Soundboy Rock

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Soundboy Rock
GrooveArmada-SoundboyRockSmall.jpg
Studio album by Groove Armada
Released 4 May 2007
Length 60:34
Label Columbia
Producer Groove Armada
Groove Armada chronology
The Best of Groove Armada
(2004)The Best of Groove Armada2004
Soundboy Rock
(2007)
Black Light
(2010)Black Light2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment.ie3/5 stars[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
NME5/10[4]

Soundboy Rock is the fifth studio album by English electronica duo Groove Armada, released on 4 May 2007 by Columbia Records.

Content[edit]

The cover art was created by pixel artists eBoy.[5]

The song "From the Rooftops" contains an uncredited sample of Jesus Loves You's 1989 single, "After the Love" (written by Boy George and Jon Moss).[citation needed]

Release[edit]

The album was released on 4 May 2007 on CD, vinyl and also as a limited CD package with 2 bonus tracks (listed below). The first single from the album was "Get Down", released on 23 April 2007. The second single was "Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control)". The third single is "Love Sweet Sound", and was released in late 2007.[6]

Reception[edit]

The duo claimed the album was their "best ever".[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hasta Luego Mr. Fab (Interlude)" (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay) – 1:01
  2. "Get Down" (featuring Stush) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Julie McAlpine) – 3:53
  3. "The Things That We Could Share" (featuring Simon Lord) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Simon Lord) – 3:59
  4. "Save My Soul" (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay) – 4:24
  5. "What's Your Version?" (featuring Jeb Loy Nichols) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Tim Hutton) – 3:48
  6. "Paris" (featuring Candi Staton) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Candi Staton) – 5:38
  7. "Love Sweet Sound" (featuring Candi Staton) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Candi Staton) – 4:37
  8. "The Girls Say" (featuring Rhymefest & Jack Splash) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Tim Hutton, Jack Splash) – 4:03
  9. "Lightsonic" (featuring M.A.D) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Mike Daniels) – 6:55
  10. "Soundboy Rock" (featuring M.A.D) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Mike Daniels) – 3:55
  11. "Drop That Thing" (featuring Jack Splash & Stush) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Jack Splash, Julie McAlpine) – 3:06
  12. "Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control)" (featuring Mutya Buena) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Tim Hutton, Karen Poole) – 4:11
  13. "From the Rooftops" (featuring Jack McManus) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Jack McManus, Jim Irvin) – 4:50
  14. "See What You Get" (featuring Alan Donohoe) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Alan Donohoe) – 4:35
  15. "What's Your Version?" (Reprise) (featuring Jeb Loy Nichols) (Andy Cato, Tom Findlay, Tim Hutton, Jeb Loy Nichols) – 2:09
  16. "Feel the Same" (featuring Angie Stone) (limited edition bonus track) – 3:56
  17. "Hands Up" (featuring Mistah Fab) (limited edition bonus track) – 4:07
  18. "Breakers" (iTunes bonus track) – 3:56

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 30
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 63
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 77
Irish Albums (IRMA)[11] 28
Italian Albums (FIMI)[12] 45
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 66
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 10
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[16] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 60,000^

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

References[edit]