When I Was Born for the 7th Time

Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7th Time
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1997 Ratings: #33 / 81
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
Liked by 1 person
September 8, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tjinder Singh, Dan the Automator, Daddy Rappaport / Producer
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When I Was Born for the 7th Time such a rich, intoxicating listen is that it balances these melodic tendencies with deceptively complex arrangements, chants, drones, electronic instrumentals, and funky rhythms, resulting in an album that becomes better with each listen.

Turning away from the ragged indie rock that dominated Cornership's previous music, Singh now lets the groove be his guide. A third of the tracks here are Mo'Wax--worthy instrumentals--melting pots of chunky beats, Asian drones, oddball samples, and Singh's own turntable doodles
Rolling Stone

A cohesive, finely crafted LP in which the last album's low-fi funk expands into low, fat grooves, and Singh's pancultural, anti-racist lyrics become more sophisticated but no less impassioned

Entertainment Weekly

Cornershop’s third album, When I Was Born for the 7th Time, mixes up hip-hop beats, rock guitar, sitars, scratching, alt-country, and Allen Ginsberg, and few bands make this musical Cuisinart so playful, accessible, and friendly


On 'When I Was Born...' ... Cornershop become both a cultural curio and an endearing shambles of ideas, as well as being a place to get some skins once the pubs shut.




Visiting this cornershop for a third time, I was glad to discover that it was filled with colourful and funky indie-pop tunes and that everybody was having fun.
It wast a pleasant surprise that made me stay there much longer than I expected.

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