The Hipsters

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The Hipsters
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Studio album by
Released24 September 2012 (2012-09-24)
RecordedJuly 2011 - May 2012
GenreAlternative rock, pop
Length32:40
LabelDemon, Edsel
ProducerPaul Savage[1]
Deacon Blue chronology
Singles
(2006)
The Hipsters
(2012)
A New House
(2014)
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The Hipsters is the sixth studio album released by Scottish pop group Deacon Blue. The album was released by Demon Music on 24 September 2012,[2] making it their first studio album in eleven years. The album's lead single, "The Hipsters" was released on 23 September 2012.[3]

Background and release[edit]

Deacon Blue last released a studio album in 2001, which was Homesick. In 2006, they released a compilation album, Singles.

Prior to the release of The Hipsters album, the group released a single of the same name, "The Hipsters". The single was released in the United Kingdom on 23 September 2012.

Reviews[edit]

The album received generally positive reviews. The BBC commented on The Hipsters: "The lead single and title track provides the promise of optimistic, sunlit, indie-flecked arrangements, which does follow through for the most part. The rhythmic thump of 'Rest' and 'That’s What We Can Do' prove to be perfect examples". "The Hipsters proves that Deacon Blue are showing their age, in the most positive way – their tightly-defined chemistry, accomplished storytelling and knack for melodies have been finely honed over the past 25 years. And while the title lends itself to all manner of trend-conscious pretension, there are no such gimmicks present".

The BBC said that Deacon Blue "isn’t a band attempting to recapture their halcyon days – Deacon Blue are doing what they’ve always been able to do with aplomb, atop some well-considered, refined and timely production. There’s no huge statement to be made, no desperate clawing for another shot – merely a legitimate love for what they do. And on The Hipsters, that’s made very evident indeed".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Here I Am in London Town"Ricky Ross2:59
2."The Hipsters"Ricky Ross3:19
3."Stars"Ricky Ross, Gregor Philp3:42
4."Turn"Ricky Ross, Eg White3:19
5."The Rest"Ricky Ross, Lorraine McIntosh3:37
6."The Outsiders"Ricky Ross, Gregor Philp4:05
7."That's What We Can Do"Ricky Ross3:53
8."She'll Understand"Ricky Ross3:38
9."Laura From Memory"Ricky Ross3:25
10."It Will End in Tears"Ricky Ross3:39
11."Is There No Way Back to You"Ricky Ross, Lorraine McIntosh4:22

Chart performance[edit]

For the week starting 26 September 2012; The Hipsters charted at No. 19 on the UK Album Charts mid-week chart listings.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deacon Blue & Ricky Ross Official Site - The Hipsters". Deaconblue.com. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Deacon Blue: Hipsters (2012): CD". hmv.com. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Hipsters - Single by Deacon Blue". Itunes.apple.com. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Music - Review of Deacon Blue - The Hipsters". BBC. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart Update with Greg James - The Official UK Albums Chart Update". BBC. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.

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