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  • Performer: The Magic Numbers
  • Title: Those The Brokes
  • Size FLAC ver: 1877 mb
  • Country: UK & Ireland
  • Date of release: 2007
  • Style: Indie Rock
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  • Genre: Rock
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
The Magic Numbers - Those The Brokes album flac

Those the Brokes is the second album from The Magic Numbers. The album was partly recorded in New York at Allaire Studios in Spring 2006, a venue which has also been used in the past by David Bowie, The Strokes and Ryan Adams, and was recorded and engineered by Richard Wilkinson.

That's the question facing the Magic Numbers and their 2006 sophomore set, Those the Brokes, an album released just a shade later than a year after their eponymous debut, but for all the attention paid to it, it might as well have been released half a decade later. The debut was praised for being a sweet revival of the sun-kissed sounds of such breezy folk-pop bands as the Mamas & the Papas, a breath of fresh air, something that sounded like nothing else out there.

Band Name The Magic Numbers. Album Name Those the Brokes. Data wpisu 06 Listopad 2006. Wydawcy EMI Records Heavenly Recordings. Styl muzycznyIndie Rock. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album0.

Those the Brokes is the second album from The Magic Numbers. All songs written by Romeo Stodart, except where noted. UK: "This Is a Song" – 5:22. You Never Had It" – 2:58. Take a Chance" – 3:32. Slow Down (The Way It Goes)" – 6:56.

Design, Art Direction – Big Active, The Magic Numbers. Engineer – Ben Amesbury (tracks: 4 to 6, 9, 10), Daniel Parry (tracks: 8, 11 to 13), Serge Krebs (tracks: 1 to 3, 7, 11). Mastered By – Miles Showell. Melodica, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals – Angela Gannon. Mixed By – Stodart, Wilkinson, Stodart. Mixed By – Daniel Parry (tracks: 3, 4, 8 to 13), Owen Skinner (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 7). Data de aparición 06 Noviembre 2006. Labels EMI Records Heavenly Recordings. Estilo MusicalIndie Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum0.

I was lost, but now I’m found" claims lead singer Romeo Stodart on the band’s second album 'Those The Brokes', contradicting the sentiment of their big hit Forever Lost. This reflects a growing maturity on an album that is full of delicate ballads, beautiful harmonies and the occasional up-tempo gem. Lyrically, love, relationships and redemption are all recurring themes. Radio friendly single Take A Chance maintains the musically joyful mood and sees The Magic Numbers at their best – sun drenched catchy pop tunes with soaring harmonies from the two sets of siblings. The tempo slows dramatically as wistful ballad Slow Down (The Way It Goes) makes a lovelorn plea; you can’t give up on him. From here the tempo rarely returns to the bright and breezy levels that the band excel at. There’s too many long ballads - seven of the tracks here are over five minutes.

The second album from The Magic Numbers, Those The Brokes find this hirsute UK foursome – comprised of two brother/sister pairs, Michele and Romeo Stodart with Angela and Sean Gannon - expanding on the florid, harmonic pop vision showcased on their Mercury Music Prize-nominated 2005 debut. Importantly, Those The Brokes doesn't just mimic that album's most obvious tricks – or, indeed, the tricks of their forefathers (The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas). Indeed, these 13 tracks often find The Magic Numbers eschewing straightforward breezy sing-alongs for more complex outings that.

More songs about bitterness, regret, and love-induced mental paralysis. As with their thrilling debut, this album begins with a flurry of bright pop tunes that disguise downbeat lyrics and then moves into more ruminative ballads. But the pop songs are not quite as sharp, and the slow ones are too fussily arranged. When Romeo Stodart sings, on 'Slow Down', of 'trying too hard to move on', he could be describing this record.

Their follow-up album, Those the Brokes was released on 6 November 2006, The Runaway was released on 6 June 2010, Alias was released on 18 August 2014, and their most recent album, Outsiders, was released on 11 May 2018. The Magic Numbers consists of Romeo Stodart (lead guitar, vocals), his sister Michele (bass guitar, vocals, glockenspiel), Angela Gannon (melodica, percussion, keyboard, vocals) and her brother Sean Gannon (drums). In late 2002 The Magic Numbers formed in their present guise, and they began touring the London circuit, gradually developing their sound and building a small cult following, not least amongst some already established artists including The Chemical Brothers, Travis, and Ed Harcourt, with the latter later influential in their signing to record label Heavenly Records, narrowly choosing that label over Rough Trade.


1 This Is A Song
2 You Never Had It
3 Take A Chance
4 Boy
5 Undecided
6 Slow Down (The Way It Goes)
7 Keep It In The Pocket
8 Take Me Or Leave Me
9 Let Somebody In
10 Runnin' Out
11 Goodnight

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Astralwerks
  • Manufactured By – Astralwerks


  • Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals – Michele Stodart
  • Drums – Sean Gannon
  • Guitar, Piano, Vocals – Romeo Stodart
  • Melodica, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals – Angela Gannon
  • Written-By – Michele Stodart (tracks: 8), Romeo Stodart (tracks: 1 to 7, 10, 11), The Magic Numbers (tracks: 9)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 094638234524

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HVNLP 57, 0946 3 77669 1 0 The Magic Numbers Those The Brokes ‎(2xLP, Album) Heavenly, EMI HVNLP 57, 0946 3 77669 1 0 UK & Ireland 2006
094638011927 The Magic Numbers Those The Brokes ‎(CD, Album) EMI, Heavenly 094638011927 Canada 2006
094638011927 The Magic Numbers Those The Brokes ‎(CD, Album, Enh) Heavenly, EMI 094638011927 Philippines 2006
none The Magic Numbers Those The Brokes ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Astralwerks none US 2007
TOCP-66633 The Magic Numbers Those The Brokes ‎(CD, Album) EMI, Heavenly TOCP-66633 Japan 2006

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