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

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