Mastermind (Monster Magnet album)

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Mastermind
Studio album by Monster Magnet
Released October 25, 2010
Genre Stoner rock, psychedelic rock
Length 66:23
Label Napalm Records
Producer Dave Wyndorf & Matt Hyde
Monster Magnet chronology
4-Way Diablo
(2007)
Mastermind
(2010)
Last Patrol
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth 8/10[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Jukebox:Metal 4/5 stars[5]
PopMatters 7/10[6]

Mastermind is the eighth studio album by the American stoner rock band Monster Magnet.[7] A video for the first single, Gods and Punks, was released on October 1, 2010.[8] The album was released on October 25, 2010.[9] The album debuted at No. 165 on the Billboard 200 selling around 3,000 copies becoming the band's first album since 2001's 'God Says No' to chart on the Billboard 200. Mastermind was also the final album of lead guitarist and long-term member, Ed Mundell.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Wyndorf except where stated.

  1. "Hallucination Bomb" – 5:27
  2. "Bored with Sorcery" – 4:02
  3. "Dig That Hole" (Wyndorf, Phil Caivano) – 5:34
  4. "Gods and Punks" – 5:32
  5. "The Titan Who Cried Like a Baby" – 3:36
  6. "Mastermind" – 5:08
  7. "100 Million Miles" – 5:01
  8. "Perish in Fire" – 4:42
  9. "Time Machine" – 5:30
  10. "When the Planes Fall from the Sky" – 5:46
  11. "Ghost Story" – 5:20
  12. "All Outta Nothin'" – 4:29
  13. "Watch Me Fade" (Bonus Track) – 3:05
  14. "Fuzz Pig" (Bonus Track) – 3:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Wyndorf - Guitar, Vocals
  • Philip Caivano - Guitar
  • Ed Mundell - Guitar
  • Bob Pantella - Drums
  • Jim Baglino - Bass

Production and art[edit]

  • Matt Hyde - Producer, Engineer
  • Dave Wyndorf - Producer, Art Direction
  • Philip Caivano - Engineer, Additional Production
  • Chris Rakestraw - Engineer
  • Tom Baker - Mastering
  • Ryan Clark - Illustrations
  • Scott Padell - Management
  • Steve Davis - Management
  • Steve Sessa - Legal Counsel

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[10] 70
Swedish Albums Chart[10] 34
Swiss Albums Charts[10] 84
UK Albums Chart[11] 192
UK Indie Chart[11] 18
US Billboard 200[11] 165
US Indie Chart[11] 23
US Rock Albums[11] 47
US Hard Rock Albums[11] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schalek, Dave. "Monster Magnet - Mastermind Music Review". About.com. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Bergman, Keith. "Mastermind - Monster Magnet". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  4. ^ Thomson, Jamie (November 4, 2010). "Album Review - Monster Magnet Mastermind The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  5. ^ Andy Lye. "Jukebox:Metal review". 
  6. ^ Begrand, Adrien (October 28, 2010). "Review: Monster Magnet:Mastermind". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  7. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MONSTER MAGNET To Release New Album 'Mastermind' In October". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  8. ^ "WORLDWIDE PREMIER – Monster Magnet Video!!!". Zodiaclung.com. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  9. ^ "Mastermind (Limited Edition): Monster Magnet: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  10. ^ a b c "Monster Magnet - Mastermind". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Monster Magnet - Mastermind". allmusic.com. Retrieved on October 19, 2013.