Snapshot (The Strypes album)

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Snapshot
Snapshot album art cover.jpg
Studio album by The Strypes
Released September 9, 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Genre Blues, rhythm & blues, rock
Length 38:25
Label Virgin EMI
Producer Chris Thomas
Singles from Snapshot
  1. "Blue Collar Jane"
    Released: March 28, 2013
  2. "Hometown Girls"
    Released: May 30, 2013
  3. "What a Shame"
    Released: July 31, 2013
  4. "Mystery Man"
    Released: August 27, 2013
  5. "You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover"
    Released: November 5, 2013

Snapshot is the debut studio album by Irish rock band The Strypes, released on September 9, 2013. The album was produced by highly-acclaimed record producer Chris Thomas at Yellow Fish Studios, England. The title of the album derives from the band's intention while recording the album to create a "snapshot" of their live set that got them noticed in the first place.

The album contains singles "Blue Collar Jane", "Hometown Girls", "What a Shame", "Mystery Man" and "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover".

Critical reception[edit]

The album has received positive to mixed reviews. The Independent raved the album as "a scintillating shot of roughneck rhythm and blues," by giving it a 4/5 star review.[1] Simon Harper of Clash Magazine said that "with such infectious energy and lyrics capturing the timeless topics of youth, really: what's not to like? Harmonica sales will soar". Mojo also gave the album a rave review, stating that "It's nigh on impossible not to succumb to the band's hurtling energy and panache" and that "only a corpse wouldn't holler 'go, cats, go!'"

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
The Independent 4/5 stars[1]
NME 7/10 stars[3]
Clash Music 7/10 stars[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
This Is Fake DIY 3/10 stars[6]
Hot Press 4/5 stars[7]
The Irish Times 2/5 stars[8]
The Gig Review 4/5 stars[9]
The Times 3/5 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed and written by The Strypes, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Mystery Man"   2:43
2. "Blue Collar Jane"   2:51
3. "I'm a Hog for You Baby (deluxe edition/vinyl track)" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) 3:36
4. "What the People Don't See"   2:57
5. "She's So Fine"   2:20
6. "I Can Tell" (Samuel Smith, McDaniel) 3:42
7. "Angel Eyes"   4:11
8. "Perfect Storm"   2:24
9. "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" (Willie Dixon) 2:16
10. "What a Shame"   2:25
11. "Hometown Girls"   3:05
12. "Heart of the City" (Nick Lowe) 3:19
13. "Rollin' and Tumblin'" (Hambone Willie Newbern) 4:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Ross Farrelly - lead vocals, harmonica, percussion, guitar on "What a Shame" and "Angel Eyes"
  • Josh McClorey - lead guitar, vocals on "Perfect Storm" and "She's So Fine"
  • Pete O'Hanlon - bass guitar, harmonica on "Blue Collar Jane" & "Rollin' & Tumblin'", keyboards on "What a Shame"
  • Evan Walsh - drums, percussion, keyboards on "What a Shame"

Charts[edit]

Charts (2013) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 45
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 75
Irish Albums (IRMA)[13] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andy Gill (2013-09-07). "Album: The Strypes, Snapshot (Virgin EMI) - Reviews - Music". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Critic Reviews for Snapshot". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  3. ^ "NME Album Reviews - The Strypes - 'Snapshot'". Nme.Com. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  4. ^ "The Strypes - Snapshot | Reviews | Clash Magazine". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "The Strypes - Snapshot | Album Reviews | DIY". Thisisfakediy.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  7. ^ Olaf Tyaransen. "The Strypes 'Snapshot' | Music Review | Album". Hot Press. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  8. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/the-strypes-snapshot-1.1517361
  9. ^ "The Strypes – Snapshot – Album Review - Albums". The Gig Review. 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  10. ^ Will Hodgkinson Published at 12:01AM, September 7 2013 (2013-09-07). "The Strypes: Snapshot". The Times. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  11. ^ "The Strypes – Snapshot" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  12. ^ "The Strypes – Snapshot". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  13. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 37, 2013". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  14. ^ "Strypes | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved September 17, 2013.