The Facts of Life (album)

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The Facts of Life
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Studio album by Black Box Recorder
Released 1 May 2000
Genre Pop
Label Nude
Producer Black Box Recorder, Phil Vinall
Black Box Recorder chronology
England Made Me
(1998)England Made Me1998
The Facts of Life
(2000)
The Worst of Black Box Recorder
(2001)The Worst of Black Box Recorder2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer GuideA[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
NME8/10[6]
Pitchfork7.3/10[7]
Q4/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[9]
Select5/5[10]
Spin8/10[11]

The Facts of Life is the second studio album by English indie rock band Black Box Recorder, released on 1 May 2000.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Luke Haines and John Moore.

  1. "The Art of Driving" – 4:25
  2. "Weekend" – 2:27
  3. "The English Motorway System" – 4:40
  4. "May Queen" – 3:39
  5. "Sex Life" – 2:56
  6. "French Rock'N'Roll" – 3:01
  7. "The Facts of Life" – 4:37
  8. "Straight Life" – 4:09
  9. "Gift Horse" – 3:30
  10. "The Deverell Twins" – 2:43
  11. "Goodnight Kiss" – 3:45

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Start as You Mean to Go On" – 2:30
  2. "Brutality" – 2:19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for The Facts of Life by Black Box Recorder". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Carlson, Dean. "The Facts of Life – Black Box Recorder". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Drafts for Rhapsody, 2007". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Brunner, Rob (6 April 2001). "The Facts of Life". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (28 April 2000). "Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life (Nude)". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Alexander, Jim (27 April 2000). "Black Box Recorder – The Facts Of Life". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Juzwiak, Richard M. (1 May 2000). "Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Maconie, Stuart (June 2000). "Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life". Q (165). Archived from the original on 20 November 2000. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "The Auteurs". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 29–30. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  10. ^ Harrison, Ian (June 2000). "Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life". Select (120): 107. 
  11. ^ Walters, Barry (June 2001). "Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life". Spin. 17 (6): 153. Retrieved 8 June 2017.