Red (Guillemots album)

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Guillemots red.jpg
Studio album by Guillemots
Released 24 March 2008 (UK)
Genre Indie rock
Length 50:38
Label Polydor
Producer Adam Noble, Guillemots
Guillemots chronology
Through the Windowpane
(2006)Through the Windowpane2006
Walk the River
(2011)Walk the River2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Digital Spy 3/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 8/10 link
The Guardian 2/5 stars Link
The Independent 4/5 stars Link
NME 4/10 link
The Observer 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 5.8/10 link
The Sun 4/5 stars Link
The Telegraph Positive link
The Times 4/5 stars Link
This Is Fake DIY 7/10 link

Red is the second album from British indie rock band Guillemots. It was released on 24 March 2008 in the United Kingdom and reached number 9 in the UK Album Charts. The album release was preceded by the single "Get Over It" on 17 March.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Kriss Kross" 4:24
2. "Big Dog" 3:50
3. "Falling Out of Reach" 4:54
4. "Get Over It" 4:19
5. "Clarion" 4:04
6. "Last Kiss" 3:26
7. "Cockateels" 4:31
8. "Words" 6:31
9. "Standing on the Last Star" 4:31
10. "Don't Look Down" 4:39
11. "Take Me Home" 5:36

Also included is the video to Get Over It.


Ida Maria provided backing vocals on the track "Words".

Album art[edit]

The album cover and inner sleeve were inspired by the René Magritte paintings Le chambre d'écoute ("The Listening Room"; 1953) and Le tombeau des lutteurs ("The Tomb of the Wrestlers"; 1961).[1]

The image on the album cover was taken at Rockingham Motor Speedway in one of the circuit's pedestrian tunnels.


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[2] N/A 51,424[3]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. ^ "British album certifications – Guillemots – Red". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A in the Certification field. Enter Red in the search field and then press Enter.
  3. ^ "Key Releases". Music Week. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2018.