Straight No Chaser (Mr Hudson album)
|Straight No Chaser|
|Studio album by|
|Released||19 October 2009|
|Mr Hudson chronology|
|Singles from Straight No Chaser|
|Drowned in Sound||8/10 link|
Straight No Chaser is the second studio album by British pop musician Mr Hudson, a follow-up to the last album released under the name Mr Hudson & The Library entitled A Tale of Two Cities. Straight No Chaser was released in the UK on 19 October 2009. It was released in the United States on 29 June 2010.
Sessions first started at Gizzard Studios in Bow, East London, with the album being engineered by Ed Deegan, however the Library (Mr Hudson's backing band) were soon fired and tapes were shelved when Mr Hudson was then flown to the Bahamas to record a new album with Kanye West. In an interview, singer Ben Hudson was asked to describe the album: "My mission statement was to make a pop record, but not a throwaway pop record. My heroes are people like Bowie and Prince and Damon Albarn. I didn't want to do anything niche. Kanye threw down the gauntlet. He said, 'Let's see if we can make you a popstar'. I was like 'Let's have a go!'. It's a bit more widescreen, a bit more punchy, but the eclecticism of the first record's still there. There's a tune where I'm a cross between Deliverance and Sade".
|1.||"Supernova" (featuring Kanye West)||3:13|
|3.||"Knew We Were Trouble"||Mr Hudson||3:15|
|4.||"Straight No Chaser"||3:23|
|5.||"Learning to Live"||McIldowie||Mr Hudson, Andrew Savours||4:18|
|6.||"Instant Messenger"||McIldowie||Mr Hudson||3:44|
|7.||"There Will Be Tears"||McIldowie||Mr Hudson||3:47|
|8.||"Stiff Upper Lip"||2:52|
|9.||"Central Park"||McIldowie||Mr Hudson||2:53|
|10.||"Anyone But Him" (featuring Kanye West)||Mr Hudson||3:10|
|11.||"Everything Is Broken" (featuring Kid Cudi)||2:44|
|12.||"Lift Your Head" (Available only in UK)||McIldowie||Mr Hudson||3:08|
|iTunes edition bonus track|
|14.||"Supernova" (Calvin Harris Remix)||Harris||5:41|
- "There Will Be Tears" was the first single from Straight No Chaser, but failed to attract the attention of the media, something only "Supernova" achieved in chart success.
- "Supernova" was the second single from Straight No Chaser. The single features American artist Kanye West, usually a rapper, as a singer on this track. It debuted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, behind the number one single "Beat Again" by JLS (number 20 on the UK Singles Chart).
- "White Lies" was the third single from Straight No Chaser. The song was released on 12 October 2009 in the United Kingdom and reached #20 on the UK Singles Chart.
- "Anyone But Him" is the fourth single from Straight No Chaser
Straight No Chaser debuted at #25 in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2009.
|UK Albums Chart||25|