with such a cool album title i was ready for some cool music. i did not get it. not bad by any means but very fine
Who Killed...... The Zutons? is the debut studio album by the English rock band the Zutons, released via Deltasonic on 19 April 2004. The album's last known sales are that of 581,088 as of July 2006./nWho Killed...... The Zutons? was met with generally favourable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 73, based on 15 reviews. Many reviewers remarked on the mix of musical styles. Damas said complimented the variety of older forms, "very much 'dad rock' if you will, though it's injected with just enough fun that it doesn't sound like an entirely retro exercise". He said the most effective "moments come when the band expands their sonic palette", highlighting "Remember Me".
with such a cool album title i was ready for some cool music. i did not get it. not bad by any means but very fine
This is like if the Black Keys wrote interesting songs. Amazing.
Oh I LOVE this! Interesting punkish/indie rock with lots of very cool layers going on under some pretty striking but understated vocals. Give me so much of this! I didn't take notes on specific tracks but the mouth harp goes so hard, and there's such a large variety of styles in one album that still has a decent melodic and narrative through line. I love it!
Occasional bright spots in an otherwise very middle of the road UK indie rock album from 2004.
The answer to the question “Who killed the Zutons?” should be a resounding “Who fucking cares?”
Another album that sneaks onto the list only by way of UK bias. Unexceptional to the point of being annoying. Taking up precious space that could be filled by more worthy artists. My suggestions for a replacement from 2004 would be MF Doom's "Mm..Food," Fiery Furnace's "Blueberry Boat," Dungen's "Ta det lugnt," or Animal Collective's "Sung Tongs."
nice i like it
I’d forgotten how good this album, and this band, are.
Some nice solid rock music, no complaints. I LOVE Zuton Fever, it sounds like some early King Gizzard jams. Jams all the way through, nothing I wouldn't happily listen to again.
An unexpected treasure trove of potential playlist and soundtrack gems. 3 zebra futons out of 5 🦓🦓🦓
These guys are fine.
Nice music that's quite representative of this century first decade's music. However, I fail to see the incredible in it, that quality that should place it in some exclusive list like this one is meant to be.
Eh. Too retro. Squirrel mutt dippers
Ach … nö.
Who killed the Zutons? No-one killed the Zutons. Everyone was too ambivalent about their generic ill-advised genre-hopping middle of the road nonsense to get passionate enough to think about killing the Zutons.
Another shite enough album ffs. Can't tell if this was recorded in 1979, 1999 or 20009.
No thanks. At times it's like they had a closet full of instruments and felt the need to use them all. The lead vocals are not interesting, they sound like a department store catalog. Nightmare Part II has a jaw harp. Get the saxophone out if this whole album. Are those spoons!?
This almost feels like a parody album for something I don't understand. Really disjointed and weirdly amateur feeling. It bounces to so many sounds but doesn't feel like it lands something that works even once. Disliked this
Not buy but download
Absolutely stoked this album is on here. As a 13-14 year alto sax player there was nothing more likely to get me in the mood to practice on a Sunday arvo then putting on The Zutons, she was my hero. I assume I discovered them on MySpace (and subsequently downloaded a mish mash of tracks off LimeWire) and was immediately enamored. In a time before the sax made its glorious indie rock comback circa 2012/13, these guys were some of the only contemporary acts shining the light bright for the horn (cf. The Cat Empire). If only I held onto it for a couple of extra years. Also don't forget these motherfuckers wrote THE ORIGINAL Valerie, gimme a break.
Love it from the end to the beginning. Very nice discovery!
I previously only knew one song by the Zutons, Valerie, which I love. In this album, even though no song really stood out, I thought it was great all the way through.
Great find. May be overrated. May not be. But I loved this sound. Indie rock.
Revelation alert! Take me on a trip to the planet Zuto. I need to meet the Zutons. This is a fantastic find. I’ve never heard of the Zutons and I want to hear more. It’s difficult for me explain why I like this so much. The music is quirky and Dave McCabe’s is perfect for it. Some of the music sounds like it could be from the band playing the Hill Valley town festival in Back to the Future III. I love it.
i used to love this when it came out. probably down to living in Liverpool and meeting Dave McCabe a few times. however in hindsight if it wasn't for the saxamaphone they would have fallen straight into the post La's scouse music trap where any band from liverpool after the La's just sounds like the La's.
Tof, verrassend, om vrolijk van te worden
4.5 love the variety from high paced indie rock bangers to the softer confusion and remember me. Quite a long album with a couple more scene setting tracks in the middle I enjoyed less but overall a strong choice
A promising debut for a band that ultimately didn't live up to that promise. Still a bangin' record, though. Best track: Remember Me
Folkgarage rockindie pop. Súper chulo!
I have a nostalgic thing for this album. It zips along on a lot of charm and warmth, and enjoys itself throughout. They certainly know how to write a pop song really well. Like the Coral with charisma.
Wasn't familiar but I liked it a lot!
Recht cooler Sound. Muss die Band mal googeln.
3.5/5. Nice. This was pretty easy to listen to and I enjoyed it. I would give it another listen at some point.
Good, will probably not listen again
Hooky and diverse. Well made, too. One'e ears keeping pricking up at all the tasty flavors and intriguing resonances (White Stripes, Las, some loose, Kinks-y swinging, too). Pretty great from a band one confesses to entirely missing in real time.
Great variety on this album, can hear a ton of influences. Beatles, temptations, spaghetti western, ska, country, folk, really really good.
What a nice discovery! In 2010 I would have loved this shit
I never realised The Zutons were considered big enough to be an essential listen. Before listening to this album, I think the only songs I know by the is Valerie (which isn’t on this album). That certainly leaves me intrigued, so I’m looking forward to listening to this one. Songs I already knew: You Will You Won’t, Confusion Favourites: Confusion, Remember Me Firstly, it turns out I do know more by The Zutons than I realised. This album made me feel 18 again in the local indie rock bar (which, to be fair, likely still play the same much nowadays too). I was expecting pure indie rock, but there was definite folk influence with plenty of acoustic guitar niceness. Overall, I enjoyed this album quite a lot. I haven’t even mentioned how nice the singer’s voice is. Well it is.
It's no Valerie, but a darn good album. 4 stars.
"Who Killed...... The Zutons?" by The Zutons is a captivating album that blends indie rock with a touch of funk and soul. Released in 2004, it's a testament to the band's eclectic style and songwriting prowess. Tracks like "Pressure Point" and "Confusion" showcase their knack for catchy melodies and energetic performances. The album's production is polished, allowing the band's distinctive sound to shine. Dave McCabe's distinctive vocals and the band's use of brass instruments create a unique sonic landscape. "Who Killed...... The Zutons?" is a solid and enjoyable listen from start to finish. While it might not have received the same level of attention as some other mid-2000s indie albums, it remains a hidden gem for those who appreciate a fusion of rock, soul, and funk with a dose of infectious energy.
New find! Loved it
Yet another ex-1001 album!™ http://1001albumsyoumusthearbeforeyoudie.wikidot.com/album-artists-a-z-ex I have a soft spot for The Zutons, oh-oh, I can do my "my bessie mate's brother is bessie mates with the singer's brother" thing, yeah yeah, I bore myself sometimes. 4 for nostalgia, the Scouse connection and great banging tunes!
I was aware of Zutons but never listened to Zutons, was a highly enjoyable album. Would listen again not sure what they were on about but will enjoy finding out (hopefully).
A fab album from a fab band from a fab city. They don't make 'em like this anymore
I saw “dad rock” and immediately thought, “I’m going to hate this,” (despite the fact that I am a dad and I like to rock). But I didn’t hate it at all. In fact, I quite liked it. Some of it reminded me of some favorite 60s/70s artists like the Zombies, the Kinks, and Spirit. Good stuff, will listen again. 4 stars.
Fun but not amazing.
New to me. I like it!
Pretty fun, I appreciate the saxophone and retro aesthetic throughout. Bonus props to these dudes for writing Valerie, even though it isn't on this album. 7/10
Initial thoughts: WHO? Final thoughts: Yo, this is actually so sick. I actually saved some of these songs! The songs in the album are weird, but in a good way. They use some sounds that challenged my taste, but I grew to like them as the album went on. Catchy riffs and upbeat singing, what's not to like.
This was a very interesting album because it had a modern sound with a blues/folk undertones i didn’t save any songs but i would probably revisit this later
i really enjoyed this one. will definitely give it some more listens in the future. wish i had known about it when it was released.
I've never heard of the Zutons before, and I'm so glad I did. They are absolutely my shit. I loved this. Saxophone + British rock. Good stuff, man.
Good album. Solid on the first listen and worth another go.
Exists somewhere in a Venn Diagram of The Fratellis, The Killers, The Shins, and Jack White. Yes please!
Didn't really know this band but that was a very enjoyable slice of rock and good album
Really enjoyed it
Enjoyed the style, would listen again 👌
loved this. previously dismissed what I'd heard of the zutons as them being just 'ok'. listened again already
Folkgarage rockindie pop. Súper chulo!
Garage rock, indie pop. Me ha gustado. Un 4.
SHACK killed The Zutons. It was a decent 00s indie album. Wouldn't have put it on here like. Fuck it, it's better than all the country albums- have an extra star
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Zuton fever, You will you won’t
Quite enjoyable surprisingly. Maybe a touch of bloat.
An OUSTANDING first two songs, with a relatively solid rest of the album (in particular with the vocals). I quite liked this, and seeing the comparisons with The Coral (which this list introduced me to, and I liked even more). Overall I'm digging this peek into the British side of the 00's garage rock revival.
Leuk album, vrolijk, lekkere nummers, maar niet echt baanbrekend.
Cool quirky tunes with unexpected chord changes and great arrangements.
Strong start, mid finish.
you know I can’t hate it!
More mid 2000s UK brit-rock. Mid being the keyword.
Skeptical of anything from the mid 00's that I haven't heard of. Have people heard of this band, and remember them? The songs vacillate between pretty good and catchy, to simple and boring, to schticky and annoying in a way that it's hard to tell if it's a joke or not. The singer has a strong voice, and the instrumentation sounds good, and in the end I came out liking it. But still skeptical - sounds like their second album made more impact, maybe if we're convinced this band deserves a place on the list that one should be it? I found the second half of the album to be much stronger, starting with "Nightmare Part II."
Pretty simple, but quite enjoyable.
en me referant aux reviews. C'Est vrai que le cover de l'album me faisait espérer quelques choses de rock éclaté. Mais bon c'est bien normal. du UK rock/indie comme plusieurs albums sur cette lsite. C'est pas mauvais, amis c'est pas malade non plus. 1001 album serieusement ? 3.10
It's not bad! For an indie guitar record in this period it manages to not be either incredibly annoying or snoresome, vanishingly rare around this time. Obviously it's derivative, but it's not bad. Like The Black Keys except with half decent tunes. I did more or less tune out long before the end though. Suspect this will get an aggregated 3 rating due to collecting lots of 3s, rather than lots of 5s and 1s like many far better albums in this list do.
Pas nécessairement mauvais, l'album se promène dans plusieurs styles différents, ce qui garde ça intéressant et évite de tomber dans la monotonie. Mais cet album est un exemple clair du biais UK car il n'y a rien d'exceptionnel ou de particulièrement marquant. Les styles sont bien exécutés sans plus, les compositions sont correctes. Rien de mauvais, mais rien dont je vais me rappeler. 5.5/10
Aardige rockmuziek. Prima album om te luisteren. Het klinkt voor mij wel een beetje 13 in een dozijn, dus niet heel bijzonder. ***
Enjoyable at times but not special
Le soleil se lève sur un ciel nuageux aujourd'hui, et on se fait toujorus autant chier dans le générateur
De la britpop à moitié convaincante selon moi. Robert arrête de nous demander de l'argent.
Pressure point Remember me Railroad
Quite a bit filler but very fond memories
I usually like Brit Pop. This album was just ok for me. It would probably grow in me if I listened a few more times.
I quite enjoyed this. I had never heard to The Zutons, but they surprised me. A few weaker tracks in the middle, but over all enjoyable. 3.5/5
Never heard of the zutins, music was interesting may return to see what else they have to offer
Bit of fun. Those first four or so songs were like going back in a time machine.
Enjoyable ! 3*
The inclusion of (I think) a saxophone is a nice touch to stand out, but it doesn't help the Zutons from sounding like every other band of this era any way. Certainly not a bad sound, but I feel had I heard this in passerby nothing would've stood out to me. The more country-like influenced tracks here are weird too, just feel off. Light three.
Ok album but not my thing
They were a one hit wonder, but then Amy Winehouse blew shit out of the water with her cover of Valerie (or was it the other way around? Did they do a decent cover of her song? Just Googled it: no). They headlined the Godney Gathering festival last summer, but I couldn't be arsed to stay to see them live. I was tired, it was muddy and I had one tired teenage child moping about and one who wanted to party until dawn. This was the right kind of contemporary upbeat to suit my mood yesterday and I did enjoy listening to it even if it was a bit like Travis with a horn section.
What his album is is standard 2000’s indie garage rock with a British, almost Brit-pop twist. Doesn’t reinvent the wheel even if the single in it is hands down a CLASSIC.
Trallvänligt men saknar låtar som sticker ut.
Started really strong and I thought I had Zuton fever but by track four I realized it was a false alarm. Overall a decent enough 2000’s indie album but I don’t see how it’s a necessary listen, there’s nothing exceptional going on here but it’s a fun enough listen. 3 stars
I heard songs I think I recognize on a plenty-lively debut. The width of the record doesn't convince me of virtuosity or worthy confrontation, but it does keep each song fresh enough.
A good time. So good that the use of a saxophone is pleasant. Parts are quite quirky without veering off into annoying territory. Nothing that'll change your life, but it feels like repeat listens will offer rewards.
The quicker paced songs (don’t ever think, zuton fever, long time coming) are fantastic but the more ballady type tracks are blandly inoffensive.