Finally We Are No One

Finally We Are No One is the second studio album by Icelandic musical group Múm. It was released via FatCat Records on 20 May 2002.[2]

Finally We Are No One
Studio album by
Released20 May 2002 (2002-05-20)
GenreElectronic
Length56:14
LabelFatCat
Producer
Múm chronology
Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK
(2000)
Finally We Are No One
(2002)
Summer Make Good
(2004)
Icelandic limited edition cover
Singles from Finally We Are No One
  1. "Green Grass of Tunnel"
    Released: 22 April 2002[1]

Finally We Are No One peaked at number 16 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[3] In Iceland, Smekkleysa released a limited edition of the album, Loksins Erum Við Engin, with lyrics in Icelandic language.

Production

Múm created Finally We Are No One while working in a lighthouse, recording it subsequently in a studio. The lighthouse proved influential in the creation of the songs, as reflected in the lyrics.[4]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]
Alternative Press9/10[6]
NME7/10[7]
Pitchfork7.5/10[8]
Q[9]
Rolling Stone[10]

Mark Richardson of Pitchfork wrote, "Despite containing a few tunes that grate with their simple-minded sweetness, a handful of others are excellent."[8] Cam Lindsay of Exclaim! said, "Glitches, moody organs and slow, heavy beats are thrown all over the place, mixed in with some of the most magical sounds, which seem as though they are covered in pixie dust."[11] James Kelleher of Hot Press described it as "a luscious 56-minute lullaby for troubled heads, sung quietly and played with delicate precision."[12]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Sleep/Swim"0:50
2."Green Grass of Tunnel"4:51
3."We Have a Map of the Piano"5:19
4."Don't Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed"5:43
5."Behind Two Hills,,,,a Swimmingpool"1:08
6."K/Half Noise"8:41
7."Now There's That Fear Again"3:56
8."Faraway Swimmingpool"2:55
9."I Can't Feel My Hand Any More, It's Alright, Sleep Still"5:40
10."Finally We Are No One"5:07
11."The Land Between Solar Systems"11:58

Personnel

Additional musicians

  • Samuli Kosminen — drums, percussion
  • Orri – organ crackles
  • Eiríkur Orri – trumpet
  • Helga Þóra Björgvinsdóttir – violin (on track 9), viola (on track 9)
  • Ingrid Karlsdóttir – violin (on track 9), viola (on track 9)
  • Anna Hugadóttir – violin (on track 9), viola (on track 9)

Production

Charts

Chart (2002) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 120
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[3] 16

References

  1. "Green Grass Of Tunnel". FatCat Records. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. "Finally We Are No One". FatCat Records. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. "MÚM Interview". themilkfactory. March 2004. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
  5. Bush, John. "Finally We Are No One – Múm". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  6. "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Alternative Press (169): 77. August 2002.
  7. "Múm: Finally We Are No One". NME: 32. 25 May 2002.
  8. Richardson, Mark (20 May 2002). "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  9. "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Q (191): 120. June 2002.
  10. Caramanica, Jon (23 May 2002). "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 31 July 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  11. Lindsay, Cam (1 June 2002). "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Exclaim!. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. Kelleher, James (14 June 2002). "Finally We Are No-One". Hot Press. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
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