the arkive

  • Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time
  • 1. Sleep on the Left Side
    2. Brimful of Asha
    3. Butter the Soul
    4. Chocolat
    5. We're in Yr Corner
    6. Funky Days Are Back Again
    7. What Is Happening?
    8. When the Light Appears Boy
    9. Coming Up
    10. Good Shit
    11. Good to Be on the Road Back Home
    12. It's Indian Tobacco My Friend
    13. Candyman" (with Justin Warfield)
    14. State Troopers
    15. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)


When I Was Born For The 7th Time

Released 8 September 1997

The third studio album by Cornershop received high acclaim from music critics and features the international hit single "Brimful of Asha". Writing for Rolling Stone, Neva Chonin opined that the album "is a cohesive, finely crafted LP in which the last album's low-fi funk expands into low, fat grooves, and Singh's pancultural, anti-racist lyrics become more sophisticated but no less impassioned." In 1998, the album was ranked at number three in The Village Voice‍ '​s Pazz & Jop critics' poll for 1997. Similarly, Spin journalists placed the album at number one in their list of Top 20 Albums of the Year. In 2000, Q magazine placed the album at number 68 in its list of 100 Greatest British Albums.