Django Django (album)

Django Django is the debut album by British art rock band Django Django. The album was released on 30 January 2012 in the United Kingdom via Because Music, and charted on the UK Albums Chart at #33. In 2014 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[2] which indicated sales of at least 75,000 copies throughout Europe.[3]

Django Django
Django Django Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 January 2012
Recorded2011
GenreArt rock, neo-psychedelia, electronic rock, experimental pop[1]
Length48:30
LabelBecause Music
ProducerDjango Django
Django Django chronology
Django Django
(2012)
Born Under Saturn
(2015)

The album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Music Prize. It was certified gold by the UPFI in 2012,[4] and then platinum in 2013.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.7/10[6]
Metacritic80/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [8]
The Guardian     [9]
The Irish Times     [10]
Mojo     [11]
NME8/10[12]
The Observer     [13]
Pitchfork7.2/10[14]
Q     [15]
Rolling Stone     [16]
Uncut     [17]

Django Django holds a score of 80 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7] The Guardian reviewer Michael Hann praised the album's "top-notch" songwriting and "updated psychedelia that beguiles and delights", concluding that "surely this debut won't be topped in 2012".[9]

The track "WOR" has been recently used in a Toyota Australia advertisement for the 2019 Toyota CH-R Next Gen Turbo.

The album was listed at number 26 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, with the magazine writing: "Drummer-producer David Maclean is the MVP, building trippy tracks around indelible grooves."[18]

The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[19]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Introduction" – 2:12
  2. "Hail Bop" – 4:03
  3. "Default" – 3:07
  4. "Firewater" – 4:49
  5. "Waveforms" – 4:26
  6. "Zumm Zumm" – 5:19
  7. "Hand of Man" – 2:36
  8. "Love's Dart" – 3.49
  9. "WOR" – 4:49
  10. "Storm" – 3:14
  11. "Life's a Beach" – 3:05
  12. "Skies Over Cairo" – 3:32
  13. "Silver Rays" – 3.50

PersonnelEdit

  • Vincent Neff – lead vocals, guitars
  • Jim Nixon – bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Tommy Grace – keyboards, backing vocals, drum programming, samples
  • Dave Maclean – drums, percussion, drum programming

Hi Djinx! Django Django RemixedEdit

Hi Djinx! Django Django Remixed is a remix album with the same exact track listing as Django Django excluding the introduction. It was given away for free with purchase of the original album in certain stores as well as being sold as a download and CD. Remixers include Tom Furse, Adrian Sherwood, and Steve Mason.

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Silver 69,562[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carle, Darren (6 December 2012). "The Albums of 2012 (#2): Django Django – Django Django (Because Music)". The Skinny. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-21. Retrieved 2017-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2017-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Palmarès 2012 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Palmarès 2013 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Django Django by Django Django reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Archived from the original on 22 December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Reviews for Django Django by Django Django". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  8. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Django Django – Django Django". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  9. ^ a b Hann, Michael (26 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django – review". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  10. ^ Carroll, Jim (27 January 2012). "Django Django". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Django Django: Django Django". Mojo (219): 98. February 2012.
  12. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (27 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django". NME. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  13. ^ Fox, Killian (29 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django – review". The Observer. Archived from the original on 20 December 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  14. ^ Snapes, Laura (23 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  15. ^ "Django Django: Django Django". Q (307): 106. February 2012.
  16. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (24 April 2012). "Django Django". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Django Django: Django Django". Uncut (178): 89. March 2012.
  18. ^ "Django Django, 'Django Django' | 50 Best Albums of 2012". Rolling Stone. 2012-12-05. Archived from the original on 2016-02-20. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  19. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (2014). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  20. ^ Jones, Alan (11 May 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: Mumford & Sons score second No.1 with sales of 81,351". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Django Django – Django Django". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 August 2014.