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James - Living In Extraordinary Times FLAC album

Performer: James
Genre: Rock
Title: Living In Extraordinary Times
Country: UK
Released: 2018
Style: Alternative Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1130 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1406 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1581 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 948
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The disc is housed in a slim card pouch at the back of the Digibook. Songs 1-13: Recorded at Livingston Studio 1 & 2 and Iguana Studios, London · Songs 14-16: Recorded at Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield.

James are proud to announce the release of their new album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3rd August, the album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles. Living In Extraordinary Times follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band’s first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album ‘Girl at the End of the World’, which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years

James have set a new studio album for release on August 3rd. Living In Extraordinary Times will feature cuts from the recent Better Than That EP, including the excellent title-track, and like the EP was produced by Charlie Andrew along with Beni Giles. This album is full of big tunes, the former has said. Tim and the guys are all very good at writing huge hooks. There’s some really big, energetic tracks and some nice, chilled ones.

Living in Extraordinary Times. Release Date: 3 August 2018. Louder Than War’s Martin Unsworth takes us through the new album from Manchester legends James, Living in Extraordinary Times, track-by-track. Never ones to shy away from facing issues head-on, the twelve-track album is often a confrontational rant set to heavily percussive, danceable music

Evergreen Manchester outfit James are set to release new album 'Living In Extraordinary Times' on August 3rd. The incoming record is the band's fifteenth studio album, and it follows the chart success of 2016's 'Girl At The End Of The World'. Long-time collaborator Brian Eno makes a guest appearance on one track, while the artwork was crafted by noted designer Magnus Gjoen. Living In Extraordinary Times' will be released on August 3rd. Tracklisting: Hank Coming Home (P. ) Leviathan Heads Many Faces How Hard The Day Extraordinary Times Picture Of This Place Hope To Sleep Better Than That Mask What’s It All About.

James will release a new album, Living In Extraordinary Times, in August. It’s the band’s 15th studio long-player and the first since 2016’s Girl at the End of the World. Speaking about the record (which is produced by Charlie Andrew and Beni Giles) frontman Tim Booth said: We knew something was up when Leicester city won the league then Brexit, then Trump. It is as if we’d slipped into an alternate reality, a Philip K Dick reality. We are living in extraordinary times.

Listening to 'Living In Extraordinary Times', the thought occurs that indie-pop stalwarts James aren’t dissimilar to a shark. Such is the Manchester octet’s devotion to exploring fresh textures, with an insatiable forward momentum, that if they stop moving it’s likely they’ll immediately shuffle off to the great gig in the sky. Fortunately, if the band’s most recent output - and especially this effort - is anything to by, they won’t be playing chess with the Grim Reaper any time soon. Although bassist Jim Glennie attacks this record like a man possessed, it’s the monolithic drum sound on numbers such as Hank that make the album sonically irresistible. A powerhouse protest song with a marching intro that sounds suspiciously like Arcade Fire’s Wake Up, it lands heavy blows on Trump ("this crack head’s tiny fingers, accusing you of what he’ll do") and the NRA while referencing Russian collusion and the sale of democracy.

Extraordinary Times is peak Big James, opening with elephantine drums like distant gunfire, warring with squalling guitars. Then Booth bursts in, sweaty and slightly terrifying, to announce: I want to fuck you, until we break through, into other dimensions. Yet when James strip it all back on the delicate ballad Backwards Glances, or the sleekly seductive demo Moving Car, you’ll forgive them anything. Remarkably, this 15th album might be their best.

The latest release from British pop band James, Living in Extraordinary Times, takes the band’s familiar up-tempo, romantic spirit and mixes in a fair amount of grit and anxiety courtesy of life in 2018. The resulting sound is what I imagine would result if you froze a ‘90s Britpop band, woke them up in 2018, and immediately told them about the last two years. The rest of the album does not ride such an intense wavelength, but each song does succeed in sustaining the energy of the album. Taken as a whole, Extraordinary Times is a bit too long to listen to at once, but individually each track renews itself with a specific energy and spirit that prevents the album from ever sagging under its own weight.


A1 Hank
A2 Coming Home (Pt.2)
A3 Leviathan
B1 Heads
B2 Many Faces
B3 How Hard The Day
C1 Extraordinary Times
C2 Picture Of This Place
C3 Hope To Sleep
D1 Better Than That
D2 Mask
D3 What's It All About

Companies, etc.

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  • Copyright (c) – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited


Gatefold Jacket
180 Gram Vinyl
Includes Download Code
Includes an exclusive 12 x 12" signed print when purchased through the offical James store.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (string): 4050538396379
  • Label Code: LC07800

Other versions

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