Millionaires (album)

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Studio album by James
Released 13 October 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:58 (11-track version)
51:17 (12-track version)
Label Mercury
Producer Brian Eno
James chronology
Pleased to Meet You

Millionaires is the eighth studio album by British alternative rock band James. It was published as 11- and as 12-track version.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[2]
Independent on Sunday (favourable)[3]
Melody Maker (unfavourable)[4]
NME 4/10[5]
Uncut 4/5 stars[6]

In a review of the album in 1999, Q Magazine stated:[7]

"While musically different, a similar burning sense of an idea whose time has come runs through Parklife, Urban Hymns, Everything Must Go, OK Computer and (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. These are the albums that, if there’s any justice, Millionaires will be cited alongside when the great British rock records of this decade are counted."

The album reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart, spending 16 weeks on the chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crash"
  2. "Just Like Fred Astaire"
  3. "I Know What I'm Here For"
  4. "Shooting My Mouth Off" (12-track version only)
  5. "We're Going to Miss You"
  6. "Strangers"
  7. "Hello"
  8. "Afro Lover"
  9. "Surprise"
  10. "Dumb Jam"
  11. "Someone's Got It in for Me"
  12. "Vervaceous"


Three singles were taken from the album. "I Know What I'm Here For", released in July 1999, peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart.[8] "Just Like Fred Astaire", released in October, reached number 17, and "We're Going to Miss You", released in December, peaked at number 48.[8]


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Simpson, Dave (October 1999). "Millionaires: More Reviews". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Millionaires: More Reviews". Independent on Sunday. 10 October 1999. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Booth, Daniel (October 1999). "Millionaires: More Reviews". Melody Maker. IPC Media. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Grogan, Soibahn (13 October 1999). "Millionaires - The problems of mediocrity face all who encounter James. Do you pity or scorn them?". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Williamson, Nigel. "Millionaires: More Reviews". Uncut. IPC Media. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Q Magazine review found on". Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  8. ^ a b c "James", Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 January 2016