Arabia Mountain (album)

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Arabia Mountain
Studio album by Black Lips
Released June 7, 2011
Genre Indie rock, rock and roll, garage rock, garage punk, cowpunk, psychedelic rock, surf rock
Length 41:15
Label Vice
Producer Mark Ronson, Lockett Pundt, Black Lips
Black Lips chronology
200 Million Thousand
(2009)
Arabia Mountain
(2011)
Underneath the Rainbow
(2014)
Singles from Arabia Mountain
  1. "Go Out and Get It"
    Released: March 3, 2011
  2. "Modern Art"
    Released: April 6, 2011
  3. "New Direction"
    Released: May 16, 2011

Arabia Mountain is the sixth studio album by American garage punk band Black Lips, released on June 7, 2011. The album was written and recorded over a nine-month stretch from March 2010[1] to January 2011.[2] Lockett Pundt produced "Bicentennial Man" and "Go Out and Get It", while Mark Ronson was responsible for producing the rest.[3] The production by Ronson was conducted first in a Brooklyn studios, but completed in Black Lips' hometown of Atlanta due to time constraints.[4] The music video for the first single, "Go Out and Get It", was released on March 2. The music video for the second single, "Modern Art", was released on April 5.[5] "New Direction" was leaked to the public by Rolling Stone on May 16.[6] The music video for "Raw Meat" was chosen by Pitchfork in The Top Music Videos of 2011.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian 3/5 stars[8]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork (7.7/10)[10]
PopMatters (9/10)[11]
NME (8/10)[12]
Spin (7.10) [13]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[14]
A.V. Club (B)[15]

The album was well received by critics, receiving a 7.6 on website AnyDecentMusic?[16]

Licensing[edit]

"New Direction" was featured on the AMC television channel. "The Lie" is featured on the soundtrack for Need for Speed: The Run.[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Family Tree"   Alexander 2:36
2. "Modern Art"   Swilley 2:04
3. "Spidey's Curse"   Alexander 2:49
4. "Mad Dog"   Swilley 2:02
5. "Mr. Driver"   Alexander 2:49
6. "Bicentennial Man"   Bradley 2:19
7. "Go Out and Get It"   Bradley 1:55
8. "Raw Meat"   Alexander 1:48
9. "Bone Marrow"   Swilley 2:52
10. "The Lie"   Bradley 3:13
11. "Time"   St. Pe 2:46
12. "Dumpster Dive"   Alexander 2:23
13. "New Direction"   Swilley 2:29
14. "Noc-a-Homa"   Swilley 2:00
15. "Don't Mess Up My Baby"   Alexander 2:45
16. "You Keep On Running"   Alexander 4:25
17. "Kiss It Goodbye" ([iTunes Bonus Track])   3:38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Black Lips to release new album this summer « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ "truetosound.net". truetosound.net. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ Breihan, Tom (2011-03-11). "Black Lips Reveal Album Details, More Dates | News". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ Lindsay, Cam. "Black Lips - Raw Meat and Human Skulls • On the Cover •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  5. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (2011-04-05). "Video: Black Lips: "Modern Art" | News". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  6. ^ Matthew Perpetua (2011-05-16). "Exclusive Download: Black Lips' Mark Ronson-Produced 'New Direction' | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  7. ^ Pitchfork, December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07). "Staff Lists: The Top Music Videos of 2011 | Features". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  8. ^ The Guardian review
  9. ^ Allmusic review
  10. ^ Pitchfork review
  11. ^ Harsin, Jayson. "Black Lips Arabia Mountain". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Denney, Alex. "Album Review: Black Lips - 'Arabia Mountain'". IPC Meida. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Anderson, Stacey. "Black Lips, ‘Arabia Mountain’". Buzzmedia. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Baxley, Jaymie. "Black Lips Arabia Mountain". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Williams, Christian. "Black Lips Arabia Mountain". Onion INC. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Arabia Mountain by Black Lips reviews". Any Decent Music. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  17. ^ "Need for Speed The Run News". Needforspeed.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  18. ^ "In the Studio: Black Lips". SPIN.com. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2012-01-14.