Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Hats Off to the Buskers by The View, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Hats Off to the Buskers

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Hats off to the Buskers, the much-hyped debut from the much-hyped Scottish band the View, comes by its breathless plaudits honestly: this is first-class crunchy guitar rock with singable melodies and heaps of attitude. Kyle Falconer and company aren't breaking any new ground here — stylistically, the band has a lot in common with fellow U.K. rock hounds the Libertines — but they bring a kickiness and energy to songs like "Superstar Tradesman" and "Same Jeans" that causes a genuine musical jolt, the kind you wouldn't want to miss if you've previously surrendered thrills to bands like Arctic Monkeys. "Skag Trendy," "Gran's for Tea" and several other tracks say great mouthfuls about the View's commitment to keeping it real — they're kids from Scotland with Scottish-kid stories to tell — but in a way that's more endearing than alienating. Standouts on a disc you'll want to play eardrum-dentingly loud include the rollicking "Wasted Little DJs," the hard-hitting but playful opener "Comin' Down" and the ska-circling "The Don."

Customer Reviews

Best band ever

This is the most brilliant thing to come out the uk ever


This is the BEST ALBUM EVER. Same Jeans is excellent (although I know people who wear the same jeans for way longer than 4 days...), Coming Down has all the right elements of thrash/pop/indie/damn-good-stuff, Skag Trendy, while seemingly lacking in much of a melody is a great track, Wasted Little DJs is a dancey song (although I'm not sure whether 'wasted' is in the sense of in having unused talents or in being drunk...judging by the 'explicit' rating I would guess the latter - although the songs all the better for it). There are just so many good tracks, from the romanticism of Claudia to the teenage escapism of Wasteland. But my favourite track? It has to be Streetlights. There is no other song so perfect. It never made a single, but, trust me, it is the story of my life. "I like to move city, I like to move town, 'cause all you ignorant people, you're bringing me down...". I took the play count of that one well into the hundreds. There are many things you could call the View, but one-hit wonders is not one of them.

Best debut album

Kyle has amazing writing skills for such a young guy......long career ahead what an album x


Formed: 2005 in Dundee, Scotland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The View -- a Scottish quartet comprised of bassist Kieran Webster, lead guitarist Pete Reilly, lead singer Kyle Falconer, and drummer Steve Morrison -- came together in the band's native Dundee (near Scotland's east coast) in 2005, before any of the bandmates had entered their early twenties. Prior to storming the U.K. with their energetic, scruffy ska-punk and throwback rock, the young bandmates cut their teeth as a cover band. But as of 2007, when they made their heralded U.S. debut at a concert...
Full bio
Hats Off to the Buskers, The View
View in iTunes
  • £6.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Pop/Rock, Britpop, Rock, Adult Alternative
  • Released: 20 January 2007
  • Parental Advisory

Customer Ratings