Universal Audio (album)

Universal Audio is the fifth and final studio album by Scottish indie rock band The Delgados, released 20 September 2004. The album is considered to showcase a more 'stripped down' sound than its predecessor, Hate, featuring less orchestral themes.

Universal Audio
Studio album by
Released20 September 2004 (UK)
GenreIndie rock
LabelChemikal Underground
ProducerTony Doogan, The Delgados
The Delgados chronology
Universal Audio
The Complete BBC Peel Sessions
Singles from Hate
  1. "Everybody Come Down"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Girls of Valour"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores

Mother and the Addicts provided backing vocals on "Keep on Breathing".

Stylus Magazine named it the album of the week in September 2004.[3]

Track listing

All tracks written by The Delgados.

  1. "I Fought the Angels"
  2. "Is This All That I Came For?"
  3. "Everybody Come Down"
  4. "Come Undone"
  5. "Get Action!"
  6. "Sink or Swim"
  7. "Bits of Bone"
  8. "The City Consumes Us"
  9. "Girls of Valour"
  10. "Keep on Breathing"
  11. "Now and Forever"


  • Alun Woodward – guitar, vocals, producer
  • Emma Pollock – guitar, vocals, producer
  • Stewart Henderson – bass, producer
  • Paul Savage – drums, producer
  • Tony Doogan – producer, recording, mixing
  • Alan Barr – cello ("Come Undone", "Keep on Breathing")
  • Stevie Jackson – harmonica ("Get Action!")
  • Mother and the Addicts – backing vocals ("Keep on Breathing")
  • Jamie Savage – acoustic guitar ("Sink or Swim")
  • Lewis Turner – keyboards, piano
  • Susan Turner – accordion ("Keep on Breathing")
  • Bulletproof ID – artwork design
  • Stuart Reidman – portrait photography
  • Kirsty Anderson – group photography


  1. AllMusic review
  2. "link". pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. Swygart, William B. (20 September 2004). "The Delgados Universal Audio". StylusMagazine.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
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