The Blue God


The Blue God

Infobox Album | Name = The Blue God
Type = Album
Artist = Martina Topley-Bird


Released = 12 May 2008
Genre = Trip-hop, electronic, rock, soul
Length =
Label = Independiente Records
Producer = Martina Topley-Bird
Danger Mouse
Reviews =
*"The Sun" Rating|4|5 [http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/sftw/article1142842.ece link]
*BBC.co.uk (positive) [http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/vcn8/ link]
*"Manchester Evening News" Rating|4|5 [http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/music/album_reviews/s/1049428_martina_topley_bird__the_blue_god_independiente link]
*"musicOMH" Rating|4|5 [http://www.musicomh.com/albums/martina-topley-bird_0508.htm link]
*Pitchfork Media (4.6/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/51287-the-blue-god link]
*"The Times" Rating|4|5 [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article3856541.ece link]
*"Twisted Ear" Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.twistedear.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1823&Itemid=31 link]
Last album = "Quixotic"
(2003)
This album = "The Blue God"
(2008)
Next album =

"The Blue God" is the second studio album by British singer-songwriter Martina Topley-Bird, her first in five years. Released on May 12, 2008 [ [http://www.independiente.co.uk/ Independiente label home page] ] , the album had been complete since at least September 2007. [http://www.martinatopleybird.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1623166%3ABlogPost%3A42 New song... - Martina Topley Bird ] ] Since then, Topley-Bird slowly revealed track titles and posted songs from the album on her official website [http://www.martinatopleybird.com] and her MySpace page. [http://www.myspace.com/martinatopleybird MySpace.com - Martina Topley-Bird] ] "The Blue God" was produced by Danger Mouse, one half of the band Gnarls Barkley. [cite news | first = Jonathan | last = Cohen | title = Gnarls CD Nearly Done; Danger Mouse Branches Out | url = http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003702076 | work = | publisher = Billboard magazine | date = 2008-01-25 | accessdate = 2008-01-28 | language = | quote = ]

The album was preceded by its first single, "Carnies," on March 3, 2008. [http://www.martinatopleybird.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1623166%3ABlogPost%3A2061 NEW SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT! - Martina Topley Bird ] ] "Poison," the second single, was released May 5, 2008. The single's B-side is a collaboration with Gorillaz titled "Soldier Boy". The third single from the album, "Baby Blue," was released as a digital download on September 7, 2008. [ [http://www.7digital.com/artists/martina-topley-bird/baby-blue/ Martina Topley Bird - Baby Blue] ] [ [http://www.independiente.co.uk/profiles/blog/show?id=1271691%3ABlogPost%3A3990 Baby Blue Single OUT NOW!] ]

The album reached number 88 on the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release [ [http://theofficialcharts.com/top40_albums.php The Official UK Charts Company : TOP 100 ALBUMS CHART ] ] .

Track listing

# "Phoenix"
# "Carnies"
# "April Grove"
# "Something to Say"
# "Baby Blue"
# "Shangri La"
# "Snowman"
# "Da Da Da Da"
# "Valentine"
# "Poison"
# "Razor Tongue"
# "Yesterday"

References


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