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Releases

  1. Please And Thank You Sleeve
  2. Salivating Sleeve
  3. Leaps Sleeve
  4. Hello Love Sleeve
  5. Love Your Man, Love Your Woman Sleeve
  6. Alone In The Makeout Room Sleeve
  7. You're Like A Woman Sleeve
  8. Balls Sleeve
  9. Happy Days Are Here Again Sleeve
  10. Welcome Home Loser Sleeve
  11. Poor Little Thing Sleeve
  12. Jesus Songs Sleeve
  13. The Broken Family Band & Magoo Christmas single Sleeve
  14. At The Back Of The Chapel Sleeve
  15. Cold Water Songs Sleeve
  16. Mitcham's Corner/This Is A Drinking Establishment Sleeve
  17. The Perfect Gentleman Sleeve
  18. The King Will Build A Disco Sleeve

Please And Thank You - 20th April 2009

The Broken Family Band - Please And Thank You sleeve
  1. Please Yourself
  2. Salivating
  3. St Albans
  4. You Did A Bad Thing
  5. Cinema vs. House
  6. Borrowed Time
  7. Mimi
  8. Don't Bury Us
  9. Stay Friendly
  10. Son Of The Man
  11. The Girls In This Town
  12. Old Wounds
Easily their best
Q
Bulldozer rock
Uncut
Graceful and witty
Mojo
An uncomplicated joy
Crud Magazine
An accomplished, compelling piece of work, delivered with warmth, enthusiasm and a wry sense of humour. A future classic.
Classic Rock
Musically this album never gets beyond the pub
musicomh.com
Only a fool won't recognise what always made them great: sardonic and witty songs delivered with real bite
Huck
A dickless Radiohead
NME
The Broken Family Band would be far from suited to the serious and self-celebratory air that comes with having a hit record.
inthenews.co.uk
The majority of artists, TV shows, films and the like pass through my jaded brain without registering.
themusicmagazine.co.uk
Here's a band who, unlike Snow Patrol, will not be compromise [sic] their music for a fast buck.
Dissexpress.co.uk
You could put this CD on once and forget about it, as much of it is quite forgettable.
Allgigs.co.uk
Despite the politeness of its title, it's Adams' snarliest record yet: all garage rock riffs wrapped around lyrics full of warmth, humour and time spent in the Real World.
The Independent
A worthy successor to the sharp, sinewy early work of Elvis Costello and Squeeze
The Sun
Full of the crunchy, seize-the-day rock that made Love Your Man, Love Your Woman such a joy
Clash
Required listening for anyone with a penchant for observational lyrics sung in an impossibly world-weary voice… oddly charming nonetheless
The Guardian
An empty brown paper bag of an album
Artrocker

Salivating - 6th April 2009

The Broken Family Band - Salivating sleeve
  1. Salivating (radio edit)
  2. Love Your Man, Love Your Woman (Soft Eyes Version)

Leaps - 29th October 2007

The Broken Family Band - Leaps sleeve
  1. Leaps
  2. Hold On To Your Love
...could only be more lovely if it was the theme from The Littlest Hobo.
NME
A wonderfully frisky feel good cruise controlling whipper snapper that's sumptuously braided seductively with lightly toned 50's styled bubble gum pop accents that sound as though they've been bronzed via an extended west coast vacation retreat and latterly decamped to the studio becalmed and chilled.
Losing Today
A special kind of genius.
Twisted Ear

Hello Love - 2nd July 2007

The Broken Family Band - Hello Love sleeve
  1. Leaps
  2. Love Your Man, Love Your Woman
  3. So Many Lovers
  4. Julian
  5. Don't Change Your Mind
  6. Dancing On The 4th Floor
  7. You Get Me
  8. Hey Captain
  9. Give And Take
  10. Little Justice
  11. Seven Sisters

Americana Album Of The Month. Uncut

Album Of The Week. The Times

God knows where they go from here, but we can't wait to find out.
Clash Magazine
A bold and lovely album...
The Guardian
In place of adolescent snottiness there’s a wary vulnerability, and nihilism has given way to warmth.
Sound On Sound
In an era when you need to adapt to survive The Broken Family Band are keeping up with the game.
The Sun
Where do bands like this go to die?
Vice Magazine
Genius.
The Stool Pigeon

Love Your Man, Love Your Woman - 11th June 2007

The Broken Family Band - Love Your Man, Love Your Woman sleeve
  1. Love Your Man, Love Your Woman
  2. Love Your Man, Love Your Woman (Trendy Remix)
In a week where most singles seem to be arrogant with adequacy, this song is a white hot motherfucker.
Artrocker, Single Of The Week
Ultimately it's a beefy cub scout camp fire song gone wrong, which then eventually turns into a kind of noisy marching band extravaganza.
Music Dash
They've been about a while but this is definitely the best single BFB have ever put out.
New Noise
Balls may have been the title of their last album, but here's where The Broken Family Band finally display them.
Music Omh

Alone In The Makeout Room - 26th February 2007

The Broken Family Band - Alone In The Makeout Room sleeve
  1. Alone In The Makeout Room
  2. It's All Over

You're Like A Woman - 16th October 2006

The Broken Family Band - You're Like A Woman sleeve
  1. You're Like A Woman
  2. Gavin's Dead
  3. Poor Little Thing

Balls - 20th February 2006

The Broken Family Band - Balls sleeve
  1. You're Like A Woman
  2. It's All Over
  3. I See How You Are
  4. The Booze And The Drugs
  5. I'm Thirsty
  6. Come On Home
  7. Alone In The Make-Out Room
  8. For Milton Mapes
  9. All I Want From You Is Some Effort
  10. Michelle
  11. Trouble
  12. Diamonds In The Mine
This country-fied Cambridge quartet have been a near-secret, but they meet their rising acclaim head-on with this album.
The Independent
Balls signals a shift of momentum, as if The Broken Family Band have learnt to articulate a hitherto unpoken sense of ambition.
Uncut, Americana Album Of The Month
What's for sure is that this album has equal doses of power, grace... and balls.
The Sun
Plangent, melancholy balladry worthy of prime Johnny Marr.
Time Out
Balls is their most reflective to date, losing none of the infectious melody and amusing narrative that make Broken Family Band so endearing.
Flux
Adams's lyrics, though, remain riddled with disappointment, and maybe there are also alcohol-related anger issues to work through.
Andy Fyfe, Q (Who seems to have a problem with our singer)

Happy Days Are Here Again - 12th September 2005

The Broken Family Band - Happy Days Are Here Again sleeve
  1. Happy Days Are Here Again
  2. For Milton Mapes

Welcome Home Loser - 14th February 2005

The Broken Family Band - Welcome Home Loser sleeve
  1. Happy Days Are Here Again
  2. Living In Sin
  3. O Princess
  4. Where The Hell Is My Baby?
  5. Yer Little Bedroom
  6. John Belushi
  7. Cocktail Lounge
  8. Honest Man's Blues
  9. We Already Said Goodbye
  10. A Place You Deserve
  11. Roman Johnson One
  12. The Last Song
  13. Wherever You Go
  14. Coping With Fear

Included in 1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die 2007 The Guardian

The Broken Family Band have created their first classic album. A national treasure.
The Independent
After one full length and two mini albums 'Welcome Home, Loser' captures nearly every magical aspect of this most unlikely band.
XFM
From hangovers to messy relationships, this will be the soundtrack to any emotional minefield you should want to stumble through this year.
Do Something Pretty
Welcome Home Loser is a hand-carved notch on the bedpost of alt-country and offers compelling proof that The Broken Family Band may indeed be the greatest band you've never heard of.
Eclectic Honey
TBFB's dark new record is a bloody fantastic masterpiece.
Drowned In Sound

Poor Little Thing - April 2004

The Broken Family Band - Poor Little Thing sleeve
  1. Poor Little Thing (Belgian Original Version)
  2. I Send My Love To You

Jesus Songs - 15th March 2004

The Broken Family Band - Jesus Songs sleeve
  1. Walking Back To Jesus Part One
  2. Mother O'Jesus
  3. The King Of Carrot Flowers Parts Two & Three
  4. Walking Back To Jesus Part Two
  5. Poor Little Thing
  6. Kissing In The Rain
  7. Walking Back To Jesus Part Three
Warm, witty and engaging, without ever outstaying its welcome.
The Independent
In essence then, beautiful songs, beautifully played, whatever your beliefs.
XFM
Not so much about the passion of the Christ as the ironic debauchery of his flock - wry alt.country filtered through a dry British wit.
Austin Chronicle
Jesus Songs proves their mettle as transatlantic style-hoppers, as well as fine songsmiths.
Pitchfork

The Broken Family Band & Magoo Christmas single - Christmas 2003

The Broken Family Band & Magoo Christmas single sleeve
  1. The Broken Family Band - "The Broken Family Christmas"
  2. Magoo - "Peace, Love And Blood"

At The Back Of The Chapel - September 2003

The Broken Family Band - At The Back Of The Chapel sleeve
  1. At The Back Of The Chapel
  2. You Broke My Fucking Heart
  3. Canada (CD only)

Cold Water Songs - 2nd June 2003

The Broken Family Band - Cold Water Songs sleeve
  1. (I Don't Have The Time To) Mess Around
  2. Twelve Eyes Of Evil
  3. Devil In The Details
  4. Song Against Robots
  5. Knut
  6. Gone Dark
  7. Don't Leave That Woman Unattended
  8. The Mardi Gras Rescue Mission
  9. At The Back Of The Chapel
  10. Nights In The Tractorbeam
  11. You Were A Nightmare
  12. Hitting Women
A triumph of urban wit over rustic convention.
Mojo
Not exactly Shania Twain.
Maxim
Cold Water Songs would be enough to break any family.
Jewish Chronicle
Like Pavement covering Nashville standards, polished off with the caustic wit of Lou Reed and varnished with the spunky smear of Gram Parsons' love pump, this band create truly remarkable pop music.
NME
Picking highlights from such an excellent record is a task Solomon would baulk at.
XFM
It's a twisted little album with a punk rock engine underneath its American styled exterior but fuelled on humour and verve.
Sounds XP

Mitcham's Corner/This Is A Drinking Establishment - June 2003

The Broken Family Band - Mitcham's Corner/This Is A Drinking Establishment sleeve
  1. Mitcham's Corner
  2. This Is A Drinking Establishment
  3. A Lesson (Knife In The Water)

The Perfect Gentleman - 24th March 2003

The Broken Family Band - The Perfect Gentleman sleeve
  1. The Perfect Gentleman
  2. Queen Of The Sea (Fair Isle mix)
  3. Song About A Horse

The King Will Build A Disco - 25th November 2002

The Broken Family Band - The King Will Build A Disco sleeve
  1. Queen Of The Sea
  2. Behind The Church
  3. Twisted
  4. When We're Dry
  5. Off The Radar
  6. The Moon And The Stars
  7. The Perfect Gentleman
Wonderful, fractured, off-kilter alt. country compositions that sound like Will Oldham might if he'd been born in Brixton.
Uncut
The Broken Family Band obviously have talent, but their style of music just makes me want to smack my head against a wall.
Winchester & Hampshire Gazette
What sticks in your mind are Adams's lyrics: from the bitter "would you love me more if I was prettier?" (in the suitably titled Twisted) to When We're Dry's worrying "what do we do when the booze runs out?" Actually, that might be the perfect moment to listen to The King Will Build a Disco.
The Sunday Times
...even the spunk joke in 'The Perfect Gentleman' adds to the charm.
XFM
...ripples with the sound of genuine, rain-sodden English defeat. Witty and sumptuously melodic.
NME