Y.C.A.I." (Why Don't You Cry About It) – 3:27
  12. "Hi-Fi Serious" – 5:57
  13. "Champions of Endings" (U.S. bonus track) - 4:25

B-Sides

  • "Asshole" - 4:45
  • "T-Shirt Money" – 3:27
  • "Everybody In" – 4:16
  • "Getting Me Off" - 3:10
  • "Some People" - 2:05
  • "Monterey" - 2:52
  • "Coming Around" - 3:31
  • "Rock" - 4:05
  • "Human Condition" - 4:03
  • "Sorry But..."
  • "Just Like Paradise"

DVD features[edit]

Hi-Fi Serious was later re-released with an additional DVD of live footage and other video clips of the band. This included music videos for "Nothing", "The Distance" & "Old Folks" (From Monkey Kong), a 12-minute documentary, UK TV commercials for Hi-Fi Serious, and 20 minutes of "Live at Reading 2000" footage.

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