Waves and the Both of Us

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Waves and the Both of Us
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Studio album by Charlotte Sometimes
Released May 6, 2008 (U.S.)
Recorded Winter 2007 [1]
Genre Indie pop, pop rock, alternative rock
Label Geffen
Producer S*A*M & Sluggo
Charlotte Sometimes chronology
Waves and the Both of Us

Waves and the Both of Us is the debut album by Charlotte Sometimes. It was released on May 6, 2008.



The album met with positive reviews, drawing frequent comparisons to Fiona Apple.

Fiona Apple American singer-songwriter

Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was eight years old. Her debut album, Tidal, written when Apple was 17, was released in 1996 and received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal". She followed with When the Pawn... (1999), produced by Jon Brion, which was also critically and commercially successful and was certified platinum.

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Entertainment Weekly B+ [3]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 [4]

Track listing

  1. "Losing Sleep" - (Charlotte Sometimes) 3:50
  2. "How I Could Just Kill a Man" - (Sam Hollander, Dave Katz, Sometimes) 2:53
  3. "Waves and the Both of Us" - (Hollander, Katz, Sometimes) – 3:36
  4. "Sweet Valium High" - (Hollander, Katz, Sometimes) – 2:40
  5. "Ex Girlfriend Syndrome" - (Sometimes) – 3:09
  6. "AEIOU" – (Hollander, Katz, Sometimes) 3:10
  7. "Toy Soldier" – (Hollander, Katz, Sometimes) 2:55
  8. "This Is Only for Now" – (Hollander, Katz, Sometimes) 2:54
  9. "In Your Apartment" – (Sometimes) 3:54
  10. "Army Men" – (Sometimes) 3:34
  11. "Build the Moon" - (Sometimes) 4:17
  12. "Pilot" - (Alex Houton, Sometimes) 3:14
  13. "Losing Sleep (Acoustic) [iTunes Bonus Track]" - (Charlotte Sometimes) 3:50
  14. "How I Could Just Kill a Man (Acoustic) [iTunes Bonus Track]" –(Sam Hollander, Dave Katz, Sometimes) 2:53

The song "How I Could Just Kill a Man" was named after the 1991 Cypress Hill song of the same name.

Cypress Hill American hip hop group

Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. They are considered to be among the main progenitors of West Coast rap and hip hop in the early 1990s, being critically acclaimed for their first four albums. The band has also advocated for medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States.

How I Could Just Kill a Man 1991 single by Cypress Hill

"How I Could Just Kill a Man" is the debut single by hip hop group Cypress Hill from their eponymous debut album, Cypress Hill, and was their first major hit in 1991. It was released as a double A-side to "The Phuncky Feel One" and the music video featured cameos by A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip and Ice Cube, with whom the group would later feud. The song was also in the movie Juice (1992). It was re-released in 1999 with Spanish lyrics and a new video. It is featured as the first track on their greatest hits compilation "Greatest Hits From the Bong". The song was also featured on the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, appearing on the West Coast hip hop station Radio Los Santos. It was voted #79 in About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs.



Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200 145 [5]
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 3 [6]

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