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Yorkshire, England's the Cribs feature three brothers: vocalist/guitarist Ryan Jarman, bassist/vocalist Gary, and drummer Ross. The trio began playing together at an early age, debuting at a family party in the late '80s when twins Gary and Ryan were nine years old and Ross was just five. The brothers grew up with similar musical tastes, blending quintessentially British influences like the Beatles, Sex Pistols, and Smiths with American indie rock like Beat Happening and Bobby Conn. Eventually, the Cribs got to play with both Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson and Conn; Conn liked the Cribs so much that he invited them to record with him in his Chicago studio. The Cribs released three singles, Another Number, What About Me, and You Were Always the One, before signing to Wichita Records in late 2003. The band spent 2004 readying its self-titled debut album, which was recorded in London's famed Toerag Studios; touring with the Datsuns; and performing at that year's CMJ Festival. Late that year they began working on their second album with Orange Juice's Edwyn Collins as producer. The Cribs was released in the U.S. in early 2005. Later in the year, the band issued its second album, The New Fellas. Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever, which boasted production by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, arrived in 2007. That same year, Gary met Johnny Marr, an admitted fan of the band. They began collaborating on some songs, with Marr joining the band on-stage throughout the 2008 NME awards tour. By August 2008, Marr had officially joined the band, and the resulting album, Ignore the Ignorant, arrived late in 2009. In April of 2011, Marr announced he was quitting the group to work on solo material, leaving the remaining bandmembers to work on their next record. Back to their original trio lineup, the Jarmans recorded songs at Dave Fridmann's upstate New York Tarbox Studios; at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago; and at London's Abbey Road Studios. The results, the raw but tuneful In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, arrived in May 2012. Early in 2013, the compilation Payola arrived, which collected songs from the early period of their career that spanned 2002-2012. The compilation cleaned the slate for the band and in 2014 they began writing sessions in Portland, Oregon before they crossed to the East coast into New York’s Magic Shop studio to begin recording. They recruited Cars frontman and respected producer Ric Ocasek to work on their sixth album For All My Sisters, which arrived in 2015. ~ Heather Phares
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    Popularity
  2.   Men's Needs
  3.   Mirror Kissers
  4.   Ignore the Ignorant
  5.   Come On, Be A No One
  6.   You Were Always the One
  7.   Last Year's Snow
  8.   Better Than Me
  9.   City of Bugs
  10.   Girls Like Mystery
  11.   Cheat on Me
  12.   Hey Scenesters!
  13.   Anna
  14.   I Should Have Helped
  15.   The Wrong Way to Be
  16.   Pure O
  17.   Jaded Youth
  18.   Save Your Secrets
  19.   Direction
  20.   An Ivory Hand
  21.   Kind Words from the Broken Hearted
  22.   Stick to Yr Guns
  23.   Hello? Oh...
  24.   Things You Should Be Knowing
  25.   Glitters Like Gold
  26.   Another Number
  27.   Diamond Girl
  28.   I've Tried Everything
  29.   Lights Went Out
  30.   Major's Titling Victory
  31.   Learning How to Fight
  32.   What About Me
  33.   Pink Snow
  34.   Spring on Broadway
  35.   Summer of Chances
  36.   Pacific Time
  37.   Simple Story
  38.   Different Angle
  39.   Finally Free
  40.   Your Eyes Are Dreaming
  41.   Heaven Just Knows
  42.   Tell Me Darling
  43.   Leather Jacket Love Song
  44.   Arena Rock Encore with Full Cast
  45.   Back to the Bolthole
  46.   Confident Men
  47.   We Share the Same Sides
  48.   We Share the Same Skies
  49.   Victim of Mass Production
  50.   Emasculate Me
  51.   Don't You Wanna Be Relevant?
  52.   My Life Flashed Before My Eyes
  53.   It Was Only Love
  54.   Martell
  55.   Baby Don't Sweat
  56.   We Can No Longer Cheat You
  57.   Shoot the Poets
  58.   Haunted
  59.   Fevers And Seizures
  60.   Get Yr Hands Out of My Grave
  61.   Chi-Town
  62.   I'm Alright Me
  63.   Butterflies
  64.   The New Fellas
  65.   We Were Aborted
  66.   Uptight
  67.   You & I
  68.   Moving Pictures
  69.   I'm a Realist
  70.   The Watch Trick
  71.   Be Safe
  72.   Like a Gift Giver
  73.   We're Gonna Love
  74.   Ancient History
  75.   Mr. Wrong
  76.   Third Outing
  77.   Hari Kari
  78.   Our Bovine Public
  79.   Nothing
  80.   City Storms
  81.   Things Aren't Gonna Change
  82.   Tri'elle
  83.   Don't Believe In Me
  84.   Stalagmites
  85.   Burning for No One