Both Ways Open Jaws

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Both Ways Open Jaws
Studio album by The Dø
Released 9 March 2011 (France)
28 October 2011 (Xontinental Europe)
11 November 2011 (Ireland and Australia)
14 November 2011 (UK)
15 November 2011 (US)
Recorded 2010
Genre Indie rock, folk rock, indie pop
Length 45:34
Label Cinq7, Wagram, Naïve, Six Degrees, Cartel Music, Village Green
Producer The Dø
The Dø chronology
A Mouthful
(2008)
Both Ways Open Jaws
(2011)
Shake Shook Shaken
(2014)

Both Ways Open Jaws is the second album by French/Finnish indie rock duo The Dø, released on 9 March 2011 in France and in late October 2011 and mid-November 2011 worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti and Dan Levy.

  1. "Dust It Off" – 3:42
  2. "Gonna Be Sick!" – 4:09
  3. "The Wicked & the Blind" – 5:08
  4. "Too Insistent" – 3:29
  5. "Bohemian Dances" – 4:23
  6. "Smash Them All (Night Visitors)" – 5:12
  7. "Leo Leo" – 3:30
  8. "B.W.O.J" – 1:43
  9. "Slippery Slope" – 2:41
  10. "The Calendar" – 4:03
  11. "Was It a Dream?" – 3:05
  12. "Quake, Mountain, Quake" – 2:10
  13. "Moon Mermaids" – 3:02

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Open C" – 1:15
  2. "No Clue" – 8:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[1] 55
French Albums (SNEP)[2] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 34

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Mezzic (8.5/10)[5]
One Thirty BPM (93%, Recommended)[6]

Metacritic, a review-aggregating website, gives the album a combined rating of 75 out of 100 from 16 reviews, which is classified as a "generally favorable" reception. Interestingly, only two of those were not in the "positive" range (70 or above), both judged at 40 ("mixed").[4] Mezzic gave the album 8.5 out of 10, saying "The follow-up to their debut A Mouthful has the band dive further into their freak-pop explorations, still striving to produce better music" and that "their sustainable collaboration has carried itself over to a promising sophomore album".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belgian Albums Top 100, March 12, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  2. ^ French Albums Top 150, March 12, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Swiss Albums Top 100, March 27, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Both Ways Open Jaws - The Do". Metacritic. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Julien, Ina. Mezzic.com review, May 2, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  6. ^ One Thirty BPM review

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