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Lonerism
Lonerism
is the second studio album by the Australian rock band Tame Impala, released on 5 October 2012 by Modular Recordings. Like the band's debut studio album, Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
(2010), Lonerism
Lonerism
was written, recorded, performed, and produced by Kevin Parker, with live member Jay Watson
Jay Watson
contributing on two tracks. Recorded mostly in Perth, Australia, and Paris, France, Lonerism
Lonerism
builds on the psychedelic sound of its predecessor by featuring fewer guitars and more synthesisers and samples. Parker attempted to incorporate his love for pop music into his songwriting for the record through catchier melodies. Many tracks feature ambient sounds recorded by Parker with a dictaphone. The album's theme of isolation is reflected in the album cover, featuring an image of a fenced-off Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg
in Paris. Lonerism
Lonerism
received critical acclaim, and many critics ranked it among the best albums of 2012. It reached number four on the charts in Australia, number 14 in the United Kingdom, and number 34 in the United States. It has sold over 210,000 copies in the United States, and is certified platinum in Australia
Australia
and silver in the UK. At the 2013 ARIA Awards, Lonerism
Lonerism
won Best Rock Album
Album
and Album
Album
of the Year, while at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. Three singles were released, including "Elephant" and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards", which charted in several countries.

Contents

1 Background 2 Recording 3 Composition 4 Artwork 5 Release 6 Reception

6.1 Commercial performance 6.2 Accolades

7 Track listing 8 Personnel 9 Charts and certifications

9.1 Weekly charts 9.2 Year-end charts 9.3 Certifications

10 Awards

10.1 Grammy Awards 10.2 J Awards 10.3 Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Australia
Australia
Awards 10.4 APRA Awards 10.5 EG Music Awards 10.6 ARIA Awards

11 Accolades 12 References

Background[edit] Tame Impala's debut album Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
was released to widespread acclaim in 2010, winning a J Award[4] and a Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Award[5] for Album
Album
of the Year, and 5 nominations at the ARIAs. This led to Tame Impala's global Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
tour from 2010-2011. Recording[edit] Kevin Parker started writing and recording new material for Lonerism almost immediately after releasing Innerspeaker, saying "I started writing songs straight after Innerspeaker, but I told myself I wouldn't get hung up with the pressure, so I kinda pretended they were for some other weird project that wasn't going to have as much consequence".[6] While Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
was recorded in a very structured manner with a designated time period to record, Parker recorded Lonerism
Lonerism
in many different places around the world whilst touring with Tame Impala. Speaking about this, Parker revealed "I've got a recording thing with me at the moment, I can do vocal takes and guitar takes wherever I am, so it's getting recorded all over the world. There's a guitar take in Vienna, or a vocal take in the aeroplane from Singapore
Singapore
to London. I've got my studio at home, so a lot is being done in Perth."[7] With the success of Innerspeaker, Parker had "So much more time. With Innerspeaker, we had an engineer come in, we booked a location, we got a house; it was all very official. With this album, it was just me in my home studio. I still had two other housemates, but Tame Impala
Tame Impala
paid for one of the rooms with the band account and all the money we got from festivals. I started so soon after finishing the last album, so it ended up being two years before the label was expecting to see something. There was time to experiment and completely indulge."[8] With the extra time to record, Parker gave into his desire to make "cheesy pop" songs and said "I've got a whole album waiting for Kylie Minogue. That sounds like a joke, but I actually do. I have seven songs ready."[8] In late 2010, Parker ran into some problems with the new album: "I had all these demos, half of the new album, on my iPod. And I've got a hole in my bag and it fell out somewhere between Amsterdam
Amsterdam
and London. So I've been really freaked out recently that the album's just going to turn up on YouTube, half finished, or that it's just going to come out under some other Dutch band name."[9] The demos were later found and returned to Parker.[10] Parker later relocated to Paris
Paris
in 2011 and "crammed into this little Paris
Paris
apartment, which looks like a reclusive bunker".[6] The recording of the album was completed by late 2011, while the mixing of the album was started on 7 December 2011 and completed on 2 March 2012, with Parker again enlisting the help of famed producer Dave Fridmann after Fridmann mixed previous album Innerspeaker.[11] A controversial music video for the track "Mind Mischief" was filmed on the premises of Ashlyns School
Ashlyns School
in Berkhamsted, England.[12] Composition[edit] Heavily inspired by Todd Rundgren's 1973 album A Wizard, a True Star, Lonerism
Lonerism
represents somewhat of a musical departure for Tame Impala.[13] Whilst making Innerspeaker, Parker felt the need to "make an album that was comfortably audible, easily enjoyed, but still smart". However, for the second album, he said, "I surrendered to temptation and desire to make an album that is really fucked up. But I also have a desire to sound like Britney Spears, I love pop music and bad plastics. On the one hand this album is weird and fucked up, but on the other hand it's very pop."[14] After the album was completed Parker later revealed that some of the more indulgent pop moments of the album were removed: "Thankfully, those bits were culled from the final project. The big thing that was difficult to put a lid on was the excessiveness of really cheesy pop things. For whatever reason, I started to become obsessed with pop melodies and pop chord progressions. I fell in love with the disposable-ness of it. Maybe it was because we had suddenly become involved in this indie scene, and a part of my personality was trying to reject whatever environment I was in; we were in love with the idea that people would hate it. We just let ourselves go, doing these six-minute prog-pop pieces." However, Parker said "We still have them; we'll probably make them B-sides."[8] Parker explained his decision to explore pop elements in Lonerism:[15] "For me I love everything; every kind of element available. I would never do a pop melody just to sell more records or anything. I genuinely love the emotion that a pop song can use to touch me. Pop music is in a way so much more pure than all other types of music - there's no intellectual level; it's just pure feelings." Fellow Tame Impala
Tame Impala
member, Jay Watson
Jay Watson
revealed in an interview that Lonerism
Lonerism
has "got lots of synths on it, but it's got lots of everything on it. It's got all the sort of stuff that was on the first one and a whole lot more stuff."[16] Parker had "exhausted [his] love of experimenting with guitar sounds" and wanted to experiment with new equipment. Parker was "at my friend's studio one day and he had this kind of vintage synth. I'd never played one before, and I just put my finger on one of the keys and found this whole unique world in a key...I love finding new ways of making crazy sounds."[10] Parker also stated that "[Lonerism] will be the kind of music that I felt as though I wanted to make during Innerspeaker, but I felt that it was too much of a jump. Back when I was doing Innerspeaker, I felt like I should make an album with only guitars, and use no synths, because I felt like it was a compromise to what we do. But I now know that it's not." and also describing Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
as being "pseudo-electronic", and revealing that Lonerism
Lonerism
will feature more synths, drum machines and samples.[17][13] He also said "For me, it's a combination of nice sugary pop crossed with really fucked-up, explosive, cosmic music. It's like Britney Spears
Britney Spears
singing with The Flaming Lips."[18] Speaking of the album's "explosiveness" Parker said "With Innerspeaker I was more into melodies that beam at you rather than wash over you. This time, I want the songs to be like waves that hit you rather than you swimming in an ocean of melody."[19] "Apocalypse Dreams", the first song to be released from Lonerism, shows this change. It features poppy verses featuring piano stabs and a poppy melody. The choruses and outro of the song feature the classic Tame Impala
Tame Impala
sound, only more lush and expansive, with heavy guitar overdubs and synth effects.[20] "Apocalypse Dreams" was co-written with Tame Impala
Tame Impala
member Jay Watson, which marks the first time Parker has co-written with another person for Tame Impala.[6] Two songs, "Apocalypse Dreams" and "Elephant", on Lonerism
Lonerism
were co-written by Parker and Watson. Parker has "always respected Jay immensely as a songwriter".[21] Lyrically, Parker views Lonerism
Lonerism
as being almost like a prequel to previous album Innerspeaker, stating "[ Lonerism
Lonerism
is] quite a childish album, almost like a persona who turns into the one from Innerspeaker. That's kinda what I hear anyway".[6] Parker later elaborated "For me it's like the last album was singing about someone who's already blissfully in oblivion, so I was already there. Whereas this album is like the child version of that, someone growing up and discovering other people and just realising their place is not involved with the rest of the world kind of thing. Like discovering that you're a loner."[22] Parker also said that the lyrics are written from a different persona rather than himself and that "It's about the persona of someone who is really isolated – but not necessarily deliberately. Most of the songs are really about other people, being amongst other people. It's really just the idea of being someone who doesn't feel part of the rest of the world, someone trying to figure out where their place amongst everyone else is, and having a really confusing time with it and then slowly accepting that it's in their blood just to be a solitary wanderer. It's meant to put it in a positive light but also a negative light, as the album progresses."[10][15] Parker revealed that the album title and general themes of isolation and introspection were selected when "We were touring so much and doing all these gigs and going to places with people. It reminded me of when I was a kid trying to be social and trying to be a people person and realising that I'm not. The last years of touring and me being a people person is just something that's not in my blood. All these cool parties just make me realise I'm just a total outcast. I just can't really talk to anyone without feeling stupid." and "sometimes I just want to run home and never come out of my bedroom again".[22] Multiple songs from Lonerism
Lonerism
also feature ambient sounds recorded by Parker on his dictaphone, which Parker explained "I obsessively record sounds wherever I am. Like, if I'm at a train station, I'll record the trains or a megaphone talking. I love ambient sounds. For me it's like taking photos. I love the idea of recording a collection or a library of weird sounds of stuff." An example of this is on the track "Keep on Lying", which features a recording of people talking at a party which has been digitally manipulated with delay added. Parker said "it's meant to sound like there's this dinner party going on and there's music playing in the background" and "for me it makes the listener feel even more alienated", which ties in with the theme of isolation.[23] Opening track "Be Above It" also feature ambient sounds of a person walking which was recorded on the dictaphone by Parker sticking his recorder out of a window at a hotel he was staying at. Parker recorded this because "The street had a weird shape to it and it had a cool reverb whenever someone walked by. You see that run through the album." Closing track "Sun's Coming Up" has ambient sounds recorded in the second half of the song of Parker "walking from the carpark to my local beach in Perth. You can hear my walking on the tar and then the wind blowing and then finally the water where you can hear waves and a girl talking before it chops off. I guess it's recording my being alone even though I'm not."[23] In addition to being influenced by him, Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren
also contributed a remix of the first single, "Elephant", and Tame Impala
Tame Impala
added a cover of Rundgren's song "International Feel" to their setlist.[24] Artwork[edit] Parker once again selected Australian artist Leif Podhajsky to create the artwork for Lonerism, after he created the artwork for Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
and its singles. The image for Lonerism
Lonerism
was personally taken by Parker with a Diana F camera and edited by Podhajsky; it features an exterior gate of the Luxembourg Garden
Luxembourg Garden
in Paris, France. This image ties into the themes of isolation of Lonerism
Lonerism
with the gate separating the viewer from the people in the Gardens.[25] The red splotch in the corner of the image was actually an error caused by Parker incorrectly winding the film.[15] The meaning behind the image was also lost on some people, which Parker went into detail, saying, "I didn't know whether people were going to get what the picture was getting at. Which was great in the end because I love that people can look at that picture and just see a picture of some people and think, "What's the big deal?", and some people can see the meaning; the separation of the person looking through the fence."[15] Upon closer inspection there is more going on in the image, Parker explains: "I love the expression of people's faces in this picture. It's kind of this snap shot of life, and the more you examine, if you're going to get the vinyl version, you can really examine what's going on in the picture. There's some guy touching himself, I think, having some kind of fun. He's talking to some girl and he's got his hand on his crotch, and there's a policeman, and there's all this other sort of crazy shit if you look really hard. And the more you examine all these things, the more you realise you're really just perving from the other side of the fence."[15] The sign on the gate, written in French, translates to "Dogs, even on a leash, are not admitted beyond this point" in English. Release[edit] On 27 June 2012, Tame Impala
Tame Impala
uploaded a short trailer for the album, featuring a snippet of the outro to the song "Apocalypse Dreams" set to various video footage shot during Tame Impala's Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
tour, and revealing the title to be Lonerism
Lonerism
at the end.[26] On 9 July 2012, the entire track "Apocalypse Dreams" was released for free download, showing a poppier side to their psychedelia, and a more lavish and expansive sound. It was also revealed that the first single from Lonerism
Lonerism
would be released in late July 2012, entitled "Elephant".[27] On 13 July 2012, details of the new album emerged, including the album artwork and track-listing. The release date was also revealed with Lonerism
Lonerism
set to be released on 5 October 2012, in Australia, and worldwide by 9 October 2012.[28] A deluxe edition of Lonerism
Lonerism
will follow the regular release, with Tame Impala
Tame Impala
taking in suggestions from fans about what to include with it.[28] The first official single from Lonerism, "Elephant", was released on 26 July 2012.[24] Parker revealed that "Elephant" "is actually one of the oldest songs that I have, it's just been in the vaults this whole time. I'm not sure why we never recorded it before, but we were just playing it at a sound check one night and everyone in the band was like, 'We should just put this on the album', and so we did."[17] "Elephant" features a bluesier side of Tame Impala, heard more frequently on their EP, as the song was written around that stage. Because it was written around that time "Elephant" is "an anomaly on that album. There are no other songs that have that bluesy riffing. That's kind of why we put out 'Apocalypse Dreams' before 'Elephant', because we didn't really want the first thing to come out to be too misleading. The rest of the album is pretty psychedelic, with melancholy melodies and sounds. I guess it's a lot more like 'Apocalypse Dreams'. But at the same time, 'Apocalypse Dreams' is pretty different as well."[29] On September 6, the album was leaked.[30] Reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Aggregate scores

Source Rating

AnyDecentMusic? 8.5/10[31]

Metacritic 88/100[32]

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [2]

The A.V. Club A−[33]

The Guardian [34]

The Irish Times [35]

Mojo [36]

NME 9/10[37]

Pitchfork 9.0/10[1]

Q [38]

Spin 8/10[39]

Uncut 8/10[40]

Lonerism
Lonerism
received widespread critical acclaim from music critics. Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, reported an average score of 88, based on 35 reviews, described as "universal acclaim".[32] Lonerism
Lonerism
has received highly favorable reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, Allmusic, and Spin. The album also holds an 8.5 overall rating from the UK-based review aggregator AnyDecentMusic?.[31] Commercial performance[edit] In the United States, Lonerism
Lonerism
debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200, selling 12,000 copies in its first week.[41] In total, it has sold 210,000 copies to date in the US.[42] Accolades[edit] In November 2012, Lonerism
Lonerism
won the 2012 J Award for Australian Album of the Year. They also won it for their debut album Innerspeaker
Innerspeaker
in 2010. This makes them the first band to have won the J Award more than once, and the first band to have won a J Award for every album that they have ever released. They followed this achievement up in January 2013 by winning the Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Australia
Australia
award for 2012 Album
Album
of the Year again, after they also won it the previous year for Innerspeaker. Lonerism
Lonerism
was ranked as the best album of 2012 by Rolling Stone Australia, Triple J, NME, Filter, Urban Outfitters, FasterLouder and Obscure Sound's 2012 Album
Album
of the Year polls. The album was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album
Album
at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far by Pitchfork in August 2014, ranked at number 7.[43] Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Kevin Parker, except "Apocalypse Dreams" and "Elephant", co-written by Jay Watson.

No. Title Length

1. "Be Above It" 3:21

2. "Endors Toi" 3:06

3. "Apocalypse Dreams" 5:56

4. "Mind Mischief" 4:31

5. "Music to Walk Home By" 5:12

6. "Why Won't They Talk
Talk
to Me?" 4:46

7. "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" 3:12

8. "Keep on Lying" 5:54

9. "Elephant" 3:31

10. "She Just Won't Believe Me" 0:57

11. "Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control" 6:01

12. "Sun's Coming Up" 5:20

Total length: 51:53

Bonus tracks

No. Title Length

13. "Led Zeppelin" (iTunes bonus track†) 3:08

14. "Beverly Laurel" (Deluxe edition bonus track†) 3:07

Notes † The iTunes version has "Led Zeppelin" as the 10th of its 13 tracks; placed between "Elephant" and "She Just Won't Believe Me". It is also available with the deluxe edition of Lonerism
Lonerism
on 7" vinyl. † "Beverly Laurel" is available with the deluxe edition of Lonerism on 7" vinyl. It is also available for streaming on Spotify
Spotify
and Apple Music. Personnel[edit] Tame Impala

Kevin Parker – production, recording; all vocals and instruments; cover photo Jay Watson
Jay Watson
– piano and keys (tracks 3, 9)

Production

Dave Fridmann – mixing Greg Calbi
Greg Calbi
– mastering Leif Podhajsky – artwork and layout Matthew C. Saville – studio photography

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[44] 4

Australian Artist Albums (ARIA)[45] 1

Belgian Albums ( Ultratop Flanders)[46] 38

Belgian Albums ( Ultratop Wallonia)[47] 62

Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[48] 58

French Albums (SNEP)[49] 106

Irish Albums (IRMA)[50] 39

Italian Albums (FIMI)[51] 72

Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[52] 27

Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[53] 50

Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[54] 60

UK Albums (OCC)[55] 14

US Billboard 200[56] 34

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position

Australian Albums Chart[57] 94

Chart (2013) Position

Australian Albums Chart[58] 90

US Billboard Independent Albums[59] 35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia
Australia
(ARIA)[60] Platinum 70,000^

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(BPI)[61] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards[edit] Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2013 Lonerism Best Alternative Music Album Nominated

J Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 Lonerism Australian Album
Album
of the Year[62] Won

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Australia
Australia
Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2013 Lonerism Album
Album
of the Year[63] Won

APRA Awards[edit] The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters".[64]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2013 "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" APRA Song of the Year[65] Won

"Elephant" APRA Song of the Year[65] Nominated

EG Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 "Elephant" Best Song[66] Won

ARIA Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2013 Lonerism Album
Album
of the Year[67] Won

Best Rock Album[67] Won

Best Group[67] Won

Lonerism
Lonerism
Tour Best Australian Live Act[67] Nominated

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank

Triple J AUS 2012 Album
Album
of the Year J Award[68] 2012 1

NME UK 50 Best Albums of 2012[69] 2012 1

Rolling Stone AUS 2012 Album
Album
of the Year Award[70] 2012 1

Filter US Top 10 Albums of 2012[71] 2012 1

Urban Outfitters US 2012 Album
Album
of the Year[72] 2012 1

Chicago Sun-Times US Best of 2012: 20 Overall Albums[73] 2012 2

musicOMH UK 100 Best Albums of 2012[74] 2012 2

Chicago Tribune US Top 10 Albums of 2012[75] 2012 3

Pitchfork Media US Top 50 Albums of 2012[76] 2012 4

The Canadian Press CA Canadian Press' Top Songs and Albums of 2012[77] 2012 4

The Guardian UK The Best Albums of 2012[78] 2012 6

Virgin Records UK Top 20 Albums of 2012[79] 2012 6

Pitchfork Media US The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)[80] 2014 7

PopMatters US The Best 75 Albums of 2012[81] 2012 7

The Fly UK The Top 50 Albums of 2012[82] 2012 10

Stereogum US The Top 50 Albums of 2012[83] 2012 11

Uncut UK The Top 75 Albums of 2012[84] 2012 11

Mojo UK The Top 20 Albums of 2012[85] 2012 12

AllMusic US The Top 50 Albums of 2012[86] 2012 13

Clash UK The Top 40 Albums of 2012[87] 2012 13

Paste US The 50 Best Albums of 2012[88] 2012 16

BBC UK BBC
BBC
Music's Top 25 Albums of 2012[89] 2012 21

Spin US SPIN'S 50 Best Albums of 2012[90] 2012 26

Complex US Top 50 Best Albums of 2012[91] 2012 37

Tiny Mix Tapes US Favorite 50 Albums of 2012[92] 2012 37

Consequence of Sound US Top 50 Albums of 2012[93] 2012 41

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ARIA Award for Album
Album
of the Year

Whispering Jack
Whispering Jack
by John Farnham
John Farnham
(1987) Man of Colours
Man of Colours
by Icehouse (1988) Temple of Low Men
Temple of Low Men
by Crowded House
Crowded House
(1989) Matchbook by Ian Moss
Ian Moss
(1990) Blue Sky Mining
Blue Sky Mining
by Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil
(1991) Baby Animals by Baby Animals (1992) Hepfidelity
Hepfidelity
by Diesel (1993) The Honeymoon Is Over
The Honeymoon Is Over
by The Cruel Sea (1994) Don't Ask
Don't Ask
by Tina Arena
Tina Arena
(1995) Hourly, Daily by You Am I
You Am I
(1996) Savage Garden
Savage Garden
by Savage Garden
Savage Garden
(1997) Unit by Regurgitator
Regurgitator
(1998) Internationalist by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(1999) Reflector by Killing Heidi (2000) Odyssey Number Five
Odyssey Number Five
by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2001) Barricades & Brickwalls by Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2002) Vulture Street by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2003) Get Born
Get Born
by Jet (2004) The Sound of White
The Sound of White
by Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2005) Tea & Sympathy by Bernard Fanning
Bernard Fanning
(2006) Young Modern
Young Modern
by Silverchair
Silverchair
(2007) Apocalypso by The Presets
The Presets
(2008) Walking on a Dream
Walking on a Dream
by Empire of the Sun (2009) Down the Way
Down the Way
by Angus & Julia Stone (2010) Moonfire by Boy & Bear (2011) Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
by Gotye
Gotye
(2012) Lonerism
Lonerism
by Tame Impala
Tame Impala
(2013) 1000 Forms of Fear
1000 Forms of Fear
by Sia (2014) Currents by Tame Impala
Tame Impala
(2015) Skin by Flume (2016) Go Farther in Lightness
Go Farther in Lightness
by Gang of Youths
Gang of Youths
(2017)

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NME
NME
Album
Album
of the Year

1990-1999

1990 Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches 1991 Nirvana - Nevermind 1992 Sugar - Copper Blue 1993 Björk - Debut 1994 Oasis - Definitely Maybe 1995 Tricky - Maxinquaye 1996 Beck - Odelay 1997 Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space 1998 Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs 1999 The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin

2000-2009

2000 Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R 2001 The Strokes – Is This It 2002 Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head 2003 The White Stripes – Elephant 2004 Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand 2005 Bloc Party – Silent Alarm 2006 Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 2007 Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future 2008 MGMT – Oracular Spectacular 2009 The Horrors – Primary Colours

2010–present

2010 These New Puritans – Hidden 2011 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake 2012 Tame Impala – Lonerism 2013 Arctic Monkeys – AM 2014 St. Vincent – St. Vincent 2015 Grimes – Art Angels 2016 The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It 2017 Lorde – Melodrama

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Tame Impala

Cam Avery Julien Barbagallo Kevin Parker Dominic Simper Jay Watson

Nick Allbrook

Studio albums

Innerspeaker Lonerism Currents

Live albums

Live at the Corner Live Versions

EPs

Tame Impala

Songs

"Half Full Glass of Wine" "Sundown Syndrome" "Solitude Is Bliss" "Lucidity" "Expectation" "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?" "Elephant" "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" "Let It Happen" "'Cause I'm a Man" "The Less I Know the Better"

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