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Ten New Messages

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Released  19 March 2007
Ten New Messages (2007)  Klang (2009)
Release date  19 March 2007
Producers  Jim Abbiss, Brendan Lynch
Length  39:03
Artist  The Rakes
Label  PIAS Cooperative
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Recorded  Mayfair Studios, London The Chapel Studios, London West Point Studios, London Autumn 2006
Genres  Post-punk revival, Dance-punk
Similar  Post-punk revival albums, Other albums

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Ten New Messages is the second album from London-based indie rock band The Rakes. The album was released on 19 March 2007 and reached number 38. The first single from the album—"We Danced Together"—was released on 12 March 2007, reaching number 38 on the British singles chart. The second single is "The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect," and was released on 16 July 2007.


Speaking about the album, lead singer Alan Donohoe said, "The album was inspired by a combination of choral music, the television show 24, Bond theme tunes, World War I poets and the Sugababes".

The Rakes also went on their biggest ever UK tour, playing 11 gigs over 13 days in March 2007.

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Track listing

On 16 January 2007 the track listing for the album was confirmed on the band's official website. It is as follows:

  1. "The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect" - 5:02
  2. "Little Superstitions" - 3:51
  3. "We Danced Together" - 3:53
  4. "Trouble" - 3:16
  5. "Suspicious Eyes" - 3:48
  6. "On a Mission" - 3:06
  7. "Down with Moonlight" - 3:56
  8. "When Tom Cruise Cries" - 4:48
  9. "Time to Stop Talking" - 3:38
  10. "Leave the City and Come Home" - 3:45

Japanese bonus tracks

11. "Cold" 12. "Dangerous" 13. "We Danced Together" (SebastiAn Remix)


1The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect5:02
2Little Superstitions3:52
3We Danced Together3:53


Ten New Messages Wikipedia

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