Blue Wonder Power Milk

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Blue Wonder Power Milk
Studio album by Hooverphonic
Released August 11, 1998
Genre Trip hop, Electronic, Dream pop
Label Epic
Hooverphonic chronology
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
(1996)
Blue Wonder Power Milk
(1998)
The Magnificent Tree
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10)[2]

Blue Wonder Power Milk is the second album by the Belgian band Hooverphonic, the first one featuring lead singer Geike Arnaert. The singles released from this album are "This Strange Effect", "Lung", "Club Montepulciano" and "Eden".

The photograph on the cover is the interior of the Atomium in Brussels.

The song "This Strange Effect" made its debut on a commercial for the Motorola SLVR phone. "Eden" was featured in an American cell phone commercial for the Cingular 8525 in 2006, while "Renaissance Affair" was featured in a commercial for the Volkswagen Vapor, a limited-edition color of their New Beetle automobile. "Battersea" was used as background music at the end of both the first and last episodes of Third Watch.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Battersea" (Alex Callier) – 3:50
  2. "One Way Ride" (Callier) – 3:22
  3. "Dictionary" (Callier) – 3:32
  4. "Club Montepulciano" (Callier) – 3:41
  5. "Eden" (Callier) – 3:33
  6. "Lung" (Callier) – 2:44
  7. "Electro Shock Faders" (Callier) – 3:07
  8. "Out of Tune" (Frank Duchêne) – 3:26
  9. "This Strange Effect" (Ray Davies) – 3:55
  10. "Renaissance Affair" (Callier) – 3:25
  11. "Tuna" (Kyoko Baertsoen, Callier) – 3:48
  12. "Magenta" (Callier) – 4:51
  13. "Blue Wonder Power Milk" – 3:06 (hidden track, titled as "Mild" in the US release[3])
  14. "Neon" – 3:21 (bonus track, Liesje Sadonius vocals)

Singles[edit]

Four songs were released as singles from the album.

Year Title BE:
Flanders

[4]
BE:
Wallonia

[5]
1998 "Club Montepulciano"
1999 "Eden" 12
"This Strange Effect"
"Lung" (remix)

Musical structure[edit]

Blue Wonder Power Milk is mainly composed of dance club beats and strings. Most songs featured on the album are guided by light strings, making the album fall into genres of indie pop, dream pop, and trip-hop.[6]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Amazon.com: Blue Wonder Power Milk: Hooverphonic: Music
  4. ^ ultratop.be - Ultratop Vlaandern
  5. ^ ultratop.be - Ultratop Wallonie
  6. ^ Allmusic Album Review