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The Age of the Understatement
The Age of the Understatement (Front Cover).png
Studio album by
Released15 April 2008 (2008-04-15)
RecordedAugust 2007[1]
Studio
Genre
Length35:10
LabelDomino
ProducerJames Ford
The Last Shadow Puppets chronology
The Age of the Understatement
(2008)
Everything You've Come to Expect
(2016)
Singles from The Age of the Understatement
  1. "The Age of the Understatement"
    Released: 14 April 2008
  2. "Standing Next to Me"
    Released: 7 July 2008
  3. "My Mistakes Were Made for You"
    Released: 20 October 2008

The Age of the Understatement is the debut album by The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane of The Rascals and James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco. It was released on 21 April 2008 in the UK, following the release of the title track as a single in the previous week.[6] It entered the UK Album Chart at No. 1 on 27 April 2008. The album was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.[7]

Background and recording

The album was recorded in Black Box Studios, France, and RAK Studios in London, England. The duo claimed the album was influenced by the music of Scott Walker, Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson, The Electric Prunes' Mass in F Minor, and Ennio Morricone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly soundtrack.[8]

Album art

The album art consists of a photo of a model named Gill photographed by Sam Haskins in 1962.[9]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[11]
The Guardian4/5 stars[12]
Mojo4/5 stars[13]
NME8/10[14]
Pitchfork7.7/10[2]
Q3/5 stars[15]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[16]
Spin3.5/5 stars[17]
Uncut4/5 stars[18]

The Age of the Understatement received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 25 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[10]

Marc Hogan of Pitchfork gave the album a favorable review, stating, "The biggest difference between The Last Shadow Puppets and Turner's main gig is in the lyrics. Though less immediately noticeable than the majestic production, the change in the scale of Turner's songwriting is ultimately more profound." Hogan continues, calling the album "Turner's most impressive album-length statement yet, one that strives, musically and lyrically, for the epic grandeur of an era before GarageBand or MySpace, and avoids lapsing into pretentiousness by dint of its own headlong enthusiasm."[2]

Commercial performance

The album entered the UK album chart at No. 1 on its release,[19] selling 51,186 copies in the first week. It has sold around 300,000 copies in the UK as of April 2016.[20] In the US, it debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 111,[21] and No. 9 on Independent Albums.[22] It has sold 51,000 copies in the US as of March 2016.[23]

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Alex Turner and Miles Kane.

No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."The Age of the Understatement"Kane and Turner3:07
2."Standing Next to Me"Kane with Turner2:18
3."Calm Like You"Turner2:26
4."Separate and Ever Deadly"Kane and Turner2:38
5."The Chamber"Turner with Kane2:37
6."Only the Truth"Kane and Turner2:44
7."My Mistakes Were Made for You"Turner3:04
8."Black Plant"Turner with Kane3:59
9."I Don't Like You Anymore"Kane and Turner3:05
10."In My Room"Kane and Turner2:29
11."Meeting Place"Kane and Turner3:55
12."Time Has Come Again"Turner2:22
Total length:35:10

Different versions of the album list the last two tracks in a different manner. Catalog number WIGCD208 lists track No. 11 and No. 12 as "The Meeting Place" and "Time Has Come Again" respectively while catalog number WIGCD208S lists them as "Meeting Place" and "The Time Has Come Again".

Personnel

The Last Shadow Puppets

Production

  • James Ford – production, mixing
  • Jimmy Robertson – engineering
  • Steve McGlaughlin – orchestra recording
  • Richard Woodcraft – mixing

Orchestrations

Artwork

  • Sam Haskins – front cover photography
  • Deidre O' Callahan – portrait photography
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Jason Evans – design assistance ("with thanks")

Charts and certifications

Release history

RegionDateLabelFormatCatalog
Japan[44]15 April 2008HostessCDHSE-10065
Germany[45]18 April 2008Domino RecordsCD
United Kingdom[46]21 April 2008Domino RecordsCDWIGCD2008
LPWIGLP208
Australia[47]21 April 2008EMI Music AustraliaCD
Europe[48]25 April 2008CDWIGCD208
United States[49]6 May 2008Domino RecordsCDCDNO181
Brazil25 August 2008EMI Music BrazilCD

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  17. ^ Wood, Mikael (May 2008). "Cue the Strings". Spin. 24 (5): 100. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
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Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von The Last Shadow Puppets die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Everything You’ve Come To Expect ¦ The Age Of The Understatement

The Last Shadow Puppets auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

The Last Shadow Puppets
The Last Shadow Puppets in Glastonbury (2008)
The Last Shadow Puppets in Glastonbury (2008)
Allgemeine Informationen
Genre(s)Indie-Pop, Indie-Rock
Gründung2007
Websitewww.thelastshadowpuppets.com
Aktuelle Besetzung
Alex Turner
Miles Kane

The Last Shadow Puppets sind eine britische Band, die als Nebenprojekt von Alex Turner (Frontmann der Sheffielder Band Arctic Monkeys) und Miles Kane (The Little Flames, The Rascals) eingeordnet wird. Sie besteht seit 2007.

Chartplatzierungen
Erklärung der Daten
Alben[1][2]
The Age of the Understatement
 DE4202.05.2008(5 Wo.)
 AT6002.05.2008(4 Wo.)
 CH4704.05.2008(9 Wo.)
 UK1
Platin
Platin
03.05.2008(37 Wo.)
 US11124.05.2008(1 Wo.)
Everything You’ve Come to Expect
 DE1808.04.2016(2 Wo.)
 AT1415.04.2016(2 Wo.)
 CH1310.04.2016(3 Wo.)
 UK1
Gold
Gold
14.04.2016(19 Wo.)
 US8323.04.2016(1 Wo.)
The Dream Synopsis
 UK5709.12.2016(1 Wo.)
Singles[1]
The Age of the Understatement
 UK919.04.2008(6 Wo.)
Standing Next to Me
 UK3019.07.2008(3 Wo.)
My Mistakes Were Made for You
 UK8101.11.2008(1 Wo.)

Bandgeschichte

Alex Turner und Miles Kane lernten sich auf einer gemeinsamen Tour im Mai/Juni 2005 kennen, als Kanes erste Band The Little Flames als Vorband für die Arctic Monkeys spielte. Auf einer weiteren Tour der beiden Bands im April 2007 begannen sie, Songs für ihr noch unbekanntes Projekt zu schreiben. Des Weiteren trat Kane als Gastgitarrist auf dem zweiten Arctic-Monkeys-Album Favourite Worst Nightmare auf und spielte bei einigen Konzerten der Band mit. Erste Aufnahmen, für die der Arctic-Monkeys-Produzent James Ford (u. a. auch als Schlagzeuger) hinzugezogen wurde, fanden im August 2007 in Frankreich statt. Im Dezember 2007 wurden zusätzlich Streicherarrangements von Owen Pallett mit dem London Metropolitan Orchestra aufgenommen. Im Februar 2008 erhielt das Projekt den Namen The Last Shadow Puppets. Das erste Album The Age of the Understatement erschien am 21. April 2008, eine Woche nach der gleichnamigen Single.

Als Inspiration ihrer Musik nennt das Duo vor allem Scott Walker und die frühen Werke David Bowies. Ihre erste Show spielten sie im März in Brooklyn (New York). Weitere einzelne Auftritte folgten. Eine Tour gab es vor Oktober 2008 jedoch nicht, da Kane noch Verpflichtungen gegenüber seiner derzeitigen Hauptband The Rascals hatte, darunter eine Tour, um deren Demoalbum zu promoten. Im Oktober gab es dann eine größere Tour durch mehrere europäischen Länder.

Anfang 2012 bestätigte Miles Kane, gemeinsam mit Alex Turner ein weiteres Album der Last Shadow Puppets einspielen zu wollen. Die Aufnahmen sollten beginnen, „wenn die Zeit dafür gekommen ist“.[3]

Am 1. April 2016 erschien nach acht Jahren Wartezeit das zweite Album Everything You’ve Come to Expect mit der vorab veröffentlichten Singleauskopplung Bad Habits.

Diskografie

Alben

  • The Age of the Understatement (21. April 2008)
  • Everything You’ve Come to Expect (1. April 2016)

EPs

  • The Dream Synopsis (2. Dezember 2016)

Singles

  • The Age of the Understatement (14. April 2008)
  • Standing Next to Me (7. Juli 2008)
  • My Mistakes Were Made for You (20. Oktober 2008)
  • Bad Habits (10. Januar 2016)
  • Everything You’ve Come to Expect (10. März 2016)
  • Aviation (16. März 2016)
  • Miracle Aligner (29. März 2016)

Weblinks

Einzelnachweise

  1. a b Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  2. Auszeichnungen: UK
  3. http://www.nme.com/photos/the-week-s-20-biggest-news-stories-8-january/256834/1/1#18

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