Shopping / Why Choose
Album:Why Choose Collection:General
Artist:Shopping Added:Oct 2015
Label:Fatcat Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-04-03 Pull Date:2016-06-05 
Week Ending:Jun 5May 29May 15May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 11, 2016:Narnia
Private Party, Why Wait
4.May 28, 2016:Narnia
Take It Outside, Wind Up
2.Jun 11, 2016:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Take It Outside, Wind Up
5.May 25, 2016:The Foundation
Straight Lines
3.May 30, 2016:Narnia
Take It Outside, Wind Up
6.May 14, 2016:Goggles Optional
Wind Up

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2016-04-03 
Shopping’s second album, Why Choose, encourages you to dance from the first minute of it being played. This London band practices a variation of late 1970’s punk-funk and no wave. Shopping is so committed to that musical time period that even their ideas and themes resonate with those of bands like Gang Of Four and Bush Tetras. An edge and a spark without losing the beat.

RIYL: Bush Tetras, Le Tigre, Micachu and the Shapes, Gang Of Four, and Pink Section.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 12

1. (1:52) **Wind Up – Delightful upbeat opener with the right attitude. Dance!
2. (2:28) *Take it Outside – Another upbeat track here. Minimalist chorus.
3. (2:36) *Straight Lines – Upbeat tune with cool vocal work. Interesting concept.
4. (3:18) Time Wasted – Medium tempo track with enthused guitar work.
5. (2:52) Say It Once – Another medium tempo tune that kind of takes off towards the end.
6. (2:56) *Passing Through – Medium-up recording with break up lyrics.
7. (2:08) **Why Wait – Upbeat track with loud statements.
8. (2:18) Private Party – Medium-up dancer with an early 1980’s vibe.
9. (4:00) Sinking Feeling – Medium beat track with more break up lyrics.
10. (3:15) I Have Decided – Medium tempo tune that gets more upbeat at the end.
11. (2:07) Knocking – Another medium tempo track with more break up lyrics.
12. (2:45) **12345 – Great upbeat instrumental. Fine ending.

Track Listing
1.Wind Up 7.Why Wait
2.Take It Outside 8.Private Party
3.Straight Lines 9.Sinking Feeling
4.Time Wasted 10.I Have Decided
5.Say It Once 11.Knocking
6.Passing Through 12.12345