Partie Traumatic

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Partie Traumatic
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 7, 2008
RecordedDecember 2007 – April 2008
West Heath Studios, London, England
GenreIndie rock, indie pop
Length38:09
LabelAlmost Gold / Columbia (USA)
Mercury (EU)
ProducerBernard Butler
Black Kids chronology
Partie Traumatic
(2008)
ROOKIE
(2017)
Singles from Partie Traumatic
  1. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"
    Released: April 7, 2008
  2. "Hurricane Jane"
    Released: June 23, 2008
  3. "Look at Me (When I Rock Wichoo)"
    Released: September 8, 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
MSN MusicA−[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork3.3/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin4/5 stars[11]

Partie Traumatic is the debut album by American Indie rock band Black Kids, released by Almost Gold on July 7, 2008 in the United Kingdom, and released by Columbia Records on July 22, 2008 in North America.[12] The album debuted at #5 on the UK Albums chart and placed on several year-end best albums lists.

According to bassist Owen Holmes, the album got its title from an instructional Artie Traum DVD on how to play the guitar which Holmes and Reggie Youngblood rented from their local library. The band played with the name Artie Traum, calling him Partie Traum and eventually Partie Traumatic.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Black Kids

  1. "Hit the Heartbrakes" – 3:44
  2. "Partie Traumatic" – 3:10
  3. "Listen to Your Body Tonight" – 3:08
  4. "Hurricane Jane" – 4:32
  5. "I'm Making Eyes at You" – 4:29
  6. "I've Underestimated My Charm (Again)" – 3:55
  7. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" – 3:37
  8. "Love Me Already" – 4:04
  9. "I Wanna Be Your Limousine" – 3:16
  10. "Look at Me (When I Rock Wichoo)" – 4:11

Usage in media[edit]

Hit the Heartbrakes was used in the mobile phone game, First Touch Soccer 2015/FTS 15. Partie Traumatic was used in Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Hurricane Jane was used in the football game by Konami, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" was used as The Twelves Remix version in the EA Sports game, FIFA 09 and also the 2008 comedy film "Role Models".

Personnel[edit]

  • Owen Holmes – bass guitar
  • Kevin Snow – drums
  • Dawn Watley – keyboards and vocals
  • Ali Youngblood – keyboards and vocals
  • Reggie Youngblood – guitar and vocals
  • Makoto Sakamoto - bongos on "Partie Traumatic" and "Love Me Already"
  • Producer: Bernard Butler
  • Mastering: Chris Potter at Alchemy Studio
  • Engineer: Seb Lewsley
  • Mixing: Lexxx at Miloco Studios and Olympic Studios
  • Assisting: David Emery, Matt Paul, Adrian Breakspear
  • Album design: Brendon Clark and Black Kids
  • Photography: Dean Chalkley
  • Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Recorded at West Heath Studios In England

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak position
UK Albums Chart 5
US Billboard 200 127

Honors[edit]

  • Best of 2008 (#4) – New York Post, December 2008 [14]
  • 50 Best Albums of the Year (#39) – The Observer, December 2008 [15]
  • The 40 Best Albums of 2008 (#22) – Spin, December 2008 [16]
  • The Top 50 Albums of 2008 (#43) – NME, December 2008 [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Partie Traumatic by Black Kids". Metacritic. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Partie Traumatic – Black Kids". AllMusic. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (July 21, 2008). "Black Kids: Partie Traumatic". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (July 25, 2008). "Partie Traumatic". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (July 4, 2008). "Black Kids, Partie Traumatic". The Guardian. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 2008). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Nicolson, Barry (July 3, 2008). "Black Kids: Partie Traumatic". NME. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (July 22, 2008). "Black Kids: Partie Traumatic". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Black Kids: Partie Traumatic". Q (265): 141. August 2008.
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (July 10, 2008). "Partie Traumatic : Black Kids". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 29, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Walters, Barry (August 2008). "Black on the Inside". Spin. 24 (8): 95. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  12. ^ Dave Maher (May 1, 2008). "Black Kids Sign to Columbia for U.S., Reveal LP Details". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on May 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  13. ^ "Uncensored Interview: Black Kids Discuss Artie Traum And Partie Traumatic". Uncensored Interview. July 20, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  14. ^ Aquilante, Dan (2008-12-07). "Best of 2008". New York Post. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  15. ^ "2008 Review: 50 albums of the year". The Observer. 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  16. ^ Walters, Barry (2008-12-11). "The 40 Best Albums of 2008". Spin Magazine Online. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  17. ^ "NME's Top 50 of 2008". Stereogum. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-12-11.