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

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