Welcome to Goon Island

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Welcome To Goon Island
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Studio album by XX Teens
Released 28 July 2008
Label Mute Records
Producer Ross Orton
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Artrocker 4/5 stars[3]
BBC (favorable)[4]
ChartAttack 3.5/5 stars[5]
The Independent (unfavorable)[6]
JustPressPlay 5/10 stars[7]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[8]
This Is Fake DIY 8/10 stars[9]

Welcome To Goon Island is the first album by XX Teens, released by Mute Records. It had been set for a mainstream release on 28 July 2008 but was made available from selected independent record shops four weeks before that date. Each of those stores gave away free posters of the album.

The song "Darlin'" was included in "NME's Tracks Of The Year 2007".[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Way We Were" - 3:48
  2. "B-54" - 3:19
  3. "Round" - 3:03
  4. "Ba (Ba-Ba Ba)" - 2:56
  5. "Onkawara" - 3:26
  6. "(Reprise)" - 0:43
  7. "Only You" - 2:23
  8. "My Favourite Hat" - 4:21
  9. "Darlin'" - 4:12
  10. "Sun Comes Up" - 4:05
  11. "For Brian Haw" - 5:40
  12. "How to Reduce the Chances of Being a Terror Victim" - 3:54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome To Goon Island by XX Teens". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Artrocker review
  4. ^ Quinn, Michael. "BBC - Music - Review of XX Teens - Welcome To Goon Island". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chart Attack". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Album: XX Teens, Welcome to Goon Island (Mute)". 27 July 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "JustPressPlay review". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "XX Teens - Welcome To Goon Island - The Skinny". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "DIY". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  10. ^ NME's tracks of 2007

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