Songs from Northern Britain

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Songs from Northern Britain
Studio album by Teenage Fanclub
Released 29 July 1997
Recorded Rich Farm Studios, Surrey
AIR Studios, London
Abbey Road Studios
Length 43:24
Label Creation
Teenage Fanclub chronology
Grand Prix
Songs from Northern Britain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune 3/3 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [3]

Songs from Northern Britain is the sixth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1997. The band describe the title as "a joking reference to Britpop, and everybody who thought we were part of that scene". [4]

In his book 31 Songs, Nick Hornby names Songs from Northern Britain as one of his favourite albums. He names the introduction to the book after "Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From", and also praises "Ain't That Enough".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Start Again" Blake 3:11
2. "Ain't That Enough" Love 3:42
3. "Can't Feel My Soul" McGinley 3:21
4. "I Don't Want Control of You" Blake 3:08
5. "Planets" Blake/MacDonald 2:50
6. "It's a Bad World" McGinley 4:20
7. "Take the Long Way Round" Love 3:25
8. "Winter" Blake 3:46
9. "I Don't Care" McGinley 3:06
10. "Mount Everest" Love 5:15
11. "Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From" McGinley 3:29
12. "Speed of Light" Love 3:53



  1. ^ Collar, Matt. "Songs from Northern Britain: Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Reger, Rick (1 August 1997). "Teenage Fanclub Songs from Northern Britain". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Vincitelli, Elisabeth (21 July 1997). "Teenage Fanclub: Songs from Northern Britain". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (7 April 2015). "SPIN 30: Teenage Fanclub Talk Unlikely Breakout Album, 'Bandwagonesque'". Spin. Retrieved 20 January 2016.