Squeeze / Singles
Album: Singles   Collection:General
Artist:Squeeze   Added:Jan 2016
Label:A & M Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 15, 2024: The Great British Breakfast
Slap And Tickle
4. Nov 24, 2023: The Great British Breakfast
Cool For Cats
2. Feb 23, 2024: The Great British Breakfast
Goodbye Girl
5. Oct 14, 2022: The Great British Breakfast
Labelled With Love
3. Feb 02, 2024: The Great British Breakfast
Up The Junction
6. Jan 27, 2022: Best Of British
Is That Love

Album Review
Reviewed 2016-03-29
Classic 80’s new wave brit band with a wacky variety of the wacky 80’s. Singles is a collection of some of the greatest songs released by Squeeze, with a few outliers. Love/heartbreak is a common theme.

Related Artists: Elvis Costello, The Jam, Big Audio Dynamite, The The

Favorites: 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12
Best: 4

1. (2:48) ** Take Me I’m Yours – Synth heavy with sleuthy guitar riffs. Whacky. Little else throughout.
2. (3:05) ** Goodbye Girl – Less whacky with a bit more instrumentation, simple vocals.
3. (3:11) **** Cool For Cats – Whacky of course but pulls it off, and well. The guitar sounds like a cat meowing for attention. Silly lyrics with little meaning and a trippy drum/piano/guitar solo.
4. (3:08) ***** Up The Junction – A Squeeze classic, in the form of a ballad. Catchy vocals and smooth beat with faded guitar and accompanying piano. Life squeezed into a 3 minute song. See what I did there?
5. (4:16) ** Slap And Tickle – More whacky synth, does not pull it off really. Vocals are ok.
6. (2:55) ***** Another Nail In My Heart – Painful lyrics with an oddly upbeat and happy instrumentation. Quality guitar solo with great synth.
7. (3:57) **** Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) – Nicely structured and upbeat song, with chorus being the quiet part. Love it when they pull out the stops. Decent guitar solo accompanied by classic piano solo.
8. (4:10) *** If I Didn’t Love You – Slower and more chill than their others, but happy sounding nonetheless. I might hear a wind instrument in there occasionally? A bit of a country tang in the guitar solo.
9. (2:31) ***** Is That Love – More heartbreak, with an upbeat but stressful instrumentation. Could be crescendo of crude craziness corresponding to lyrics. C what I did there?
10. (3:58) ***** Tempted – Slower beat with smooth synth and occasional guitar picking. Iconic vocals. I don’t think he means food fruit.
11. (6:11) **** Black Coffee In Bed – Happiness in all of the instruments, including synth, guitar, drums, and groovy bass. But still so sad, such heartbreak.
12. (3:22) ***** Annie Get Your Gun – Groovy intro with a lot of strumming proceeding. Upbeat and happy, with happy lyrics too. A Squeeze classic.

Track Listing
1. Take Me I'm Yours   7. Pulling Muscles (From The Shell)
2. Goodbye Girl   8. If I Didn't Love You
3. Cool For Cats   9. Is That Love
4. Up The Junction   10. Tempted
5. Slap And Tickle   11. Black Coffee In Bed
6. Another Nail For My Heart   12. Annie Get Your Gun