Just Enough Education to Perform

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Just Enough Education to Perform
Just Enough Education to Perform.jpg
Studio album by Stereophonics
Released 11 April 2001
Recorded Late 1998 – late 2000
Genre
Length 45:46
Label V2
Producer Bird and Bush
Stereophonics chronology
Performance and Cocktails
(1999)
Just Enough Education to Perform
(2001)
You Gotta Go There to Come Back
(2003)
Singles from Just Enough Education to Perform
  1. "Mr. Writer"
    Released: 19 March 2001
  2. "Have a Nice Day"
    Released: 11 June 2001
  3. "Step On My Old Size Nines"
    Released: 24 September 2001
  4. "Handbags and Gladrags"
    Released: 12 December 2001 and 2 January 2002
  5. "Vegas Two Times"
    Released: 1 April 2002
  6. "Lying in the Sun"
    Released: 1 April 2003

Just Enough Education to Perform is the third studio album by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. Released on 11 April 2001, the album topped the UK Albums Chart with 140,000 copies sold. and spawned three top-ten singles in the form of "Mr. Writer", "Have a Nice Day" and "Handbags and Gladrags".[3]

When the album was originally released it had 11 tracks; it was then re-released in 2002 to include "Handbags and Gladrags" after it was released as a single.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Kelly Jones, all music composed by Kelly Jones (except where noted).

No. Title Length
1. "Vegas Two Times"   4:29
2. "Lying in the Sun"   4:31
3. "Mr. Writer" (Jones and Marshall Bird) 5:19
4. "Step on My Old Size Nines"   4:00
5. "Have a Nice Day"   3:25
6. "Nice to Be Out"   3:08
7. "Watch Them Fly Sundays"   3:29
8. "Everyday I Think of Money"   3:24
9. "Maybe"   4:34
10. "Caravan Holiday"   3:12
11. "Rooftop" /
"Surprise" (hidden bonus track)
6:15
4:07
Total length:
45:46

Bonus CD-Rom tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lying in the Sun" (Acoustic version)  
2. "Step on My Old Size Nines" (Acoustic version)  

2002 re-release[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mike d'Abo

No. Title Length
7. "Handbags and Gladrags"   4:37

Personnel[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100) [6]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[7]
NME (5/10)[8]
Pitchfork Media (5.2/10)[2]
Q 3/5 stars[9]

Just Enough Education to Perform received generally mixed to positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 68 based on 10 reviews.[6]

Q listed Just Enough Education to Perform as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

On its initial release in 2001, Just Enough Education to Perform reached #1 in the UK charts where it stayed for two weeks, it topped the charts for another two weeks in the second week of January 2002, nine months after its initial release. The album then went on to re-enter the charts several times: it peaked at #27 during June 2002, #37 in July 2003 and #34 in August 2003, until finally disappearing from the top 100. In 2001 it was the 4th biggest selling album in the UK, and in 2002 it was the 24th biggest selling album in the UK, as well as being the 39th biggest selling album of the decade. It went on to be certified 5× platinum in the UK.[11]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney has the album's name tattooed in a design on his right forearm.[26] Rooney is a longtime fan of the band and is good friends with them.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilson, MacKenzie (17 April 2001). "Just Enough Education  – Stereophonics". Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Dark, John (17 April 2001). "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Stereophonics". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Just Enough Education to Perform (CD booklet). Stereophonics. V2 Records. 2001. 
  5. ^ "Just Enough Education to Perform credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Just Enough Education To Perform". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Stereophonics: Just Enough Education To Perform". Mojo. May 2004. p. 96. 
  8. ^ Sutherland, Steve (4 April 2001). "NME album review". NME. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stereophonics: Just Enough Education To Perform". Q. May 2004. p. 96. 
  10. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65. 
  11. ^ a b "Album artist 832 - The Stereophonics". Tsort. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Australian albums chart". ARIA. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Austrian albums chart". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Belgian albums chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Dutch albums chart". GfK. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "French albums chart". SNEP. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "German albums chart". Media Control International. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Irish albums chart". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "New Zealand albums chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Swedish albums chart". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Swiss albums chart". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100 (15th April 2001)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "Just Enough Education to Perform awards". Billboard. AllMusic. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Album by Album: Kelly Jones on the Stereophonics' back catalogue". Drowned in Sound. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards 1999 Awards". IFPI. 2002. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Goal.com's Top 50 English Players: Wayne Rooney (44)". Goal.com. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  27. ^ Football Focus, 28 November 2009
Preceded by
Popstars by Hear’Say
UK number-one album
21 April 2001 – 4 May 2001
Succeeded by
Free All Angels by Ash
Preceded by
Swing When You're Winning by Robbie Williams
UK number-one album
19 January 2002 – 8 February 2002
Succeeded by
Come with Us by The Chemical Brothers