Standing in the Way of Control

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Standing in the Way of Control
Studio album by Gossip
Released January 24, 2006
Recorded 2005 at Bear Creek Studios, Seattle, Washington[1]
Genre Indie rock, garage rock, dance-rock
Length 35:31
Label Back Yard Recordings, Kill Rock Stars
Producer Guy Picciotto, Ryan Hadlock
Gossip chronology
Real Damage
Standing in the Way of Control
Music for Men
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Insiders' Guides (5/10)[3]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[4]

Standing in the Way of Control is an album by the American indie rock band Gossip, which was released on January 24, 2006. It reached number 1 on the UK indie chart.[5] The title track serves as the unofficial theme song to the British teen drama Skins, as its use in the DVD menu and promotional material led viewers to associate it with the series. It is also featured on the show's soundtrack album. The album was produced by Guy Picciotto. The album also reached Gold status in the United Kingdom.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gossip.[1]

  1. "Fire with Fire" – 2:49
  2. "Standing in the Way of Control" – 4:16
  3. "Jealous Girls" – 3:39
  4. "Coal to Diamonds" – 4:00
  5. "Eyes Open" – 2:10
  6. "Your Mangled Heart" – 4:22
  7. "Listen Up!" – 4:18
  8. "Holy Water" – 2:43
  9. "Keeping You Alive" – 3:47
  10. "Dark Lines" – 3:27

Some versions of the album have an eleventh bonus track, the Le Tigre remix of the track "Standing in the Way of Control". Another version of the album has two bonus tracks:

  1. "Here Today Gone Tomorrow"
  2. "Sick with It"

In 2007, the album was re-released with two bonus tracks:[7]

  1. "Listen Up!" (2007 version) – sped-up version (like title track)
  2. "Standing in the Way of Control" (Soulwax Nite version) – a dance remix



  1. ^ a b "Gossip* - Standing In The Way Of Control (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Standing in the Way of Control at AllMusic
  3. ^ [1] Archived February 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [2] Archived April 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Board Message
  6. ^ "British album certifications – The Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Standing in the Way of Control in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Search
  7. ^ "Standing in the Way of Control: Gossip: Musik". Retrieved 2012-03-10.