Radlands (album)

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Radlands
Radlands.jpg
Studio album by Mystery Jets
Released 30 April 2012 (2012-04-30)
Recorded Westlake, Austin, Texas, US
Genre Indie rock
Label Rough Trade
Producer Dan Carey
Mystery Jets chronology
Serotonin
(2010)
Radlands
(2012)
Curve of the Earth
(2016)
Singles from Radlands
  1. "Someone Purer"
    Released: 16 April 2012
  2. "Greatest Hits"
    Released: 18 June 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
NME 8/10 stars[3]
BBC (Positive)[4]
Pitchfork Media (5.4/10)[5]
Drowned in Sound (6/10)[6]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[7]
The Independent 4/5 stars[8]

Radlands is the fifth album by the Mystery Jets. On 3 April 2012, shortly before the release of Radlands, Kai Fish announced he would be leaving the band, with bassist Pete Cochrane taking his place for the band's UK tour.[9]

The album was recorded in a home recording studio set up in a country house by the Colorado river in the Westlake area in Austin, Texas.

The album peaked at number 40 on the UK Albums Chart.[10]

The name 'Radlands' is an amalgamation of Keith Richards' 1960s apartment Redlands and the Terrence Malick film Badlands.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Radlands" 5:28
2. "You Had Me at Hello" 4:22
3. "Someone Purer" 5:18
4. "The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar" 4:58
5. "Greatest Hits" 3:35
6. "The Hale Bop" 3:02
7. "The Nothing" 4:55
8. "Take Me Where the Roses Grow" 4:31
9. "Sister Everett" 4:49
10. "Lost in Austin" 6:19
11. "Luminescense" 4:48
Total length: 52:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radlands by Mystery Jets". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. Radlands > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. ^ Denney, Alex (30 April 2012). "NME Album Reviews - Mystery Jets - 'Radlands'". Nme.Com. 
  4. ^ "BBC Music review". 
  5. ^ "Pitchfork review". 
  6. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  7. ^ Carnwath, Ally (29 April 2012). "Mystery Jets: Radlands – review - Music - The Guardian". The Guardian. 
  8. ^ Price, Simon (29 April 2012). "Album: Album: Mystery Jets, Radlands (Rough Trade) - Reviews - Music - The Independent". The Independent. 
  9. ^ Chris Bright. "Music - Review of Mystery Jets - Radlands". BBC. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  10. ^ "Mystery Jets", Official Charts Company, retrieved 12 September 2012
  11. ^ Toh, Christopher. "Culture & Lifestyle | Music | Being rad". TODAYonline. Retrieved 2012-09-14.