1. (00:03:41) Reuben - No One Wins The Law
2. (00:02:58) Reuben - Horrorshow
3. (00:03:27) Reuben - Stuck In My Throat
4. (00:02:09) Reuben - Oh The Shame
5. (00:04:08) Reuben - Fall Of The Bastille
6. (00:02:28) Reuben - Freddy Kreuger
7. (00:03:07) Reuben - Tonight My Wife Is Your Wife
8. (00:02:03) Reuben - Eating Only Apples
9. (00:01:57) Reuben - Our Song
10. (00:02:54) Reuben - Lets Stop Hanging Out
11. (00:04:00) Reuben - Missing Fingers
12. (00:02:55) Reuben - Song For Saturday
13. (00:02:49) Reuben - Moving To Blackwater
14. (00:03:21) Reuben - Wrong And Sorry
15. (00:02:34) Reuben - Parties Break Hearts
16. (00:03:55) Reuben - Dusk
Playing Time.........: 00:48:26
Total Size...........: 66.66 MB
Reuben were a three-piece musical group from Camberley in the United Kingdom. Their music can be said to be a fusion of alternative rock and heavy metal, as their songs cover a variety of styles, ranging from heavy and upbeat, such as their 2005 single \"Blamethrower\" to slower, more melodic songs such as their 2004 single \"Moving to Blackwater\". The former style of song often features vocalist Jamie switching between shouting and whispering, a technique often used in heavy metal and post-hardcore music. The band has gained much respect in the UK underground music scene, and are known for the devotion to their fans and their fans\' devotion to the band.
Racecar Is Racecar Backwards is the debut full-length album by the British rock band, Reuben. It was recorded between July and November 2003, and was produced by Jason Wilcock at his home-made studio in Chobham.
For a fan of the band, \'Racecar Is Racecar Backwards\' is simply a collection of their best songs from the last two to three year period, where the band have been constantly touring and sporadically releasing the occasional single. To anyone else, it should be one of the best debut albums from a rock band in the last few years.
If opener \'No One Wins The War\' - with its jagged time signature and sugary sweet/brutal standpoint - isn\'t enough to get you hooked, there\'s another 15 tracks of solid rock music to keep your ears entertained.
You want the mosh-pit friendly metal songs? Well, the apparent aim of \'Missing Fingers\' is a massive punch to the gut, and \'Wrong And Sorry\' will put America\'s nu-metal brigade to shame. Oh, the radio hits too? Not a problem - you\'ve got recent single \'Freddy Kreuger\' to do the thumping anthem, the stop-start Foo Fighter-isms of \'Let\'s Stop Hanging Out\' for day-time listeners, and \'Oh The Shame\'\'s frantic, tuneful hillbilly punk riffery will probably win the band over some new fans.
The musicianship of \'Racecar...\' is that of a band playing beyond their years. The tremendously titled \'Tonight My Wife Is Your Wife\' and the anthemic \'Moving To Blackwater\' go a long way in showcasing singer Jamie Lenman\'s incredible voice - he can out-scream even the most ferocious of black-metallers, and instantly switch to melodies strong enough to warrant sticking the record under the \'emo\' section of your local record shop. Guy Davis\' also shows a frankly incredible knack for hitting the sticks - the breakdowns on \'Fall Of The Bastille\' and \'Our Song\' are particularly notable.
With UK rock luminaries (and former Reuben touring buddies) such as Hell Is For Heroes and Hundred Reasons both recently parting way with their labels, and rock sales dwindling in general, you may be wondering where the future of British rock lies. On the strength of \'Racecar Is Racecar Backwards\', the answer may well be in Reuben\'s hands. Let\'s hope so.