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Foxbase Alpha


Download links and information about Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 58:20 minutes.

Artist: Saint Etienne
Release date: 1992
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 58:20
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No. Title Length
1. This Is Radio Etienne 0:42
2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 4:29
3. Wilson 1:59
4. Carnt Sleep 4:43
5. Girl VII 3:46
6. Spring 3:43
7. She's the One 3:09
8. People Get Real 4:44
9. Stoned to Say the Least 7:42
10. Nothing Can Stop Us 4:21
11. Etienne Gonna Die 1:32
12. London Belongs to Me 3:57
13. Kiss and Make Up 5:14
14. Like the Swallow 7:41
15. Dilworth's Theme 0:38



Back in the early '90s when groovy Madchester bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays were battling with the squealing guitar feedback of more artful shoegazers like Ride and Chapterhouse, Saint Etienne’s brilliant debut album seemed to come out of nowhere. Foxbase Alpha played like a less campy Deee-Lite, with roots planted equally deep in Swinging London’s mod heyday and bubbly U.K. club pop. It didn’t hurt that chanteuse Sarah Cracknell was as easy on the eyes as on the ears. With her flirty coos, Saint Etienne's update of Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” matched what Candyflip had recently done with The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Saint Etienne also helped put twee-pop pioneers The Field Mice on the indie map with an ambient house-infused rendition of that band's “Kiss and Make Up.” But digging even deeper into these album tracks, it’s evident that Saint Etienne’s originals trump its clever takes on other people’s songs. “Spring” grooves like Dusty Springfield strewn through a Britpop filter, while “Nothing Can Stop Us Now” is the album’s dazzling gem.