Enjoy It While It Lasts

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Enjoy It While It Lasts
Enjoy It While It Lasts cover art.jpg
Studio album by Spector
Released 13 August 2012
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre Indie rock
Label Fiction Records
Spector chronology
Enjoy It While It Lasts
Moth Boys
Singles from Enjoy It While It Lasts
  1. "Never Fade Away"
    Released: April 29, 2011
  2. "What You Wanted"
    Released: September 19, 2011
  3. "Grey Shirt and Tie"
    Released: December 5, 2011
  4. "Chevy Thunder"
    Released: January 26, 2012
  5. "Celestine"
    Released: May 20, 2012
  6. "Friday Night, Don't Ever Let It End"
    Released: December 31, 2012

Enjoy It While It Lasts is the debut studio album by English indie rock band Spector, released on 13 August 2012.[1] It follows the singles "Chevy Thunder" and "Celestine", which were released on Luv Luv Luv Records during 2012. The album reached number 12 in the UK Albums Chart, and went to number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart on the week of its release.[2]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars
BBC Music 'Mixed'[3]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10 stars[6]
The Observer 3/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork 2.6/10 stars[8]
Time Out London 4/5 stars[9]
Virgin Media 4/5 stars[10]
The Quietus 'Positive' [11]
The Independent 4/5 stars[12]

Upon its release, Enjoy It While It Lasts received mixed reviews. NME praised its harking back to a lost age of "indie disco"[13] akin to the triumvirate of The Killers, The Strokes and Razorlight. Yet from The Guardian there was a sense of disapproval at the seemingly shallow façade of "makeweight chugging alt-rock".[14] Particular attention has been paid to the lyrics, with The Quietus describing "whip-smart words",[15] while according to The Observer's Hermione Hoby, they create a "unique blend of hubris and humour."[16] Digital Spy also praised the lyrical work of lead singer Fred MacPherson, commenting "there's a self-deprecating wit to his wordplay that makes Spector all the more bewitching."[17]


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
NME U.K. Best Albums of 2012 (Editors' Pick) 2012 #26

Track listing

All tracks written by Frederick MacPherson, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "True Love (For Now)"   3:38
2. "Chevy Thunder"   3:47
3. "Grey Shirt and Tie"   3:20
4. "Twenty Nothing" MacPherson, Christopher Burman 3:26
5. "Friday Night, Don't Ever Let It End"   3:49
6. "Lay Low"   3:18
7. "Upset Boulevard"   3:45
8. "No Adventure"   3:36
9. "What You Wanted"   3:07
10. "Celestine"   3:42
11. "Grim Reefer"   2:52
12. "Never Fade Away"   3:42


Chart performance

Chart Peak
UK Albums Chart[19] 12



  1. ^ http://www.nme.com/news/spector/63917
  2. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/spector-top-the-official-record-store-chart-1539/
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/66j9
  4. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/albumreviews/a397605/spector-enjoy-it-while-it-lasts-album-review.html
  5. ^ "Spector: Enjoy It While It Lasts – review". The Guardian. London.
  6. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/spector/13562
  7. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/aug/12/spector-enjoy-while-lasts-review
  8. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17082-enjoy-it-while-it-lasts/
  9. ^ http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/2924/spector-r-enjoy-it-while-it-lasts-album-review
  10. ^ http://www.virginmedia.com/music/reviews/spector-enjoy-it-while-it-lasts.php
  11. ^ http://thequietus.com/articles/09808-spector-enjoy-it-while-it-lasts-review
  12. ^ Price, Simon (12 August 2012). "Album: Spektor, Enjoy it While it Lasts (Fiction)". The Independent. London.
  13. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/spector/13562
  14. ^ "Spector: Enjoy it While it Lasts – review". The Guardian. London.
  15. ^ http://thequietus.com/articles/09808-spector-enjoy-it-while-it-lasts-review
  16. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/aug/12/spector-enjoy-while-lasts-review The Observer
  17. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/albumreviews/a397605/spector-enjoy-it-while-it-lasts-album-review.html
  18. ^ http://www.nme.com/news/spector/63917
  19. ^ Spector – Official Charts Company
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