The Magic Numbers is the self-titled debut album from The Magic Numbers. It was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize in 2005. Songwriting duties were taken by Romeo Stodart as was much of the musical composition and arrangement. It incorporated the earlier single release of "Hymn for Her" as a hidden track. The album incorporates many folk elements within the main indie sound which resounds throughout. The album also reflects many elements of the writers early childhood dreams, tales of their love life and desperation of youth. For example, "Love Me Like You", the best known single of the album, illustrates the difference of feeling in their love for each other.
Pete Fowler – band illustration on British release
Steve Gullick – photography
Serge Krebs – engineering on "Which Way to Happy" and "I See You, You See Me"
Dom Morley – assistant engineering on "Don't Give Up the Fight"
Rich Robson – editing
Craig Silvey – recording and production on all except "Idea of a Feeling"
Bunt Stafford-Clark – mastering
Richard Wilkinson – mixing on "Don't Give Up the Fight" and "This Love", additional engineering on "Mornings Eleven", "Forever Lost", "The Mule", "Long Legs", "Love Me Like You", "This Love", "Try", and "Hymn to Her"