Things Are What They Used to Be

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Things Are What They Used To Be
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Studio album by Zoot Woman
Released 21 August 2009
Genre Alternative dance, electronica
Length 42:52
Label Zoot Woman Records (ZWR)
Producer Adam Blake, Johnny Blake, Stuart Price
Zoot Woman chronology
Zoot Woman
(2003)
Things Are What They Used To Be
(2009)
Star Climbing
(2014)
Singles from Things Are What They Used To Be
  1. "We Won't Break"
    Released: 5 December 2007
  2. "Live in My Head"
    Released: 19 March 2008
  3. "We Won't Break/Saturation"
    Released: 30 May 2009
  4. "Just a Friend of Mine"
    Released: 11 July 2009
  5. "Memory"
    Released: 18 September 2009
  6. "We Won't Break (Remixes EP)"
    Released: 18 December 2009
  7. "More Than Ever"
    Released: 30 April 2010
  8. "Just a Friend of Mine (EP)"
    Released: 31 May 2010

Things Are What They Used To Be is the third full-length studio album by British alternative rock / electronica band Zoot Woman. The album spawned five singles, videos were created for "We Won't Break", "Memory" and "Saturation".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adam Blake, Johnny Blake, and Stuart Price, except "Lonely By Your Side" written by Johnny Blake, Ingo Martens, Andre Winter and Sven Schumacher.[1].

No. Title Length
1. "Just A Friend Of Mine" 3:09
2. "Lonely By Your Side" 3:24
3. "More Than Ever" 3:26
4. "Saturation" 6:11
5. "Take You Higher" 3:17
6. "Witness" 3:34
7. "Lust Forever" 2:46
8. "Memory" 3:28
9. "We Won't Break" 3:03
10. "Things Are What They Used to Be" 4:15
11. "Blue Sea" 3:34
12. "Live in My Head" 4:05
Total length: 42:52
iTunes edition (bonus track)
No. Title Length
13. "Things Are What They Used to Be (Desire Mix)" 4:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Design and art direction: Haberdasherylondon
  • Additional layout: Jon Matthews
  • Image concept and photography: Matthias Krause and Norman Perke

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music (mixed) [2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [3]
The Quietus (favourable) [4]
Clash (magazine) 7/10 stars [5]

Things Are What They Used To Be was met with positive, yet mixed reviews. While Neil Condron from Clash magazine argued that "they've reworked their own template," others claimed the exact opposite, for example Tom Hocknell from BBC Music, who said that their music "remains platitudinal electro."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Things Are What They Used To Be' in Discogs". 
  2. ^ Tom Hocknell (2009). "Zoot Woman Things Are What They Used to Be Review". BBC Music Review. 
  3. ^ Dave Simpson (10 September 2009). "Review: Zoot Woman: Things Are What They Used to Be". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Iain Moffat (November 4, 2009). "Reviews – Zoot Woman – Things Are What They Used To Be". The Quietus. 
  5. ^ Neil Condron (September 15, 2009). "Zoot Woman - Things Are What They Used To Be / Is the world ready for them?". Clash Magazine.