C'mon (Low album)

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C'mon
A silhouette of a woman in front of a starburst design with the words "LOW / C'MON" written in white
Studio album by Low
Released April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
Recorded 2010, at Sacred Heart Studio, Duluth, Minnesota. Additional recording and mixing at Handsome Central, Los Angeles, California. Mastered at Chicago Mastering.
Genre Alternative
Length 45:52
Label Sub Pop
Producer Low, Matt Beckley
Low chronology
Drums & Guns
(2007)
C'mon
(2011)
The Invisible Way
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music Positive[1]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[2]
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars[3]
Spin 8/10 stars[4]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[5]
The Fly 4/5 stars[6]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[7]
The Independent 3/5 stars[8]
The Observer 5/5 stars[9]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[10]
This Temporary Life (Positive)[11]

C'mon is the ninth full-length album by indie rock band Low. It was released on April 12, 2011 (April 11 in Europe) on Sub Pop records. The album was recorded at Sacred Heart Studio, a former Catholic church in Duluth, Minnesota, where the band previously recorded 2002's Trust.[12] The album includes guest contributions from Nels Cline (lap steel, guitar), Caitlin Moe of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (violin) and Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles (banjo).[13]

"Try to Sleep" and "Especially Me" were released by the band in advance of the album; "Try to Sleep" was made available through the band's mailing list in February 2011, while "Especially Me" was premiered on Pitchfork on March 25, 2011. A promotional video for "Try to Sleep" starring John Stamos and Melissa Haro and directed by Travis Schneider was released to coincide with the release of the album.[14] A second promotional video for "Especially Me", directed by Phil Harder was released on August 18, 2011.[15]

Uncut placed the album at number 33 on its list of "Top 50 albums of 2011".[16]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk

  1. "Try to Sleep" – 4:20
  2. "You See Everything" – 4:08
  3. "Witches" – 4:03
  4. "Done" – 2:55
  5. "Especially Me" – 5:29
  6. "$20" – 4:12
  7. "Majesty/Magic" – 4:14
  8. "Nightingale" – 4:59
  9. "Nothing But Heart" – 8:12
  10. "Something's Turning Over" – 3:20
C'mon Acoustic
  1. "Try to Sleep" – 4:02
  2. "Witches" – 4:28
  3. "Done" – 2:34
  4. "$20" – 4:12
  5. "Nightingale" – 4:30
This bonus EP was available through select record stores.

Charts[edit]

Charts (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) (Ultratop 50)[17] 60
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 55
United Kingdom (OCC)[19] 49
United States Billboard 200[20] 73

Personnel[edit]

Low
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC music review". 
  2. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  3. ^ "musicOMH Review". 
  4. ^ "Spin review". 
  5. ^ "Slant magazine review". 
  6. ^ "The Fly review". 
  7. ^ Clarke, Betty (2011-04-08). "The Guardian review". London. 
  8. ^ Gill, Andy (2011-04-01). "The Independent review". London. 
  9. ^ Empire, Kitty (2011-04-10). "The Observer review". The Guardian (London). 
  10. ^ "The Skinny review". 
  11. ^ "REVIEW: Low - C'mon". 
  12. ^ "Access date: February 17, 2011". Subpop.com. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  13. ^ "C’mon available everywhere April 12 | Low". Chairkickers.com. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  14. ^ "Low - Try to Sleep (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  15. ^ Sub Pop Records
  16. ^ Uncut‘s Top 50 Albums Of 2011 - Stereogum
  17. ^ "Belgium: Top 100 Albums, Week Ending April 23, 2011". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  18. ^ "Ireland: Top 75 Albums, Week Ending April 14, 2011". GfK. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  19. ^ "UK Chart position". ChartStats. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  20. ^ "Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-25.