The Things We Make

The Things We Make is the debut album by English indie rock band Six by Seven. The album included the single "European Me", described by the NME as "one of the greatest debut singles of all time". The album featured numerous 'epic' tracks with "Oh! Dear", "European Me" and "88-92-96" all clocking in at almost seven minutes or more and "Spy Song" reaching almost nine minutes. Aside from "European Me", "88-92-96", "Candlelight" and "For You" were released as singles, with "Candlelight" reaching the lower regions of the singles charts. The album was ranked 13th in NME's end-of-year poll for 1998. [4]

The Things We Make
Studio album by
Released25 May 1998 (UK)
6 October 1998 (US)
Recorded1997 at Moles Studios in Bath
The Wood Hall in Beckington
Chiswick Reach in London
LabelBeggars Banquet (UK)
Mantra Recordings (US)
ProducerRic Peet, Trevor Curwen, Paul Corkett and Six by Seven
Six by Seven chronology
The Things We Make
The Closer You Get
Professional ratings
Review scores
Pitchfork Media(6.7/10)[2]
Rolling Stone[3]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Six by Seven, except "Young Man's Stride" was written by Jonathan Donahue and Sean Mackowiak.

1."A Beautiful Shape"4:37
2."European Me"7:10
4."For You"3:30
5."Spy Song"8:46
6."Something Wild"4:10
7."Brilliantly Cute"3:57
8."Oh! Dear"7:31
11."This" (Japan bonus track)4:03
12."Your Town" (Japan bonus track)3:27
13."Young Man's Stride" (Japan bonus track, Mercury Rev cover)2:56

The Things We Make [Album Sampler]

  1. "Candlelight"
  2. "For You"
  3. "Something Wild"
  4. "88-92-96"



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