Scale (album)

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Scale
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Studio album by Herbert
Released May 29, 2006 (2006-05-29)
Recorded November 2005 at Abbey Road Studios
Genre Electronic
Length 51:26
Label Studio !K7
Producer Matthew Herbert
Herbert chronology
Secondhand Sounds
(2002)
Scale
(2006)
The Shakes
(2015)
Singles from Scale
  1. "Moving Like a Train"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Harmonise / The Movers and the Shakers"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
MusicOMH 5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10[5]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[6]
Resident Advisor 4.0/5[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[8]

Scale is a studio album by British electronic musician Herbert. It was released via Studio !K7 on May 29, 2006.

According to the liner notes, 635 objects were used to create the album. These include traditional instruments, such as violins and guitars, as well as other objects, such as breakfast cereal, gas pumps and coffins.

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Scale received an average score of 81% based on 20 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

It ranked at number 35 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 50 Albums of 2006" list.[9] "Something Isn't Right" ranked at number 17 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 100 Tracks of 2006" list.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Something Isn't Right" 3:45
2. "The Movers and the Shakers" 4:15
3. "Moving Like a Train" 5:53
4. "Harmonise" 5:39
5. "We're in Love" 4:43
6. "Birds of a Feather" 5:05
7. "Those Feelings" 4:23
8. "Down" 6:12
9. "Movie Star" 4:14
10. "Just Once" 6:15
11. "Wrong" 1:02

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Top Dance/Electronic Albums[11] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scale by Matthew Herbert". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Herbert - Scale". AllMusic. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ Burgess, John (May 26, 2006). "Herbert, Scale". The Guardian. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ Whitefield, Clair (May 29, 2006). "Herbert – Scale". MusicOMH. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ Harvell, Jess (June 2, 2006). "Matthew Herbert: Scale". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ Raper, Dan (June 23, 2006). "Matthew Herbert - Scale". PopMatters. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ Meggitt, Joshua (July 28, 2006). "Herbert - Scale". Resident Advisor. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ Ranta, Alan. "Herbert - Scale". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2006 (2/5)". Pitchfork Media. December 19, 2006. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Top 100 Tracks of 2006 (9/10)". Pitchfork Media. December 18, 2006. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Herbert - Chart history - Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 

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