(1992) Foxbase Alpha

Saint Etienne

... read moreDespite a handful of classic pop singles, Saint Etienne's debut album, Foxbase Alpha, is a tentative fusion of club culture and swinging '60s pop. Lead vocalist Sarah Cracknell hasn't been fully integrated into the band's lineup -- she doesn't even sing on their astonishing Euro-disco cover of Neil...

58′:04″ 15 Songs

1
This Is Radio Etienne
Saint Etienne
0:42
2
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Saint Etienne
4:29
3
Wilson
Saint Etienne
1:59
4
Carnt Sleep
Saint Etienne
4:43
5
Girl Vii
Saint Etienne
3:45
6
Spring
Saint Etienne
3:43
7
She's The One
Saint Etienne
3:07
8
People Get Real
Saint Etienne
4:41
9
Stoned To Say The Least
Saint Etienne
7:42
10
Nothing Can Stop Us
Saint Etienne
4:20
11
Etienne Gonna Die
Saint Etienne
1:30
12
London Belongs To Me
Saint Etienne
3:55
13
Kiss And Make Up
Saint Etienne
5:12
14
Like The Swallow
Saint Etienne
7:38
15
Dilworth's Theme
Saint Etienne
0:38
Released 10 January 1992, 1991 Warner Records Inc.

Review

Despite a handful of classic pop singles, Saint Etienne's debut album, Foxbase Alpha, is a tentative fusion of club culture and swinging '60s pop. Lead vocalist Sarah Cracknell hasn't been fully integrated into the band's lineup -- she doesn't even sing on their astonishing Euro-disco cover of Neil Young's "Only Love Will Break Your Heart," which is not only cleverly ironic, but also works -- yet the filler remains thoroughly enjoyable, even if it rarely reaches the heights of the irresistible girl group pop of "Kiss and Make Up." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine