Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast

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Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast
Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast.png
Studio album by Cornershop
Released 27 July 2009
Genre Indie pop, indie rock, raga rock
Length 57:02
Label Ample Play
Producer Tjinder Singh
Cornershop chronology
Handcream for a Generation
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast
Cornershop and the Double 'O' Groove Of
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (73/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Belfast Telegraph (favourable)[2]
Daily Mirror 4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
The Independent 4/5 stars[5]
The Observer 3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[7]
Robert Christgau (A-)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast is a 2009 studio album by British band Cornershop. It was their first album in seven years following 2002's Handcream for a Generation. The band were dropped by Beggars Banquet Records after disagreements about the promotion of their previous album,[10] and Tjinder Singh explained the reasons for the seven-year gap before this album: "We needed to take a break from doing music. I didn't stop working but the climate didn't seem very fertile for what we were doing. It was really a case of waiting for a time when it was more receptive."[11] The band also made a film in that time, which has yet to be released, and set up their own Ample Play record label.[10] The band released the album independently through their website and in local shops.[12]

The album has received generally positive reviews and has been particularly praised for its diverse sound. Like previous Cornershop albums, Judy draws on soul, funk and rock music and features various Indian instruments; its music has drawn comparisons to the Rolling Stones and T. Rex.[5][4] The Daily Mirror gave the album four stars out of five, with reviewer Gavin Martin stating "Their surefire smashes, wired energy and saucy singalongs are as strong as ever on this album."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tjinder Singh except where noted.

  1. "Who Fingered Rock 'n' Roll" - 3:48
  2. "Soul School" - 3:32
  3. "Half Brick" - 0:52
  4. "Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast" - 5:16
  5. "Shut Southall Down" - 1:13
  6. "Free Love" - 5:38
  7. "The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History in the Making)" - 4:39
  8. "Operation Push" - 4:18
  9. "The Mighty Quinn" (Dylan) - 3:32
  10. "The Constant Springs" - 4:09
  11. "Chamchu" - 3:25
  12. "The Turned on Truth (The Truth Is Turned On)" - 16:45


  1. ^ "Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Cornershop Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast", Belfast Telegraph, 21 August 2009, p. 4
  3. ^ a b Martin, Gavin (2009) "ALBUMS", Daily Mirror, 24 July 2009, p. 6
  4. ^ a b Petridis, Alexis (23 July 2009). "Cornershop: Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  5. ^ a b Price, Simon (26 July 2009). "Album: Cornershop, Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast, (Ample Play)". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Observer Music Monthly: Reviews Round-Up", The Observer, 12 July 2009, p.45
  7. ^ Harvey, Eric (2010) "Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast", Pitchfork Media, 13 January 2010, retrieved 2010-12-11
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (2010) "Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast", robertchristgau.com, retrieved 2010-12-11
  9. ^ Hoard, Christian. "Music -- Reviews -- Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  10. ^ a b Smith, Aidan (2009) "Singh when you're winning", Scotland on Sunday, 26 July 2009, p.16
  11. ^ Coleman, Andy (2009) "Cornershop opens for business again", Birmingham Mail, 31 July 2009, p. 36
  12. ^ Haider, Arwa (27 July 2009). "Cornershop return with Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast". Metro. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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