Thirteen (Teenage Fanclub album)

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Thirteen
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Studio album by Teenage Fanclub
Released 4 October 1993
Recorded October 1992-April 1993
Studio Ca Va Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Genre Alternative rock
Length 49:43
Label Creation
Producer Andy MacPherson, Teenage Fanclub
Teenage Fanclub chronology
Bandwagonesque
(1991)Bandwagonesque1991
Thirteen
(1993)
Deep Fried Fanclub
(1995)Deep Fried Fanclub1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
NME 7/10[3]
Robert Christgau (neither)[4]

Thirteen is the fourth album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in 1993. It was named after the song "Thirteen" by Big Star, a band that has heavily influenced Teenage Fanclub. The self-produced[5] album was poorly received by critics on its release.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hang On" Love 5:05
2. "The Cabbage" Blake 2:56
3. "Radio" Love 2:56
4. "Norman 3" Blake 4:36
5. "Song to the Cynic" Love 3:36
6. "120 Mins" McGinley 3:07
7. "Escher" McGinley 3:19
8. "Commercial Alternative" Blake 2:40
9. "Fear of Flying" Love 5:25
10. "Tears Are Cool" McGinley 3:48
11. "Ret Liv Dead" Blake 2:09
12. "Get Funky" O'Hare 1:22
13. "Gene Clark" Love 6:38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ NME review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau Teenage Fanclub reviews
  5. ^ Taylor, Steve (2006). A to X of Alternative Music. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 259. 
  6. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Thirteen — Teenage Fanclub". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 November 2016.