A Camp (album)

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A Camp
Studio album by A Camp
Released 3 September 2001
Recorded 1998 & 2000
Genre Alternative pop, country pop
Length 66:26
Label Universal/Polydor
Stockholm
Producer Mark Linkous
A Camp chronology
A Camp
(2001)
Colonia
(2009)

A Camp is the self-titled debut album by A Camp, the side project of Nina Persson, vocalist for the popular Swedish indie/pop band The Cardigans. The album garnered significant critical acclaim from music critics. It produced two singles, "I Can Buy You" (UK #46[1]) and "Song for the Leftovers". The album reached #87 on the UK Album Chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Nina Persson and Niclas Frisk, unless otherwise stated.

No. Title Length
1. "Frequent Flyer" (Nina Persson, Nathan Larson) 3:22
2. "I Can Buy You"   3:49
3. "Angel of Sadness"   4:22
4. "Such a Bad Comedown"   3:59
5. "Song for the Leftovers"   3:38
6. "Walking the Cow" (Daniel Johnston) 3:04
7. "Hard as a Stone"   2:28
8. "Algebra" (Nina Persson) 3:33
9. "Silent Night"   4:42
10. "The Same Old Song"   5:33
11. "The Oddness of the Lord"   3:28
12. "Rock 'n' Roll Ghost" (Paul Westerberg) 3:59
13. "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" (Van Stephenson, Dave Robbins, Tim DuBois) 5:04
14. "Elephant" (Nina Persson, Mark Linkous) 4:19

"Rock 'n' Roll Ghost" produced by Niclas Frisk. "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" produced by Nathan Larson. All other songs produced by Mark Linkous

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Mixed by Al Weatherhead
  • Mastered by Bjorn Engelmann
  • Artwork and design by Åbäke[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [4]
Yahoo! 8/10 stars [5]

Allmusic's Tim DiGravina praised the album as "a charming return to basic songcraft and a collaboration that will hopefully bear more fruit in the future" in comparison with Nina Persson's previous work with the Cardigans.[3] The Guardian's Dave Simpson enthused that "this may well be Persson's best album", and called it "a major work, whatever it sells".[4] Yahoo's Josh Rogan had special praise for producer Mark Linkous, concluding that "Linkous has crafted an album that compliments Persson's songs and vision to great effect".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chart Log UK: M Zobbel.de
  2. ^ "A Camp – Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Allmusic review
  4. ^ a b The Guardian review
  5. ^ a b Yahoo review