Excuses for Travellers

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Excuses for Travellers
Studio album by Mojave 3
Released 15 May 2000
Recorded Fortress 1, Fortress 2, Mojave HQ
Genre Dream pop, alternative country
Length 59:40
Label 4AD (CAD 2K05)
Producer Mark Van Hoen, Mojave 3
Mojave 3 chronology
Out of Tune
(1998)
Excuses for Travellers
(2000)
Spoon and Rafter
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
musicOMH (positive)[2]
Pitchfork Media (5.5/10)[3]

Excuses for Travellers is the third album by Mojave 3, released by 4AD on 15 May 2000 in the UK and 5 September 2000 in the US. It features the singles "In Love with a View," "Any Day Will Be Fine," and "Return to Sender." The album was released to generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 77, based on 15 reviews.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Neil Halstead, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In Love with a View"     6:09
2. "Trying to Reach You"     4:47
3. "My Life in Art"     7:21
4. "Return to Sender"     4:48
5. "When You're Drifting"     6:01
6. "Any Day Will Be Fine"     3:24
7. "She Broke You So Softly"     5:05
8. "Prayer for the Paranoid"     3:52
9. "Bringin' Me Home"   Lyrics by Rachel Goswell; music by Mojave 3 3:50
10. "Got My Sunshine"   Ian McCutcheon 4:22
US bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Krazy Koz"   4:00
12. "Always Right"   5:30

Singles[edit]

  • "In Love with a View" (3 April 2000)
    • 7" vinyl, TAD 2K03
    1. "In Love with a View"
    2. "Prayer for the Paranoid" (electric version)
  • "Any Day Will Be Fine" (1 May 2000)
    • CD single, BAD 2K04CD; 7" vinyl, AD 2K04
    1. "Any Day Will Be Fine"
    2. "Krazy Koz"
    3. "Always Right"
  • "Return to Sender" (11 September 2000)
    • CD single, BAD 2K17CD; 7" vinyl, AD 2K17
    1. "Return to Sender"
    2. "Yer Feet" (Live with Portuguese fireworks)
    3. "Girl from the North Country"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ musicOMH review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ Excuses for Travellers reviews at Metacritic.com