The Week Never Starts Round Here
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The Week Never Starts Round Here
The Week Never Starts Round Here
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Studio album by
Released25 November 1996 (1996-11-25)
RecordedMCM Studios (Hamilton, Scotland)
GenreAlternative rock
Length49:36
LabelChemikal Underground
ProducerPaul Savage
Arab Strap chronology
The Week Never Starts Round Here
(1996)
Philophobia
(1998)
Singles from The Week Never Starts Round Here
  1. "The First Big Weekend"
    Released: 1996 (1996)
  2. "The Clearing"
    Released: 1997 (1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound7/10[2]
Pitchfork6.8/10[3]
PopMatters7/10[4]
Select4/5[5]

The Week Never Starts Round Here is the debut studio album by Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap. It was released on 25 November 1996 on Chemikal Underground.

Arab Strap later included a song entitled "The Week Never Starts Round Here" on their 2003 album Monday at the Hug and Pint. In a 2009 interview, band member Malcolm Middleton stated that The Week Never Starts Round Here is his favourite Arab Strap release: "...it's completely undiluted and free from any self-expectations, which we later developed."[6]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Arab Strap (Malcolm Middleton and Aidan Moffat).

No.TitleLength
1."Coming Down"3:35
2."The Clearing"5:52
3."Driving"2:11
4."Gourmet"2:40
5."I Work in a Saloon"2:35
6."Wasting"3:42
7."General Plea to a Girlfriend"1:44
8."The First Big Weekend"4:53
9."Kate Moss"4:50
10."Little Girls"2:29
11."Phone Me Tonight"4:28
12."Blood"2:54
13."Deeper"7:35
Total length:45:58

References

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Week Never Starts Round Here - Arab Strap". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Thomas, Sean (27 August 2010). "Album Review: Arab Strap - The Week Never Starts Round Here (special edition)". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Tangari, Joe (19 August 2010). "Arab Strap: The Week Never Starts Round Here [Deluxe Edition] / Philophobia [Deluxe Edition]". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Beasley, Corey (23 September 2010). "Arab Strap: The Week Never Starts Round Here / Philophobia (Deluxe Reissues)". PopMatters. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Mullen, John (January 1997). "Arab Strap: The Week Never Starts Round Here". Select (79).
  6. ^ Lindsay, Andrew (25 April 2009). "Interview: Malcolm Middleton". Stereokill.net. Retrieved 2009.

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