The Closer You Get

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The Closer You Get
Studio album by
Released16 March 2000
Recorded1999 at Square Centre Studios and The Batcave in Nottingham
Genre Space rock, neo-psychedelia, shoegazing
Label Beggars Banquet (UK)
Mantra Recordings (US)
Producer Ric Peet, John Leckie, Six by Seven
Six by Seven chronology
The Things We Make
The Closer You Get
The Way I Feel Today
Professional ratings
Review scores
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NME (9/10)
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10) [2]

The Closer You Get is the second album by English indie rock band Six by Seven, recorded at The Square Centre in Nottingham with Ric Peet (who produced one track on their first album), and John Leckie, (who has worked with many British bands including Radiohead and Simple Minds).


After the album's release, and just before playing at Glastonbury, guitarist Sam Hempton quit the band.

The album was critically acclaimed and appeared in several music magazine end-of-year polls, including those by NME [3] and Melody Maker . [4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Six by Seven.

1."Eat Junk Become Junk"3:05
2."Sawn Off Metallica T-Shirt"2:14
3."Ten Places to Die"5:30
4."New Year"3:45
5."One Easy Ship Away"3:04
6."My Life Is an Accident"4:43
7."Don't Wanna Stop"2:00
8."Slab Square"2:34
9."England and a Broken Radio"5:21
10."Another Love Song"5:01
11."Overnight Success"4:28
12."100 & Something Foxhall Road"2:40


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