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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.   Don
  5.   Tragic Magic
  6.   Roll over Beethoven
  7.   Grans For Tea
  8.   Face for the Radio
  9.   Posh Boys
  10.   Covers
  11.   Anfield Row
  12.   Skay Trenchy
  13.   Cherry Girl
  14.   Skag Trendy
  15.   Hole In the Bed
  16.   Typical Time
  17.   Penny
  18.   Psychotic
  19.   Talk About Two
  20.   Dirty Magazine
  21.   Standard
  22.   Kill Kyle
  23.   Screamin N Shoutin
  24.   Tacky Tattoo
  25.   Lean On My World
  26.   Piano Interlude
  27.   The Clock
  28.   Hold On Now
  29.   How Long
  30.   Distant Doubloon
  31.   Unexpected
  32.   Temptation Dice
  33.   Shock Horror
  34.   Realisation
  35.   One Off Pretender
  36.   Glass Smash
  37.   5Rebeccas
  38.   Street Lights
  39.   Gem Of A Bird
  40.   Don't Look Back Into The Sun
  41.   Living
  42.   Sour Little Sweetie
  43.   Marriage
  44.   Double Yellow Lines
  45.   Tight Hopes
  46.   Mile of Mine
  47.   Modern Approach
  48.   Underneath the Lights
  49.   Up the Junction (Radio One Session)
  50.   Voodoo Doll
  51.   Wasteband
  52.   House of Queue's
  53.   Jimmy's Crazy Conspiracy
  54.   Wasteland
  55.   Cracks
  56.   Tenement Light
  57.   Where
  58.   Claudia
  59.   Grace
  60.   Bullet
  61.   Bunker (Solid Ground)
  62.   Ab (We Need Treatment)
  63.   Under the Rug
  64.   Wasted Little DJ's
  65.   Addicted
  66.   Don't Tell Me
  67.   Give Back The Sun
  68.   Standing, Waiting on My Own
  69.   Dance Into the Night
  70.   Comin' Down

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