|Those the Brokes|
|Studio album by The Magic Numbers|
|Released|| 6 November 2006 (UK)|
17 July 2007 (US)
|Recorded||Allaire Studios, New York City, United States|
|Label|| Heavenly (UK) |
|The Magic Numbers chronology|
|Pitchfork Media||6.3/10 link|
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|scope="row"||Irish Albums (IRMA)||25|
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