The It Girl (album)

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The It Girl
Sleeper - The It Girl album cover.jpg
Studio album by Sleeper
Released 6 May 1996
Genre Britpop
Length 45:59
Label Indolent
Producer Stephen Street
Sleeper chronology
Smart
(1995)Smart1995
The It Girl
(1996)
Pleased to Meet You
(1997)Pleased to Meet You1997
Singles from The It Girl
  1. "What Do I Do Now?"
    Released: 25 September 1995
  2. "Sale of the Century"
    Released: 22 April 1996
  3. "Nice Guy Eddie"
    Released: 1 July 1996
  4. "Statuesque"
    Released: 23 September 1996

The It Girl is the second studio album by English Britpop band Sleeper,[1] first released in May 1996 (see 1996 in music). It was their most successful album, selling over 300,000 copies in England alone.[2] The album was released internationally; the US version has a different track listing along with alternative photos in the linear booklet.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 5/5[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[6]
Vox 8/10[7]

Jack Rabid of AllMusic wrote that while "nothing is quite the total knockout of Smart's 'Inbetweener,' The It Girl is more consistently accomplished, with a broader palette of influences".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lie Detector"
2:31
2. "Sale of the Century"
  • Louise Wener
  • Andy MacLure
4:29
3. "What Do I Do Now?" Louise Wener 3:42
4. "Good Luck Mr Gorsky" Louise Wener 4:05
5. "Feeling Peaky" Louise Wener 2:54
6. "Shrinkwrapped" Louise Wener 4:46
7. "Dress Like Your Mother"
  • Louise Wener
  • Andy MacLure
2:34
8. "Statuesque" Louise Wener 3:23
9. "Glue Ears"
  • Louise Wener
  • Andy MacLure
4:46
10. "Nice Guy Eddie" Louise Wener 3:20
11. "Stop Your Crying" Louise Wener 3:35
12. "Factor 41" Louise Wener 2:58
13. "Click...off...gone" Louise Wener 2:52
Total length: 45:49
Notes
  • Bonus disc: Tracks 1–5 taken from the "What Do I Do Now" single b-sides; 6–8 from "Sale of the Century" single; 9–11 from "Nice Guy Eddie" single; 12–16 from "Statuesque" single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vanyaland.com/2014/01/14/modern-lists-rubbish-top-33-britpop-records-time-response-buzzfeeds-album-ranking/
  2. ^ Harris, John (2004). The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock. Harper Perennial. p. 354. ISBN 0-00-713473-8. 
  3. ^ a b Rabid, Jack. "The It Girl – Sleeper". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sleeper: The It Girl". Alternative Press (69): 97. August 1996. 
  5. ^ Scribner, Sara (25 August 1996). "Sleeper, 'The It Girl,' Arista". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Sleeper: The It Girl". Record Collector: 95–96. [C]hic and more mature....[Featuring] Wener's own off-kilter charisma and presence. 
  7. ^ Dalton, Stephen (July 1996). "Sleeper: The It Girl (Indolent)". Vox. IPC Media (69): 94. 

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