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The View

The View -- a Scottish quartet comprised of bassist Kieran Webster, lead guitarist Pete Reilly, lead singer Kyle Falconer, and drummer Steve Morrison -- came together in the band's native Dundee (near Scotland's east coast) in 2005, before any of the bandmates had entered their early twenties. Prior to storming the U.K. with their energetic, scruffy ska-punk and throwback rock, the young bandmates cut their teeth as a cover band. But as of 2007, when they made their heralded U.S. debut at a concert in New York City, those days were far behind them. One year before the View's American debut, the band had signed with 1965 Records, a label distributed by Columbia and run by James Endeacott (who had worked with similar red-hot acts, from the Strokes to the Libertines). Buzz began to build around the band's promise and peaked with the international release of 2007's Hats Off to the Buskers, a confident debut album that topped the U.K. charts and spawned the hit singles "Superstar Tradesman" and "Wasted Little DJ's." The band's influences were easy to note -- the Clash, Oasis, and the Libertines, among others -- but the View's lyrics remained slightly more mysterious, a product of Falconer's brogue and affinity for Scottishisms. The View's sophomore release, Which Bitch?, arrived nearly two years later, featuring an ambitious sound that found critical approval but failed to generate the sales of its predecessor, as it dropped quickly from the U.K. album charts after its February 2009 release. Two years later, the View returned with Bread and Circuses, produced by Youth. In 2012, the View delivered its fourth studio album, Cheeky for a Reason, featuring the single "How Long." The collection Seven Year Setlist -- so called due to all the tracks being live favorites -- was released in mid-2013. In 2015, the View announced they were back in the studio, this time with the Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. and Gus Oberg (the Strokes' Angles) handling production duties. The resulting album, Ropewalk, was slated for release in June of that year, but was delayed until September, due to lead singer Falconer's difficulties with an ongoing illness. ~ Tammy La Gorce
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  1.   Song
  2.   Same Jeans
  3.   Superstar Tradesman
  4.   How Long
  5.   Dirty Magazine
  6.   Distant Doubloon
  7.   Wasteband
  8.   Standing, Waiting on My Own
  9.   Unexpected
  10.   Cracks
  11.   Wasted Little DJ's
  12.   Realisation
  13.   House of Queue's
  14.   Penny
  15.   Kill Kyle
  16.   Street Lights
  17.   Temptation Dice
  18.   Tragic Magic
  19.   Up the Junction (Radio One Session)
  20.   Where
  21.   Tenement Light
  22.   Living
  23.   Under the Rug
  24.   Standard
  25.   Tacky Tattoo
  26.   Piano Interlude
  27.   The Clock
  28.   Bunker (Solid Ground)
  29.   Bullet
  30.   Hold On Now
  31.   Underneath the Lights
  32.   Grace
  33.   Shock Horror
  34.   Double Yellow Lines
  35.   Covers
  36.   Skay Trenchy
  37.   Typical Time
  38.   Wasteland
  39.   Don
  40.   Cherry Girl
  41.   Don't Look Back Into The Sun
  42.   Ab (We Need Treatment)
  43.   5Rebeccas
  44.   Roll over Beethoven
  45.   Grans For Tea
  46.   Tight Hopes
  47.   Talk About Two
  48.   Jimmy's Crazy Conspiracy
  49.   Screamin N Shoutin
  50.   Glass Smash
  51.   Comin' Down
  52.   Voodoo Doll
  53.   Claudia
  54.   Sour Little Sweetie
  55.   Face for the Radio
  56.   Hole In the Bed
  57.   Don't Tell Me
  58.   Gem Of A Bird
  59.   Mile of Mine
  60.   Skag Trendy
  61.   Addicted
  62.   One Off Pretender
  63.   Lean On My World
  64.   Anfield Row
  65.   Marriage
  66.   Posh Boys
  67.   Psychotic
  68.   Dance Into the Night
  69.   Modern Approach
  70.   Give Back The Sun

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