MantaRay

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Mantaray
Studio album by Siouxsie Sioux
Released 10 September 2007
Recorded 2006—2007
Riverside Studio and Stone Room, Bath, Somerset, UK
France
Genre Alternative rock
Electronic
Pop
Length 41:00
Label Universal (UK), Decca (US)
Producer Siouxsie Sioux, Steve Evans, Charlie Jones
Siouxsie Sioux chronology
Mantaray
(2007)
Singles from MantaRay
  1. "Into a Swan"
    Released: 3 September 2007
  2. "Here Comes That Day"
    Released: 29 October 2007
  3. "About to Happen"
    Released: 10 March 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
bbc.co.uk (positive) link
Guardian Unlimited 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) link
Stylus Magazine (B) link
The Times 4/5 stars link
Uncut 3/5 stars link

Mantaray is an album by Siouxsie Sioux. It is her first full-length solo studio album after a 30-year music career as the frontwoman for Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures. It was released in the UK on 10 September 2007 on W14, a new label within the Universal Music Group. A U.S. release followed on 2 October 2007 on Decca Records. In addition to the standard jewel case, MantaRay was also released in a limited-edition version, encased in a tri-fold Digipak which included three exclusive postcards and a fold-out poster. There is no difference in the track listing between the two versions.

It was co-produced by Steve Evans (who has worked with Robert Plant) and Charlie Jones (who has also worked with Plant as well as with Goldfrapp).[1] MantaRay includes a variety of musical styles, including pop, glam, industrial and electronic.[2]

Mantaray has gained positive reviews from music critics. The influential site Pitchfork wrote "She really is pop" before finishing the review with "It's a success".[3]

The album was preceded by its first single, "Into a Swan", released one week earlier on 3 September 2007. Upon release, MantaRay hit number 39 in the UK Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Into a Swan" (Sioux, Kookie1, Brion James)
  2. "About to Happen" (Sioux, Noko, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)
  3. "Here Comes That Day" (Sioux, Noko, Kookie, Howard Gray)
  4. "Loveless" (Sioux, Kookie, Brion James)
  5. "If It Doesn't Kill You" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)
  6. "One Mile Below" (Sioux, Brion James)
  7. "Drone Zone" (Sioux, Steve Hilton)
  8. "Sea of Tranquility" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)
  9. "They Follow You" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans, Graham Crabb)
  10. "Heaven and Alchemy" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 1 Kim Hoglund

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position[4]
UK Album Charts 39
French Album Chart 132

References[edit]