Broadcast ‎– Tender Buttons

Warp Records ‎– WARP LP136
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited

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A1 I Found The F 2:21
A2 Black Cat
Guitar [Feedback] – Roj*
A3 Tender Buttons 2:52
A4 America's Boy 3:34
A5 Tears In The Typing Pool 2:12
A6 Bit 35 1:49
A7 Subject To The Ladder 3:14
B1 Corporeal
Guitar [Fuzz ] – Tim*
B2 Arc Of A Journey 5:18
B3 Michael A Grammar 3:57
B4 Minus 3 0:47
B5 Goodbye Girls 3:09
B6 You And Me In Time 1:25
B7 I Found The End 2:05

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1st press
Limited pressing with a high gloss sleeve front & a matte sleeve back. Includes a printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

All tracks written, played, recorded and mixed in Birmingham, England

There are no credits found on this vinyl release. Credits taken from CD version booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 01061 01361 5
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): 59180 1A WARPLP 136
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): 59180 1B WARPLP 136

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD136 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-134 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-134 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(14xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD 136 UK 2005
WARPCD 136P Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD 136P UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD136 UK 2005 Sell This Version


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August 3, 2018

Not only is this their finest album, its also the finest pressing to own on vinyl! Blows away the repress in every way. Perhaps that's one of many reasons this pressing has skyrocketed in price in the last 6 months. If you are a fan then this is a must have!


February 22, 2015
They sound just like Steriolab to me...I don't know what all the fuss is about.


July 27, 2011

One of the finest rock albums I own. Trish Keenan and James Cargill made this ablum as a duo, instead of being backed the larger ensemble from prior albums. And while the sound changed, the artistic success of this album is evidence of just how much Trish and James must have been united in their art, and in what Broadcast was doing up to this point. It is my impression that prior members perhaps toured with them for this album, however I was not lucky enough (or mature enough in my taste at the time) to see Broadcast when they toured for this album.

Tender Buttons succeeds because it surpasses the sum of its elements. The contrasts are where much of the its strength is found. The sometimes pop melodies coat the complexity and thoughtfulness of the poety, and the dissonance of the instrumentation scratches the surface of exquisitly composed melodies. What you find is an album for close listens, an album whose rewards are rich but require attention and engagement. This is an album to be enjoyed for many years. If you give it time, it doesn't just pass through. It leaves a need for more, and if you are so inclined, seek out their earlier works for more top-notch art.