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Born Ruffians - Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians - Born Ruffians Performer: Born Ruffians
Album: Born Ruffians
Country: US
Released: 2006
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Size MP3: 1986 mb.
Size FLAC: 1734 mb.
Size WMA: 1486 mb.
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 493

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 This Sentence Will Ruin / Save Your Life 2:21
2 Hedonistic Me 2:55
3 Piecing It Together 4:04
4 I'm One Of Those Girls
Bass – Luke Lalonde
5 Merry Little Fancy Things 2:24
6 7th Son 1:23

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
  • Pressed By – DiscUSA


  • Arranged By – Born Ruffians
  • Artwork – Flaming Unicorn Skeleton
  • Bass, Vocals – Mitch Derosier
  • Drums, Vocals – Steve Hamelin
  • Guitar, Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Written-By – Luke Lalonde
  • Lyrics By – Luke Lalonde (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Photography – Lowboy
  • Recorded By – Ryan Mills
  • Written-By – Derosier* (tracks: 3, 5), Hamelin* (tracks: 3, 5)


Released on Warp Records in the US, and on XL Recordings in the UK and Europe on October 30th.

Made in USA. Issued in a Digipak sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0801061921224
  • Barcode (Text): 801061 921224
  • Label Code: lc02070
  • Matrix / Runout: [DiscUSA logo] 9/1/06 WAP212CD 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L794

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Born Ruffians Born Ruffians ‎(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Warp Records none US 2006
XLS247CD Born Ruffians Born Ruffians ‎(CDr, EP, Promo) XL Recordings XLS247CD UK 2006
wap212 Born Ruffians Born Ruffians ‎(12", EP) Warp Records wap212 US 2006
XLS 247 CD Born Ruffians Born Ruffians ‎(CD, EP) XL Recordings XLS 247 CD UK 2006
XLS 247 Born Ruffians Born Ruffians EP ‎(2x7", Ltd) XL Recordings XLS 247 UK 2006
Born Ruffians are good enough for your typical indie rock band, with a catchy enough hook and mostly competent vocals. On their debut eponymous EP, they get to show off melodic hooks ("Piecing It Together") as well as their Pixies influences ("This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life"). They can simply be pleasant, too, with "I'm One of Those Girls," even if the attempts at vocal gymnastics can seem a little strained. Still, this is only a short EP; it'll be interesting to see what they can do with a full album at their disposal.
I've seen this band live and listened to the EP countless times and have to say, it's great for what it is. The Born Ruffians aren't reinventing the wheel here. The songs on this EP hark back to some very typical modern day indie influences (the Talking Heads, the Pixies, etc), but this familiarity doesnt bring me grief from lack of originality, but more comfort from a sound that I love. If you can get your head around the fact that Warp picked this up and put out another album that didnt use a drum machine, you wont be disappointed. If you still believe that labels should only be focused on one genre instead of just what they feel is good in general, then I would advice you to wait for the next Warp electronic release.