The Trick to Life

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The Trick to Life
Hoosiers trick to life blue cover.jpg
Studio album by The Hoosiers
Released 22 October 2007 (2007-10-22)
Genre Pop rock, indie pop, post punk revival
Length 39:25
Label RCA
Producer Toby Smith
The Hoosiers chronology
The Trick to Life
(2007)
The Illusion of Safety
(2010)The Illusion of Safety2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Digital Spy2/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound3/10 stars[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
stv.tv4/5 stars[5]

The Trick to Life is the debut studio album by English indie pop band The Hoosiers. It was released in the UK on 22 October 2007. Four singles were released from the album - "Worried About Ray", "Goodbye Mr A", "Worst Case Scenario" and "Cops and Robbers".[6] The album was released with four different colours to the front cover. A special version of the album including two bonus tracks was released on the iTunes Store with a purple cover and the 2008 Japanese release contained two bonus tracks and had a multicoloured cover.[7] The album reached #1 on the UK Charts. The album charted at #98 in the UK end of year album chart, selling around 95,900 copies in 2007.[8]

The album has sold 658,056 copies in the UK as of April 2014.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Worried About Ray" – 2:46
  2. "Worst Case Scenario" – 2:35
  3. "Run Rabbit Run" – 3:13
  4. "Goodbye Mr A" – 4:27
  5. "A Sadness Runs Through Him" – 3:13
  6. "Clinging on for Life" – 2:39
  7. "Cops and Robbers" – 4:00
  8. "Everything Goes Dark" – 3:37
  9. "Killer" – 3:49
  10. "The Trick to Life" – 2:49
  11. "Money to Be Made" – 2:01
  12. "The Feeling You Get When" (Hidden track) – 4:17

iTunes bonus tracks

  1. "Rules" - 4:29
  2. "Worried About Ray (Stripped Live 06-03-07)" - 2:45

2008 Japanese Issue bonus tracks

  1. "Ruby Blue" - 2:38
  2. "Rules" - 4:29

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Alex Fletcher (23 October 2007). "The Hoosiers: 'The Trick To Life'". Digital Spy.
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ The Guardian review
  5. ^ stv.tv review
  6. ^ "Hoosiers Interview, Digital Spy" Retrieved January 09, 2008
  7. ^ eli.com. Retrieved 02 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Hoosiers - The Trick To Life worldwide chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved October 30, 2007.
  9. ^ "The Trick To Life".
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Hoosiers – The Trick to Life". Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography The Hoosiers". Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "The Hoosiers-ORICON STYLE ミュージック" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Hoosiers – The Trick to Life". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Hooisers – The Trick to Life". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type The Trick to Life in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.