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Released: July 17, 2001

Rating: 4.438 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: rock > Britpop

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. New Born
  2. Bliss
  3. Space Dementia
  4. Hyper Music
  5. Plug in Baby
  6. Citizen Erased
  7. Micro Cuts
  8. Screenager
  9. Darkshines
  10. Feeling Good
  11. Megalomania


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated 300,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart --
peak on U.K. album chart 3

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Plug in Baby (3/01) #11 UK
  • Newborn (6/01) #12 UK
  • Bliss (9/01) #22 UK
  • Hyper Music (12/01) #24 UK

Notes: --


Q Magazine’s Top 100 Albums

Origin of Symmetry
“If you’re going to pillage someone else’s ideas, then go for broke. Because even if you find yourself crammed between the barriers of creative space, utterly at a loss for ideas, expression, or thought, you’d still have a self-respect buzzing in your ear like a mad angelic insect, putting down the newspaper and taking out a cigar to remind you that, hell, if want to sound like Radiohead when even Thom Yorke doesn’t want to sound like Radiohead, you might as well take it to preposterous, bombastic, over-the-top levels. Add church organs, mental electronics, riffs bouncing off each other like the monolithic screams in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and you’ll finally be in position to crack skulls like coconuts and make the world’s speakers ooze gooey blood” (Carlson).

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Last updated April 16, 2008.