Living Thing

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This article is about the Peter Bjorn and John album. For living things in general, see life. For the single by the band Electric Light Orchestra, see Livin' Thing.
Living Thing
Studio album by Peter Bjorn and John
Released March 30, 2009
Genre Indie pop
Label Wichita (UK)
Startime (US)
Cooperative (GER)
Peter Bjorn and John chronology
Seaside Rock
(2008)
Living Thing
(2009)
Gimme Some
(2011)

Living Thing is the fifth album by Peter Bjorn and John (not including their instrumental Seaside Rock project), released on March 30, 2009 in the UK and March 31 in the US.[1] Much darker and more experimental than their previous album Writer's Block, Living Thing expands the sound of the group by taking more cues from hip-hop and electronic music. Three singles were eventually released from the album: "Nothing To Worry About," 'It Don't Move Me," and "Lay It Down."

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME (5/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (5.5/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
PopMatters (7/10)[9]
Spin 4/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[11]

Initial critical response to Living Thing was generally positive. At Metacritic, the album has received a score of 68 based on 31 reviews.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Feeling" – 3:08
  2. "It Don't Move Me" – 3:21
  3. "Just the Past" – 5:10
  4. "Nothing to Worry About" – 2:56
  5. "I'm Losing My Mind" – 3:44
  6. "Living Thing" – 4:38
  7. "I Want You!" – 3:39
  8. "Lay It Down" – 3:26
  9. "Stay This Way" – 4:19
  10. "Blue Period Picasso" – 4:36
  11. "4 Out of 5" – 4:08
  12. "Last Night" – 4:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raper, Dan. "Peter Bjorn and John: Living Thing < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  3. ^ "Blender review". 
  4. ^ "Entertainment Weekly review". March 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ Catchpole, Chris (March 15, 2009). "The Guardian review". London. 
  6. ^ "NME review". 
  7. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  8. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  9. ^ "PopMatters review". 
  10. ^ "Spin review". 
  11. ^ "Slant Magazine review". 
  12. ^ "Peter Bjorn And John:Living Thing (2009): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-02.