Thunder, Lightning, Strike

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Thunder, Lightning, Strike
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Studio album by The Go! Team
Released 13 September 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock, alternative dance, alternative hip hop, post-rock
Length 35:46
Label Memphis Industries
Producer The Go! Team, Gareth Parton
The Go! Team chronology
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
(2004)
Proof of Youth
(2007)

Thunder, Lightning, Strike is the debut album by The Go! Team. It was released on British label Memphis Industries in 2004 and was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize.

The album was re-released in the UK and the US by Columbia Records in October 2005. It was slightly remixed (due to sample clearance issues) and contains bonus tracks. It peaked at No. 48 in the UK in February 2006, some 18 months after its original release. It was co-produced by Ian's brother, Gareth Parton in their parent's garage in Swansea and mixed at The Fortress Studios, London.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
NME 9/10[2]
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[9]
The Village Voice A−[10]

Reception for Thunder, Lightning, Strike was very positive. On review aggregator site Metacritic, the album has a score of 86, indicating "universal acclaim".[2]

Pitchfork Media placed Thunder, Lightning, Strike at number eight in their top albums of 2004[11] and at number 171 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[12]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

  1. "Panther Dash" (The Go! Team/Paul Cooksey) – 2:46
  2. "Ladyflash" (The Go! Team/Davy DMX/Holland/Dozier/Holland/Smith/Davis/Miner) – 4:10
  3. "Feelgood by Numbers" (The Go! Team) – 1:58
  4. "The Power Is On" (The Go! Team) – 3:14
  5. "Get It Together" (The Go! Team) – 3:25
  6. "Junior Kickstart" (The Go! Team/Macdermot/Rado/Ragni) – 3:35
  7. "Air Raid GTR" (The Go! Team) – 0:38
  8. "Bottle Rocket" (The Go! Team/Ninja/Ellis) – 3:43
  9. "Friendship Update" (The Go! Team) – 4:00
  10. "Huddle Formation" (The Go! Team/Ninja) – 3:12
  11. "Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone" (The Go! Team/Neil/Nyro) – 4:58

Re-release[edit]

  1. "Panther Dash" (The Go! Team/Paul Cooksey) – 2:50
  2. "Ladyflash" (The Go! Team/Davy DMX/Holland/Dozier/Holland/Smith/Davis/Miner) – 4:16
  3. "Feelgood by Numbers" (The Go! Team) – 1:56
  4. "The Power Is On" (The Go! Team) – 3:14
  5. "Get It Together" (The Go! Team) – 3:28
  6. "We Just Won't Be Defeated" (The Go! Team) – 2:45
  7. "Junior Kickstart" (The Go! Team/Macdermot/Rado/Ragni) – 3:32
  8. "Air Raid GTR" (The Go! Team) – 0:39
  9. "Bottle Rocket" (The Go! Team/Ninja/Ellis) – 3:32
  10. "Friendship Update" (The Go! Team) – 4:00
  11. "Hold Yr Terror Close" (The Go! Team) – 2:18
  12. "Huddle Formation" (The Go! Team/Ninja) – 3:11
  13. "Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone" (The Go! Team/Neil/Nyro) – 5:08

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced – The Go! Team and Gareth Parton.
  • Scratching on "Get It Together" – Rob Winterson
  • Mastered – Mike Palmer at Masterpiece

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov05/articles/goteam.htm
  2. ^ a b c d "Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Thunder, Lightning, Strike – The Go! Team". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Endelman, Michael (3 October 2005). "Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (26 October 2004). "The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Sheffield, Rob (20 October 2005). "Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 25 June 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (9 October 2005). "The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Oculicz, Edward (25 October 2004). "The Go! Team – Thunder Lightning Strike". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Tamec. "The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (14 February 2006). "Consumer Guide: Forever Young". The Village Voice. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Pitchfork staff (21 December 2010). "Top 50 Albums of 2004: 10–1". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 31 December 2004. 
  12. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 

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