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Everything But The Girl's ninth and final studio albumTemperamentalwas first released in September 1999, and is reissued on May 8 2020 on double vinyl complete with half-speed mastering by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
The album debuted at #16 on the UK Album Chart and peaked at #3 in Australia and #65 on the US Billboard 200, and went on to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide. Often seen as a companion piece to its million-selling predecessorWalking Wounded, it once again skilfully merged worlds contemporary electronic dance music and smart singer-songwriting.
While not embraced by a rock press tiring of electronica,Temperamentalalbum was acclaimed in many quarters on its release. "Triumphant after-hours club pop" saidSpinin an effusive full-page 9/10 lead review. "Entirely natural, wholly wonderful" said theSunday Times. "The definitive dance album steeped in all things pop. Sublime and essential" commentedBillboard, whileTime Outoffered, "IfEverything But The Girldiscovered nightlife late, it is one of their greatest strengths. Wide-eyed and wondrous."
Offering a longer view in 2019 - in a lengthy 20th year anniversary retrospective feature inThe Quietus-Michael Whitesaid, "After 20 years it has aged very well ... I've explored the length and breadth of dance music as if it were my job, and I can't point to another album of its kind that so effectively bridges the divide between the deeply communal sound of the dance floor and the deeply private vocabulary of a mind in trouble."
Temperamentalis re-issued on 180gm double vinyl with half-speed mastering on Buzzin’ Fly Records/Chrysalis Recordings on May 8 2020.
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