The Auteurs

Unfairly dismissed as the egotrip of acclaimed songwriter Luke Haines, The Auteurs were one of the unsung bands of the mid-nineties Britpop movement. Releasing their first record, New Wave, in 1993, the Auteurs were compared to Suede, and the resurgent glam-rock movement, and began to amass a reasonable cult following. 1994's second album, and commercial highlight, Now I'm A Cowboy, saw the band embracing at times a more contemporary sound, notably on the single Lenny Valentino, which probably remains Haines' best-known song. Read more on Last.fm. Read more

marked out by sprawling guitar lines as much as by Haines' inimitable lyrics, a kind of visceral social commentary. While touring this album in 1995, Haines jumped off a fifteen-foot wall, breaking both ankles, resulting in his being in a wheelchair for the rest of that year, recording the starker, angrier third album After Murder Park, most notable for the ballad-like lead single Unsolved Child Murder, released for Christmas at Haines own bidding. Following this, Haines took time out to work on other projects such as Black Box Recorder and Baader Meinhof, reforming the Auteurs in 1999 for the release of the mostly overlooked final album, How I Learned To Love The Bootboys.While Haines remains widely respected for his lyrical eloquence and eye for the minutae of life, his eccentric, confrontational personality, and habit of styling himself as a louche ne'er-do-well, perhaps impeded the formation of a more affectionate bond with his fans. The Auteurs, similarly, tended to be respected rather more than they were loved. Read more on Last.fm. Read more

The Black Sessions / 2006 / 18 songs / 54:33

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 3:08 2006
Play song 2 2:23 2006
Play song 3 2:34 2006
Play song 4 2:02 2006
Play song 5 3:40 2006
Play song 6 2:38 2006
Play song 7 4:14 2006
Play song 8 3:54 2006
Play song 9 3:40 2006
Play song 10 3:45 2006
Play song 11 3:07 2006
Play song 12 2:14 2006
Play song 13 2:41 2006
Play song 14 2:25 2006
Play song 15 3:10 2006
Play song 16 2:06 2006
Play song 17 3:59 2006
Play song 18 2:53 2006
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How I Learned to Love the Bootboys / 1999 / 12 songs / 35:15

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 3:27 1999
Play song 2 2:42 1999
Play song 3 3:05 1999
Play song 4 1:46 1999
Play song 5 3:19 1999
Play song 6 2:58 1999
Play song 7 3:51 1999
Play song 8 2:24 1999
Play song 9 3:27 1999
Play song 10 2:51 1999
Play song 11 2:10 1999
Play song 12 3:11 1999
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After Murder Park / 1996 / 12 songs / 39:16

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 2:17 1996
Play song 2 4:26 1996
Play song 3 2:31 1996
Play song 4 3:55 1996
Play song 5 2:42 1996
Play song 6 2:08 1996
Play song 7 3:55 1996
Play song 8 2:52 1996
Play song 9 3:59 1996
Play song 10 4:41 1996
Play song 11 3:47 1996
Play song 12 2:00 1996
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Now I'm a Cowboy / 1994 / 11 songs / 41:42

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 2:20 1994
Play song 2 3:43 1994
Play song 3 2:54 1994
Play song 4 4:15 1994
Play song 5 6:46 1994
Play song 6 3:05 1994
Play song 7 2:48 1994
Play song 8 3:32 1994
Play song 9 4:02 1994
Play song 10 5:36 1994
Play song 11 2:36 1994
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Les Inrockuptibles / 1993 / 8 songs / 22:18

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 1:38 1993
Play song 2 2:07 1993
Play song 3 2:48 1993
Play song 4 3:45 1993
Play song 5 2:43 1993
Play song 6 2:39 1993
Play song 7 3:51 1993
Play song 8 2:47 1993
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New Wave / 1993 / 15 songs / 51:02

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 4:06 1993
Play song 2 3:44 1993
Play song 3 3:31 1993
Play song 4 2:42 1993
Play song 5 2:25 1993
Play song 6 2:59 1993
Play song 7 3:53 1993
Play song 8 2:57 1993
Play song 9 2:55 1993
Play song 10 5:45 1993
Play song 11 2:40 1993
Play song 12 5:59 1993
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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 1:38 1993
Play song 2 2:13 1993
Play song 3 3:30 1993
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No Dialogue With Cunts: The Auteurs Live at the London School of Economics '99 / 15 songs / 52:12

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# Title Artist Album Duration Year
Play song 1 3:33
Play song 2 2:56
Play song 3 4:34
Play song 4 4:06
Play song 5 2:37
Play song 6 3:05
Play song 7 3:56
Play song 8 3:14
Play song 9 1:42
Play song 10 4:44
Play song 11 3:04
Play song 12 2:20
Play song 13 2:33
Play song 14 3:50
Play song 15 5:58
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