BroadcastTender Buttons

Label:Warp Records – WARP LP136
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Indie Rock, Synth-pop, Experimental


A1I Found The F2:21
A2Black Cat
Guitar [Feedback]Roj*
A3Tender Buttons2:52
A4America's Boy3:34
A5Tears In The Typing Pool2:12
A6Bit 351:49
A7Subject To The Ladder3:14
Guitar [Fuzz ]Tim*
B2Arc Of A Journey5:18
B3Michael A Grammar3:57
B4Minus 30:47
B5Goodbye Girls3:09
B6You And Me In Time1:25
B7I Found The F2:05

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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 (Text): 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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Tender Buttons (CD, Album)Warp RecordsWARPCD136UK2005
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Tender Buttons (CD, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARPCD 136PUK2005
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Tender Buttons (CD, Album)Beat RecordsBRC-134Japan2005
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Tender Buttons (CDr, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARPCD136UK2005
Tender Buttons (14×File, FLAC, Album, Stereo)Warp RecordsWARPCDD 136UK2005



  • redflag77's avatar
    Edited 7 months ago
    It's a fallacy that this sounds way better than the repress. It is just people trying to protect their investment.

    Besides from that I'm not sure sure why this Broadcast album (although some would argue their best) goes for silly money when you can get their other 1st pressing relatively cheaply. I remember the 1st pressings of their other albums I own used to sell for crazy prices too, but have come down in price, due to the reissues.... This one hasn't.

    I also think a problem with Warp reissues is that they are almost identical to the 1st pressing bar 1 extra letter on the label, so some think they have 1st pressings and you have people who try to sell new copies on the wrong listing.
    • kyle15's avatar
      During a brief period of 2019 these had a lul in price and I managed to snag one under $100 in fabulous shape. It's spectacular, and have others have said before me it's the one to get. The reissue is not bad by any means but getting a nice copy is a bit of a crapshoot, as mine was. You really can't go wrong with the original issue. If one comes your way don't hesitate!
      • jtm1967's avatar
        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!
        • jondavey's avatar
          They sound just like Steriolab to me...I don't know what all the fuss is about.
          • dclambert's avatar
            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.


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