Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy

Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy is a studio album by múm. It was released via FatCat Records on 24 September 2007.[11] It peaked at number 8 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[12]

Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
Studio album by
Released24 September 2007 (2007-09-24)
GenreElectronica
Length44:13
LabelFatCat
Múm chronology
Summer Make Good
(2004)
Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
(2007)
Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know
(2009)
Singles from Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
  1. "They Made Frogs Smoke 'Til They Exploded"
    Released: 27 August 2007[1]
  2. "Marmalade Fires"
    Released: 17 December 2007[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]
NMEfavorable[5]
Pitchfork5.7/10[6]
PopMattersfavorable[7]
Slant Magazine[8]
Stylus MagazineC[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes[10]

The album marks a shift from the group's original style as it uses more live instruments than electronics, and there is a different vocal style, including male vocals. Almost two years prior to the release of this album, former lead singer of múm, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, departed from the band. According to reviews this is believed to be one reason for the break of style compared to earlier releases.[13][14]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Blessed Brambles"6:00
2."A Little Bit, Sometimes"3:50
3."They Made Frogs Smoke 'Til They Exploded"4:02
4."These Eyes Are Berries"3:00
5."Moon Pulls"2:32
6."Marmalade Fires"5:03
7."Rhubarbidoo" (titled "Rhuubarbidoo" on some releases)1:34
8."Dancing Behind My Eyelids"4:07
9."Schoolsong Misfortune"2:39
10."I Was Her Horse"2:08
11."Guilty Rocks"5:02
12."Winter (What We Never Were After All)"4:08

Personnel

Additional musicians

  • Samuli Kosminen – drums (on 1, 3, 4, 7, and 12)
  • Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – trumpet (on 8 and 10)
  • Guðbjörg Hlin Guðmundsdóttir – violin
  • Þórarinn MárBaldursson – viola
  • Laufey Jensdóttir – violin
  • Gyða Valtýsdóttir – cello
  • Páll Ivan Pálsson – double bass
  • Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir – harp

Charts

Chart Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[12] 8

References

  1. "They Made Frogs Smoke 'til They Exploded". FatCat Records. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. "Marmalade Fires". FatCat Records. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. "Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy by Mum". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. Phares, Heather. "Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy - Múm". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  5. Chester, Tim (21 September 2007). "Mum: 'Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy'". NME. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. Richardson, Mark (24 September 2007). "Múm: Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  7. Dorr, Nate (3 October 2007). "Múm: Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy". PopMatters. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  8. Cinsuemani, Sal (17 September 2007). "Múm - Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  9. Orme, Mike (26 September 2007). "mum - Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  10. Nadelle, David. "múm - Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  11. "Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy". FatCat Records. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  12. "Top Dance/Electronic Albums - The Week of October 13, 2007". Billboard. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  13. "Review of Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
  14. Mark Richardson (24 September 2007). "Review of Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
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