Which Bitch?

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Which Bitch?
Whichbitch.jpg
Studio album by The View
Released United Kingdom 2 February 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Indie rock
Label 1965 Records
Producer The View
Owen Morris
The View chronology
Hats Off to the Buskers
(2007)
Which Bitch?
(2009)
Bread and Circuses
(2011)
Singles from Which Bitch?
  1. "5Rebeccas"
    Released: 27 October 2008
  2. "Shock Horror"
    Released: 2 February 2009
  3. "Temptation Dice"
    Released: 13 April 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
BBC (favorable)[3]
The Fly 3/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 1/5 stars[5]
NME (7/10)[6]
The Skinny 3/5 stars[7]
The Sun 4/5 stars[8]
The Times 3/5 stars[9]

Which Bitch? is the second album from Scottish band The View which was released 2 February 2009.[10] Paolo Nutini guests on the track "Covers".[10] "Gem of a Bird" is about Kyle Falconer's girlfriend Katie Gwyther, with whom the song is a duet.[11]

The album received mixed reviews from critics and debuted at number 4 on the official UK Albums chart in its first week of release, but in stark contrast to its predecessor Hats Off to the Buskers it dropped down the charts quickly and spent just two weeks in the UK top 40; it fell to #27 in its second week before dropping out altogether. Three singles were released from the album but all failed to reach the top 40; "5 Rebbecca's" and "Shock Horror" charted at #57 and #64 respectively. The album's third single "Temptation Dice" missed the top 100 altogether, and is their lowest charting single to date.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Falconer/Webster[citation needed]

  1. "Typical Time 2" - 1:36
  2. "5 Rebbecca's" - 3:50
  3. "One Off Pretender" - 3:29
  4. "Unexpected" - 3:39
  5. "Temptation Dice" - 3:47
  6. "Glass Smash" - 4:20
  7. "Distant Doubloon" - 4:36
  8. "Jimmy's Crazy Conspiracy" - 3:47
  9. "Covers" - 3:23
  10. "Double Yellow Lines" - 4:09
  11. "Shock Horror" - 4:07
  12. "Realisation" - 3:41
  13. "Give Back the Sun" - 5:54
  14. "Gem of a Bird" - 3:32

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Providers Peak
The Official UK Album Chart BPI / The Official UK Charts Company 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Which Bitch? by The View". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Burgess, Keira. "BBC - Music - Review of The View - Which Bitch". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "The domain www.the-fly.co.uk is registered by NetNames". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (29 January 2009). "The View: Which Bitch?". Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  6. ^ NME.COM. "The View - NME.COM". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "The View - Which Bitch? - The Skinny". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  8. ^ The Sun review
  9. ^ "Login". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "The View's new album Which Bitch? - track by track". Daily Record. 12 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "Gem of a Bird". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2009-04-14.