Come On Die Young

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Come On Die Young
Studio album by Mogwai
Released 29 March 1999
Recorded Tarbox Road Studios, Cassadaga, New York, USA, Cava Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Genre Post-rock
Length 67:32
Label Chemikal Underground, Matador
Producer Dave Fridmann
Mogwai chronology
Mogwai Young Team
Come On Die Young
Rock Action

Come On Die Young (also known as CODY), is the second full-length studio album by the Scottish post-rock band Mogwai, released on 29 March 1999 by Chemikal Underground.


It is somewhat different from the rest of Mogwai's work because of its reserved tone. The album's second track, "Cody" is much more like a traditional pop song than most of the band's repertoire. Still slow and sinuous, it features an uncharacteristically distinct melody, slide guitar and relatively prominent vocals. Much of Come On Die Young consists of slow, quiet, drum-driven tracks containing tense, feedback-laden crescendos and occasionally ambient textures. Near the end of the album, the bombastic "Christmas Steps" breaks away from this quiet tension and displays a return to Mogwai's more well-known distortion-heavy dynamics. The album's title derives from a Glasgow gang of the same name.[1]

Song information[edit]

Critical reaction[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (1999) (6.1/10)[5]

(2014) (8.3/10)[6]

Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars
Drowned in Sound (10/10)[7]
Robert Christgau C[8]

It received a somewhat muted reception when compared to Mogwai Young Team. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, writing for Allmusic, wrote:

Track listing[edit]

All songs and music were written by Mogwai.

  1. "Punk Rock:" – 2:08
  2. "Cody" – 6:33
  3. "Helps Both Ways" – 4:53
  4. "Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia" – 3:25
  5. "Kappa" – 4:52
  6. "Waltz for Aidan" – 3:44
  7. "May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door" – 8:29
  8. "Oh! How the Dogs Stack Up" – 2:03
  9. "Ex-Cowboy" – 9:09
  10. "Chocky" – 9:23
  11. "Christmas Steps" – 10:39
  12. "Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/ANʇICHRISʇ" – 2:14


Additional musicians


  1. ^ Douglas Wolk (May 1999). "The Scottish Scoundrels in Mogwai Give Glasgow a Good Name". CMJ New Music Monthly (69). p. 27. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ CBC News |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^,_1997-98#Conference_championships One can hear John Madden claiming that the Packers were up 3-0, indicating that the commentary track most likely concerns the first quarter of the game.
  4. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Come On Die Young - Mogwai". Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ Brent DiCrescenzo (March 29, 1999). "Mogwai: Come On Die Young". Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
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  7. ^ Tim Whitehouse (March 18, 2001). "Mogwai: Come On Die Young". Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mogwai: Come On Die Young".