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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.   Face For The Radio
  5.   Realisation
  6.   Up the Junction
  7.   Tight Hopes
  8.   Standard
  9.   Voodoo Doll
  10.   Claudia
  11.   Dirty Magazine
  12.   Temptation Dice
  13.   Double Yellow Lines
  14.   Covers
  15.   Posh Boys
  16.   Wasteband
  17.   How Long
  18.   Penny
  19.   Typical Time 2
  20.   Cracks
  21.   Screamin N Shoutin
  22.   Don
  23.   Roll over Beethoven
  24.   Mile of Mine
  25.   Standing, Waiting on My Own
  26.   House of Queue's
  27.   Kill Kyle
  28.   Tacky Tattoo
  29.   Sour Little Sweetie
  30.   The Clock
  31.   Bunker (Solid Ground)
  32.   Bullet
  33.   Hold On Now
  34.   Underneath the Lights
  35.   Unexpected
  36.   Shock Horror
  37.   Jimmy's Crazy Conspiracy
  38.   Cherry Girl
  39.   Skay Trenchy
  40.   Don't Tell Me...
  41.   Skag Trendy
  42.   5Rebeccas
  43.   Wasted Little DJ's
  44.   Ab (We Need Treatment)
  45.   Gem Of A Bird
  46.   Under the Rug
  47.   Grans For Tea
  48.   Modern Approach
  49.   Talk About Two
  50.   Dance into the Night
  51.   Street Lights
  52.   Marriage
  53.   Wasteland
  54.   Addicted
  55.   Don't Look Back Into The Sun
  56.   Give Back The Sun
  57.   Hole In the Bed
  58.   Comin' Down
  59.   One Off Pretender
  60.   Glass Smash
  61.   Piano Interlude
  62.   Living
  63.   Psychotic
  64.   Lean On My World
  65.   Typical Time
  66.   Tenement Light
  67.   Where
  68.   Tragic Magic
  69.   Anfield Row
  70.   Grace
  71.   Distant Doubloon

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