Sneaky Sound System (2006 album)

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Sneaky Sound System
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Studio album by Sneaky Sound System
Released 12 August 2006 (2006-08-12)
Studio The House of Whack, Bondi Beach
Genre
Length 49:18
Label Whack
Producer
  • Black Angus
  • Peter Dolso
Sneaky Sound System chronology
Other Peoples Music
(2003)
Sneaky Sound System
(2006)
2
(2008)
Additional Covers
Collector's Edition
Singles from Sneaky Sound System
  1. "Hip Hip Hooray"
    Released: 15 November 2004
  2. "Tease Me"
    Released: 18 July 2004
  3. "I Love It"
    Released: 8 July 2006
  4. "Pictures"
    Released: 2 December 2006
  5. "UFO"
    Released: 28 April 2007
  6. "Goodbye"
    Released: 6 October 2007

Sneaky Sound System is the self-titled debut album by Australian music collective, Sneaky Sound System, released on 12 August 2006. It peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart and remained in the top 50 for 61 weeks. The album was certified 3× platinum in 2011 for shipment of 210,000 copies. Six singles were released from the album, with four of them reaching the ARIA Singles Chart top 50: "I Love It" (July 2006), "Pictures" (December), "UFO" (April 2007) and "Goodbye" (October). At the ARIA Music Awards of 2007 they won ARIA Award for Best Dance Release and ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist – Album for Sneaky Sound System.

Information[edit]

Sneaky Sound System was released on 12 August 2006 by Australian electropop and dance music collective, Sneaky Sound System. It entered the ARIA Albums Chart at position 44 on 7 January 2007.[1] It provided six singles with four of them reaching the top 50 on the associated singles chart: "I Love It" (July 2006), "Pictures" (December), "UFO" (April 2007) and "Goodbye" (October).[1] "Pictures" peaked at number one on the ARIA Club Chart with its Tonite Only remix. "UFO" was their highest charting single on the regular ARIA Singles Chart, which reached No. 11.[1] "I Love It", which reached No. 24, remained in the top 100 for 73 weeks – the longest chart run by an Australian artist.[2][3]

When the nominees for the 2007 ARIA Awards were announced Sneaky Sound System received five nominations for the album including; Best Dance Release, Best Independent Release, Breakthrough Artist – Album, Best Group and Album of the Year.[4] At the awards ceremony, in October, they won Best Dance Release and Breakthrough Artist – Album.[5] In the following week, the album reached its peaked position of number five on the ARIA Albums Chart and remained in the top 50 for a total of 61 weeks.[1] The album was accredited 2x platinum by ARIA at the end of that year.[6] In 2011 it was certified 3× platinum for shipment of 210,000 copies.[7]

A UK compilation album was released on 20 April 2009 featuring three tracks from Sneaky Sound System and nine from their second studio album 2.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[8]

Track listing[edit]

Sneaky Sound System – Standard edition[9]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Love It" Angus McDonald (a.k.a Black Angus) 3:46
2. "Thin Disguise" McDonald 4:34
3. "UFO"
4:29
4. "Pictures"
  • McDonald
  • Mitchell
3:16
5. "I D E W 2 L U" McDonald 3:33
6. "You Should Have Told Me"
  • McDonald
  • D. Downey
  • O. Eser
3:55
7. "Goodbye"
  • McDonald
  • Downey
  • Mitchell
  • Peter Dolso
4:54
8. "Hip Hip Hooray" McDonald 3:44
9. "It's Over" McDonald 3:17
10. "You're Hot" McDonald 5:18
11. "Tease Me" McDonald 3:51
12. "Maybe" McDonald 4:41
Total length: 49:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Black Angus (a.k.a Angus McDonald) – all instruments, guitars (track 7, disc 2), producer, producer (track 7, disc 2)
  • Nick Broadhurst – MIDI sax (track 4)
  • Alex Caradetis – drum solo (track 2)
  • Miss Connie – vocals (track 7, disc 2)
  • Peter Dolso – all instruments, cover art (collector's edition), engineered, mixed by, producer
  • Stylaz Fuego – additional producer (track 2, disc 2), remixer (track 2, disc 2)
  • Dave Glass – cover art (also on collector's edition)
  • Jack Glass – additional producer (track 6, disc 2), remixer (track 6, disc 2)
  • Goodwill – additional producer (track 4, disc 2), remixer (track 4, disc 2)
  • Groove Terminator – additional producer (track 1, disc 2), remixer (track 1, disc 2)
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Michael Morgan – engineer (track 7, disc 2)
  • Jonny Powell – additional producer (track 5, disc 2), remixer (track 5, disc 2)
  • Riot In Belgium – additional producer (track 3, disc 2), remixer (track 3, disc 2)
  • Sam LA More – additional producer (track 1, disc 2), engineer (track 1, disc 2), remixer (track 1, disc 2)
  • Bennie Single – cover art (also on collector's edition)
  • Sloan – bass (track 7, disc 2), keys (track 7, disc 2)
  • Chris Stracey – additional producer (track, disc 2), remixer (track 6, disc 2)
  • John-Paul Talbot – additional producer (track 5, disc 2), remixer (track 5, disc 2)
  • Van She Tech – additional producer (track 3, disc 2), remixer (track 3, disc 2)
  • Rob Woolf – piano solo (track 2)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 16 August 2006 Whack CD, Digital download WHACK04[9]
15 September 2007 CD WHACK04X[11]
8 December 2007 CD, Digital download WHACK04CE[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Certifications
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[1] 5 ARIA: 3× platinum[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hung, Steffen. "Sneaky Sound System – Sneaky Sound System". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Wallace, Ian (21 January 2008). "Australian Top 100 Singles Chart" (PDF). The ARIA Report (934). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). p. 4. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Cashmere, Tim (12 December 2007). "Sneaky Sound System Make Chart History". Undercover News. Undercover Media (Paul Cashmere, Ros O'Gorman). Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Music News: 2007 ARIA AWARDS
  5. ^ 2007 ARIA Award Winners
  6. ^ ARIA Accredations of 2007
  7. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  8. ^ Allmusic review
  9. ^ a b Sneaky Sound System Original Release
  10. ^ "Sneaky Sound System". iTunes Store Australia. Apple Inc. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Sneaky Sound System Bonus Tracks
  12. ^ a b Sneaky Sound System Bonus CD

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