Do You Like Rock Music

British Sea PowerJanuary 13, 2008
Alternative/Indie℗ 2008 British Sea Power under exclusive licence to Rough Trade Records Ltd
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Do You Like Rock Music? is the third album from the Brighton-based English band, British Sea Power. It was released on 14 January 2008 in the UK and 12 February 2008 in the United States. The album is preceded by the Krankenhaus? EP, released on digital download on 8 October 2007.
It entered the UK Albums Chart at number 10 and the Irish Albums Chart at number 37.

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Songs
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All in It2:11
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Lights Out for Darker Skies6:36
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No Lucifer3:27
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Waving Flags4:07
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Canvey Island3:41
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Down On the Ground4:23
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A Trip Out3:16
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The Great Skua4:35
9
Atom5:38
10
No Need to Cry3:43
11
Open the Door4:56
12
We Close Our Eyes8:04
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Additional Information

Total length
54:37
Tracks
12
Released
January 13, 2008
Label
℗ 2008 British Sea Power under exclusive licence to Rough Trade Records Ltd
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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