Dark Island (album)

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Dark Island
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Genre Avant-garde
Label Domino Records [1]
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Drowned in Sound 8/10 [3]
Pitchfork 5.7/10 [4]

Dark Island is an album by English band Pram, released in 2003. [5] [6] The album contains the song "Track of the Cat", which was used on a BT advert in 2003.


Track listing

All tracks by Pram

  1. "Track of the Cat" – 4:13
  2. "Penny Arcade" – 4:27
  3. "The Pawnbroker" – 3:19
  4. "Paper Hats" – 4:05
  5. "Peepshow" – 3:28
  6. "Sirocco" – 4:25
  7. "The Archivist" – 6:01
  8. "Goodbye" – 5:06
  9. "Leeward" – 3:36
  10. "Distant Islands" – 6:03


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  2. Dark Island at AllMusic
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  4. "Pram: Dark Island". Pitchfork.
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  6. Inc, CMJ Network (April 20, 2003). "Reviews". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. via Google Books.