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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,[1] which indicated sales of at least 75,000 copies throughout Europe. [2]

Django Django
Django Django Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 January 2012
Recorded2011
GenreArt rock, neo-psychedelia, electronic rock
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,[3] and then platinum in 2013.[4]

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [6]
The Guardian     [7]
The Irish Times     [8]
Mojo     [9]
NME8/10[10]
The Observer     [11]
Pitchfork7.2/10[12]
Q     [13]
Rolling Stone     [14]
Uncut     [15]

Django Django holds a score of 80 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5] 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".[7]

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."[16]

The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[17]

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
France (UPFI)[19] Platinum 100,000[18]
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Silver 69,562[20]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/sites/default/files/pictures/Awards2.png
  2. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/node/340
  3. ^ "Palmarès 2012 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Palmarès 2013 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Reviews for Django Django by Django Django". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  6. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Django Django – Django Django". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  7. ^ a b Hann, Michael (26 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  8. ^ Carroll, Jim (27 January 2012). "Django Django". The Irish Times. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Django Django: Django Django". Mojo (219): 98. February 2012.
  10. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (27 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django". NME. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  11. ^ Fox, Killian (29 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django – review". The Observer. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  12. ^ Snapes, Laura (23 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Django Django: Django Django". Q (307): 106. February 2012.
  14. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (24 April 2012). "Django Django". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  15. ^ "Django Django: Django Django". Uncut (178): 89. March 2012.
  16. ^ "Django Django, 'Django Django' | 50 Best Albums of 2012". Rolling Stone. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  17. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (2014). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-2074-6.
  18. ^ "Palmarès 2012 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  19. ^ "French album certifications – Django Django – Django Django" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Django Django in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.