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VariousWe Are Reasonable People

Label:Warp Records – WAP 100, Warp Records – wap100
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Style:IDM, Downtempo, Ambient


A1Squarepusher / AFX*Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid
Written-ByJames*, Jenkinson*
A2Boards Of CanadaOrange Romeda
Written-ByEoin*, Sandison*
B3BroadcastHammer Without A Master
Written-ByTurner*, Handley*
C5AutechreStop Look Listen
Written-ByBrown*, Booth*
Written-ByCancellara*, Johnstone*, Bainbridge*
D7Nightmares On WaxFishtail Parker
Written-ByEvelyn*, Taylor-Firth*
D8Jimi TenorWear My Bikini
Written-ByJimi Tenor
E9Two Lone SwordsmenCirculation
Written-ByWeatherall*, Tenniswood*
E10Red Snapper4 Dead Monks (Original Demo)
Written-ByFriend*, Ayers*, Thair*
F11Mira CalixUmchunga Locks
Written-ByMira Calix
F12Mark BellA Salute To Those People Who Say Fuck You
Written-ByMark Bell

Companies, etc.



Gatefold cover.
Tracks listed sequentially.

All tracks ℗ 1998 Warp Records Ltd.
This compilation ℗ 1998 Warp Records Ltd.
© 1998 Warp Records Ltd.
Made in England

A1 - Warp Music/EMI Music/Chrysalis Music
A2 & C6 - Copyright Control
B3 - Island Music
B4, C5, D8 & E10 to F12 - Warp Music/EMI Music
D7 - Warp Music/EMI Music/BMG Music
E9 - MCA Music

Trivia: Some copies were sold by independent shops in a plastic bag advertising the LP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5021603100060
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP 100 A-01-1- F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): WAP 100 B-01-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching C): WAP 100 C-01-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching D): WAP 100 D-01-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching E): WAP 100 E-01-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching F): WAP 100 F-01-1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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We Are Reasonable People (CD, Compilation)Warp Records, Warp RecordsWAP100CD, WAP 100CDUK1998
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We Are Reasonable People (CD, Compilation)Warp RecordsAICT 12Japan1998
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We Are Reasonable People (CD, Compilation)[PIAS], Warp Records678.0100.020, WAP 100Europe1998
We Are Reasonable People (CD, Compilation, Promo)Warp RecordsWAP100CDPUK1998
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We Are Reasonable People (CD, Compilation)Warp Records, Rough TradeWAP 100CD, RTD 126.3469.2Germany1998


ursa's avatar
Included a WARP We Are Reasonable People sticker as well, ill try to add an image of it here
ramonacolpean's avatar
Got this for like, $15 at a record fair, holy crap what a deal
baj's avatar
I passed on this the first time around, because it was $35 or something, but I always loved the Mark Bell track, because I love fists in the air banging techno. And it has his signature elements of swing, off kilter melodies and distorted drums.... Loved the BoC as well. I actually think it's one of their best tunes. Plaid track nice if you like Plaid but nothing remarkable from them. Same with Aphex/squarepusher.
theaussiefloydian's avatar
My uncle bought me this CD for my 17th birthday, and I am grateful to him that he did. Through this album I have come to love the work of WARP Records, and all it has to offer.
The contents of this CD itself are inconsistent in quality, something that is to be expected. The opening track is still a favourite of mine to this day, as is the track by Broadcast. The only one I actively dislike is the Autechre track - it drives me insane. Otherwise, tracks are either good (BoC, Plaid, Plone), stupid but somehow enjoyable (Jimi Tenor) or just OK (the rest of the CD). Despite all this it works as a compilation, and that's what really matters.
presmach's avatar
great compilation, personal favorites are the BoC, Broadcast, Jimi Tenor and Red Snapper tracks, although heavyweights Autechre and AFX/Squarepusher both pull their own weight. not to be missed
GalaxyExplorer's avatar
Highly overrated mid-era Warp compilation. Really the only good and memorable track here is by the then-ascendant Boards of Canada. ("Orange Romeda" is probably just a footnote, however, when one examines their entire catalogue.) The rest is either dull and/or forgettable.

The Autechre track finds them in the early stages of their maddening decade-long exploration of non-music. Nightmares on Wax was near his creative peak when WAP100 was released, yet "Fishtail Parker" is just a goofy repetitive song with little to offer; similar results hamper the Jimi Tenor and Red Snapper tracks. Plaid, also in the midst of some very solid creative output, appears with one of their weakest tracks ever. The Plone track is just a sad reminder of Warp's ill-conceived (but thankfully short-lived) experiment with that outfit.

Certainly almost all these artists have done great things. It's just as if none of them wanted to part with their best work for this compilation. Perhaps this album is foreshadowing the decline in which Warp would soon find themselves. Avoid.