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A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation

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Released  5 November 2007
Artist  The Wombats
Label  Roadrunner Records
Length  44:24
Release date  5 November 2007
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Recorded  Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales Electric Lady Studios, New York City, United States Brick Lane, London, England RAK Studios, London, England
Producer  Stephen Harris, The Wombats, Jimmy Robertson
A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation (2007)  This Modern Glitch (2011)
Genres  Indie rock, Indie pop, Post-punk, New wave
Similar  The Wombats albums, Indie rock albums

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A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation is the first album to be released in Britain by British indie band The Wombats. It was released on 5 November 2007 on 14th Floor Records. There is also a DVD to accompany the album which includes footage of them at the South by Southwest festival along with music videos from the band's recent singles. The album was recorded at the Rockfield Studios. The album managed to reach #11 in the UK Albums Chart. On the single for "Let's Dance to Joy Division" there is a B-side of "Derail and Crash" and a hidden track of the Fireman Sam theme song played by the band.


The album contains a pregap before track 1, which contains the band attempting to make wine glasses "ring" and extolling the virtues of beaujolais. It ends with them doing a faux advert for beaujolais: "Every day's a beau day when you drink... Beau-Jolais. *clink, slurp* Ahhh... Beau-jolais!"

The album has sold 335,361 copies in the UK as of April 2015.

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Track listing

All lyrics written by Matthew Murphy, except where noted; all music composed by The Wombats, except where noted.


  • Matthew Murphy – vocals, guitar, synthesizers, piano
  • Dan Haggis – backing vocals, drums, synthesizers, piano, stylophone, harmonica, melodica
  • Tord Øverland-Knudsen – backing vocals, bass, synthesizers, cello
  • Llangattock Primary School – kids choir on "Let's Dance to Joy Division"
  • Ian McNabb - banjo
  • Songs

    1Tales of Girls - Boys and Marsupials1:10
    2Kill The Director2:42
    3Moving To New York3:31


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