Foxbase Alpha

Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1991 Ratings: #85 / 410
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
1991 Ratings: #29
September 1, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
Heavenly / Warner Bros. / Label
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ThrowBackG
90
There's no earthly way of knowing •
Which direction we are going. •
There's no knowing where we're rowing •
Or which way the river's flowing. •
Is it raining? •
Is it snowing? •
Is a hurricane a blowing? •

Not a speck of light is showing •
so the danger must be growing. •
Are the fires of hell a glowing? •
Is the grisly reaper mowing? •
Yes! The danger must be growing •
For the rowers keep on rowing. •
And they're certainly ... read more
rguitar
97
Best of 1991
This album was ahead of its time. Even if he'd been published this decade - he wouldn't sound outdated. there are moments it reminds me of El Perro Del Mar.
morningsbell
80
fun and melancholy
WhatTheFunk
83
St. Etienne is an English pop band that I find quite original and interesting. The name of the band comes from the football club "AS Saint-Etienne", a French club that I know cause I'm French. The debut album of Saint-Etienne is their best album. "Foxbase Alpha" really offers beautiful melodies and catchy rhythms. The piano is really catchy and dance club in this album. Good work!

Best track: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
tha138
81
If you're interested in entering the garden of modern, pop delights, this is the most convenient and stylish key to achieve your goal.
Hold it gently and use it as frequently as you wish because, each time, your mood will etch a totally different path.
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MISC LISTS

#31/Pitchfork (Britpop)

Track List

  1. This Is Radio Etienne
  2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  3. Wilson
  4. Carnt Sleep
  5. Girl VII
  6. Spring
  7. She's the One
  8. Stoned to Say the Least
  9. Nothing Can Stop Us
  10. Etienne Gonna Die
  11. London Belongs to Me
  12. Like the Swallow
  13. Dilworth's Theme
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