Mutter (album)

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Mutter
Studio album by Rammstein
Released April 2, 2001
Recorded Studio Miraval, France, 2000
Genre Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal
Length 45:02
Label Motor Music
Producer Jacob Hellner, Rammstein
Rammstein chronology
Live aus Berlin
(1999)
Mutter
(2001)
Reise, Reise
(2004)
Singles from Mutter
  1. "Sonne"
    Released: February 12, 2001
  2. "Links 2-3-4"
    Released: May 14, 2001
  3. "Ich will"
    Released: September 10, 2001
  4. "Mutter"
    Released: March 25, 2002
  5. "Feuer frei!"
    Released: October 14, 2002
  6. "Mein Herz brennt"
    Released: December 7, 2012

Mutter (German for "mother") is the third album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released on 2 April 2001 through Motor Music. The album's cover image is a photograph of a dead fetus, which was taken by Daniel & Geo Fuchs.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Jam! (favourable)[5]
NME (5/10)[6]
Q 2/5 stars
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[7]
Rock Hard (de) 10/10[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]

In 2005, Mutter was ranked number 324 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Rammstein. 

No. Title Length
1. "Mein Herz brennt" (My Heart Burns) 4:39
2. "Links 2-3-4" (Left 2-3-4) 3:36
3. "Sonne" (Sun) 4:32
4. "Ich Will" (I Want) 3:37
5. "Feuer Frei!" (Fire At Will!) 3:11
6. "Mutter" (Mother) 4:32
7. "Spieluhr" (Music Box) 4:46
8. "Zwitter" (Hermaphrodite) 4:17
9. "Rein Raus" (In Out) 3:09
10. "Adios" (Goodbye) 3:49
11. "Nebel" (Fog) 4:54
Total length:
45:02

There are various editions of Mutter, each with different features:

  • The Limited Tour Edition had the same cover, but red with the Rammstein logo embossed on the front. It also had a second CD with the following live tracks:
  1. "Ich will" – 3:57
  2. "Links 2-3-4" – 4:54
  3. "Sonne" – 4:42
  4. "Spieluhr" – 5:27
  • The Japanese edition had "Hallelujah" as a hidden track, found after "Nebel" (there is a two minute intermission of silence). The track was later included in Resident Evil soundtrack, but does not appear in the film.
  • Another Japanese edition had "Hallelujah" as a 12th track.
  • The limited edition had a second CD with just one track, "Hallelujah", and a CD-ROM area featuring the "Sonne" video.
  • A 12" vinyl version and a MC version were released, with the same tracklist (Side A = 1–6; B = 7–11)
  • The Limited Tour Edition was also released as a double cassette set, with the second cassette containing the live tracks (Side A = 1–2; B = 3–4).

Note: Some copies that have "Hallelujah" as a hidden track can not be played for unknown reasons. On April 3, 2010 Rammstein posted a video with an official translation of "Hallelujah" on their Facebook page, "in light of recent events".[11]

Personnel[edit]

Rammstein
Guest musicians
Production
  • Ulf Kruckenberg – engineer
  • Dirk Rudolph – sleeve design
  • Daniel & Geo Fuchs – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 10
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 1
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 7
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia)[15] 45
Canadian Albums Chart[16] 14
Danish Albums Chart[17] 22
Dutch Albums Chart[18] 4
Finnish Albums Chart[19] 7
French Albums Chart[20] 23
German Albums Chart[21] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[22] 12
Norwegian Albums Chart[17] 12
Swiss Albums Chart[23] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[24] 2
UK Albums Chart[25] 91
US Billboard 200[16] 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2001-04-03). "Mutter - Rammstein". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ Gray, Christopher (2001-05-11). "Rammstein Mutter (Republic/Universal) - Music Review". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom (April 6, 2001). "Mutter Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  5. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (2004-12-07). "Album Review - Mutter". Jam!. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  6. ^ Paine, Andre (2001-04-26). "Rammstein : Mutter". NME. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  7. ^ "CG: Rammstein". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  8. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rammstein: Mutter". issue 168. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Blashill, Pat (2001-04-02). "Rammstein: Mutter". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  10. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 80. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  11. ^ "Halleluja / translation". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  12. ^ "Rammstein - Mutter". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
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  16. ^ a b "Mutter - Rammstein : Awards : AllMusic.". Allmusic.com. 2001-04-03. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
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  24. ^ "Rammstein - Mutter". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  25. ^ "Rammstein albums chart history - chartstats.com". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-08-29.