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

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