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When I Was Born for the 7th Time (Expanded Edition)


Download links and information about When I Was Born for the 7th Time (Expanded Edition) by Cornershop. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Breakbeat , Electronica, Rock, Indie Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:20:00 minutes.

Artist: Cornershop
Release date: 1997
Genre: Breakbeat , Electronica, Rock, Indie Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:20:00
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No. Title Length
1. Sleep On the Left Side 4:06
2. Brimful of Asha 5:17
3. Butter the Soul 3:19
4. Chocolat 1:22
5. We're In Yr Corner 5:46
6. Funky Days Are Back Again 3:41
7. What Is Happening? 2:15
8. When the Light Appears Boy 2:38
9. Coming Up 1:03
10. Good S**t 4:38
11. Good to Be On the Road Back Home 5:43
12. It's Indian Tobaco My Friend 4:49
13. Candyman 3:49
14. State Troopers, Pt. 1 3:07
15. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 2:27
16. Candyman (Rob Swift Instrumental Mix) 4:03
17. U47's 1:46
18. Easy Winners, Pt. 1 4:43
19. Easy Winners, Pt. 2 5:56
20. Counteraction 2:44
21. Brimful of Asha (Mucho Mucho Bolan Boogie Mix) 6:48



When I Was Born for the 7th Time is a remarkable leap forward for Cornershop, the place where the group blends all of their diverse influences into a seamless whole. Cornershop uses Indian music as a foundation, finding its droning repetition similar to the trancier elements of electronica, the cut-and-paste collages of hip-hop, and the skeletal melodicism of indie pop. Tying all of these strands together, the band creates a multicultural music that is utterly modern; it is conscious of its heritage, but instead of being enslaved to tradition, it pushes into the future and finds a common ground between different cultures and musics. Like Woman's Gotta Have It, large portions of When I Was Born for the 7th Time are devoted to hypnotic instrumentals, but the music here is funkier and fully realized. Cornershop hits an appealing compromise between detailed arrangements and lo-fi technology. There may be cheap keyboards and drum machines scattered throughout the album, but they are used as sonic texturing, similar to the turntables, synthesizers, samplers, sitars, and guitars that drive the instrumentals punctuating the full-fledged songs. When it chooses, Cornershop can write hooky, immediate pop songs — "Sleep on the Left Side" and "Brimful of Asha" are wonderful pop singles, and "Good to Be on the Road Back Home" is an impressive, country-tinged tale — but what makes When I Was Born for the 7th Time such a rich, intoxicating listen is that it balances these melodic tendencies with deceptively complex arrangements, chants, drones, electronic instrumentals, and funky rhythms, resulting in an album that becomes better with each listen.