The View’s ‘Seven Year Setlist’ is the Dundee foursome’s first retrospective collection, compiling songs from their four studio albums to date.
Numbering between 18 and 21 tracks, depending on which version you pick up, ‘Seven Year Setlist’ features hits like ‘Wasted Little DJs’ and ‘Superstar Tradesman’, both from the band’s number-one-charting debut album, 2007’s ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’.
Naturally, their biggest hit, ‘Same Jeans’, is also included – but ‘Seven Year Setlist’ proves that the band has more to it than just that somewhat annoying song (perhaps a victim of its own popularity – it peaked at three on the UK singles chart).
This set shows that The View have a gutsy garage-rock back catalogue, one bustling with energy and content to stick two fingers up to mediocrity.
Words: Cai Trefor
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