Ideas Above Our Station

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Ideas Above Our Station
Studio album by Hundred Reasons
Released May 20, 2002
Recorded The Magic Shop, New York City
Mission Sound, Brooklyn
Genre Alternative rock, Emo, Post-Hardcore
Length 38:41
Label Columbia
Producer Dave Sardy
Hundred Reasons chronology
Ideas Above Our Station
Shatterproof Is Not a Challenge
(2004)Shatterproof Is Not a Challenge2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
NME (8/10) [2]

Ideas Above Our Station is the first studio album by the English alternative rock band, Hundred Reasons, released on May 20, 2002, on Columbia Records. The album reached #6 in the UK album chart and is the band's most commercially successful album to date.[citation needed]

In 2012, the band got together after a three-year break to celebrate the album's ten-year anniversary.[citation needed]


The album cover art is a stylised photograph of the Lloyd's Building in London.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'll Find You"
  2. "Answers"
  3. "Dissolve"
  4. "What Thought Did"
  5. "If I Could"
  6. "Falter"
  7. "Shine"
  8. "Drowning"
  9. "Oratorio"
  10. "Silver"
  11. "Gone Too Far"
  12. "Avalanche"

The Japanese version of the album contained two extra songs, "Remmus" and "No.5".


  • Andy Bews - drums
  • Colin Doran - lead vocals, keyboard
  • Andy Gilmour - bass guitar
  • Larry Hibbitt - guitar, vocals, lead vocals (chorus of "Shine")
  • Paul Townsend - guitar, vocals, lead vocals (verses of "Silver")
  • Dave Sardy - producer
  • Greg Fidelman - engineering
  • Greg Gordon - editing, additional engineering
  • Juan Garcia - second engineer
  • Peter - second engineer
  • Jennifer Paola - production coordinator
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering
  • Stewart Whitmore - digital editing
  • Steve Gullick - photography
  • Dave Goodchild - photography
  • Mark Unwin / Precesssion Industries - design, illustration

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Certification Sales
UK Albums Chart[3] 06 Gold

Charting singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "epThree" UK Singles Chart 37
2002 "If I Could" UK Singles Chart 19
2002 "Silver" UK Singles Chart 15
2002 "Falter" UK Singles Chart 38