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Over the Counter Culture is the first studio album by Worthing, England band The Ordinary Boys. The album received critical praise and spawned the singles "Maybe Someday", "Week In Week Out", "Talk Talk Talk", and "Seaside". On its initial release in the UK, there was an ordinary version and Special Edition of the album issued. The Special Edition of the album included a second disc, a bonus limited edition Live EP of the band recorded live at the Carling Academy in Birmingham on June 4, 2004.The tracks on the Live EP, mixed by Stephen Street, are "The List Goes On", "(Little) Bubble", "Talk Talk Talk" and "Maybe Someday". The song "Over the Counter Culture" was featured on the Burnout 3: Takedown soundtrack.

Over the Counter Culture
Studio album by
Released5 August 2004
Recorded2003–2004 at Jacobs Studios and The Bunker
GenreIndie rock
LabelB-Unique / Warner Music
ProducerStephen Street
The Ordinary Boys chronology
Over the Counter Culture
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
BBCFavourable link
Drowned in Sound2/10 link
entertainment.ie4/5 stars link
musicOMHFavourable link
NME8/10 link
Stylus MagazineD+ link
Yahoo! Music UK8/10 stars link

Track listingEdit

  1. "Over the Counter Culture"
  2. "The List Goes On"
  3. "Week In Week Out"
  4. "Talk Talk Talk"
  5. "Little Bitch" (Jerry Dammers) - A cover of The Specials
  6. "Settle Down"
  7. "Weekend Revolution"
  8. "Maybe Someday"
  9. "Just a Song"
  10. "Seaside"
  11. "In Awe of the Awful"
  12. "Robots and Monkeys"

Bonus Live Disc

  1. "The List Goes On" [Live]
  2. "(Little) Bubble" [Live]
  3. "Talk Talk Talk" [Live]
  4. "Maybe Someday" [Live]