Grey Oceans

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Grey Oceans
Studio album by CocoRosie
Released April 30, 2010 (Europe) and May 11, 2010 (USA)
Genre Folk, art rock, electronic, hip hop, experimental
Length 52:00 (without "Surfer Girl")
Label Sub Pop Records
CocoRosie chronology
The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn
(2007)
Grey Oceans
(2010)
Tales of a Grass Widow
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 6/10 stars link
The List 3/5 stars link
Mojo 3/5 stars link
musicOMH 4/5 stars link
NME 7/10 stars link
One Thirty BPM (67%) link
Pitchfork Media (5.1/10) link
Q 3/5 stars link
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars link
Uncut 3/5 stars link

Grey Oceans is the fourth full-length studio album by CocoRosie. It was released in May 2010.[1] It is the band's Sub Pop Records debut since their departure from Touch and Go Records.[2] The album has a different sound to former releases. The production is clearer; the instrumentation is brighter and less electronic. It features a common use of string instruments (mandolin on Trinity's Crying, sitar on Smokey Taboo and harp on Gallows) and piano. Also, string and brass arrangements were composed for a few tracks (celli on Undertaker and The Moon Asked the Crow and trumpets and trombones on Lemonade).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and produced by CocoRosie with the collaboration of Gael Rakotondrabe, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Production Length
1. "Trinity's Crying"       4:40
2. "Smokey Taboo"       4:44
3. "Hopscotch"       3:05
4. "Undertaker"       3:48
5. "Grey Oceans"       4:28
6. "R.I.P. Burn Face"   Spoken word by Neda Sanai Dave Sitek 4:34
7. "The Moon Asked the Crow"       3:46
8. "Lemonade"     Dave Sitek 5:10
9. "Gallows"       4:25
10. "Fairy Paradise"     Dave Sitek 4:18
11. "Here I Come"       3:25
12. "Surfer Girl (Bonus Track - Japanese Version)"       4:17
13. "St. Michael (Bonus Track - Japanese Version)"       4:06
Total length:
46:24

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[3] 24
Swiss Music Charts[4] 43
Belgian Music Charts (Flanders)[5] 49
Belgian Music Charts (Wallonia)[6] 59
Austrian Music Charts[7] 68
Top Heatseekers[8] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album Review: CocoRosie - Grey Oceans | Prefix". Prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Sub Pop Records". Subpop.com. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "CocoRosie - Grey Oceans". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "CocoRosie - Grey Oceans". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ "CocoRosie - Grey Oceans". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  6. ^ "CocoRosie - Grey Oceans". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "CocoRosie - Grey Oceans". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  8. ^ "CocoRosie Saddles Up For New 'Adventures'". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20.