God Shuffled His Feet

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God Shuffled His Feet
Studio album by Crash Test Dummies
Released 26 October 1993 (1993-10-26)
Recorded 1993, Music Head Recording, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Genre Alternative rock
Length 44:45
Language English
Label BMG/Arista
Producer Jerry Harrison and Crash Test Dummies
Crash Test Dummies chronology
The Ghosts that Haunt Me
(1991)
God Shuffled His Feet
(1993)
A Worm's Life
(1996)
Singles from God Shuffled His Feet
  1. "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
    Released: October 1993 (1993-10)
  2. "Swimming in Your Ocean"
    Released: January 1994 (1994-01)
  3. "Afternoons & Coffeespoons"
    Released: June 1994 (1994-06)
  4. "God Shuffled His Feet"
    Released: October 1994 (1994-10)

God Shuffled His Feet is the second album by the Crash Test Dummies, released in 1993. It features their most popular single, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm". The cover art superimposes the band members' faces over the figures of Titian's painting Bacchus and Ariadne. It was their most successful album commercially.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
Robert Christgau (neither)[3]

The album was the band's biggest mainstream hit. Allmusic writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine attributes the album's success to "Jerry Harrison's remarkably clear and focused production" and that "apart from the relatively concise pop smarts of the singles "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" and "Afternoons and Coffeespoons," God Shuffled His Feet isn't all that different from the band's first album."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

God Shuffled His Feet was a number-one album in Austria and New Zealand, and also reached the top five in the national albums charts of numerous countries such as Australia, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. In addition, the album reached number six in the Netherlands national albums chart,[4] number 2 in the UK Albums Chart, and number nine in the United States Billboard 200 albums chart.[5] In their native Canada, it never reached higher than #17 on the national RPM charts, but fueled by the success of its four singles (all Top 20 hits there) the album eventually reached triple platinum status.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Brad Roberts

No. Title Length
1. "God Shuffled His Feet"   5:10
2. "Afternoons & Coffeespoons"   3:56
3. "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"   3:55
4. "In the Days of the Caveman"   3:41
5. "Swimming in Your Ocean"   3:49
6. "Here I Stand Before Me"   3:07
7. "I Think I'll Disappear Now"   4:52
8. "How Does a Duck Know?"   3:42
9. "When I Go Out with Artists"   3:44
10. "The Psychic"   3:48
11. "Two Knights and Maidens"   3:25
12. "Untitled"   1:43

Personnel[edit]

Crash Test Dummies
Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Steve. "Crash Test Dummies: God Shuffled His Feet > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Flaherty, Mike (19 November 1993). "God Shuffled His Feet Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Crash Test Dummies". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ chart positions - australian-charts.com
  5. ^ chart positions - allmusic.com

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