Nine Objects of Desire

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Nine Objects of Desire
Studio album by Suzanne Vega
Released September 10, 1996
Recorded 1996 at The Magic Shop, New York
Genre Folk
Length 38:52
Label A&M
Producer Mitchell Froom
Suzanne Vega chronology
99.9F°
(1992)
Nine Objects of Desire
(1996)
Songs in Red and Gray
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [4]

Nine Objects of Desire is Suzanne Vega's fifth studio album, released on September 10, 1996. It peaked at number 92 on the Billboard 200.

Title[edit]

The nine objects of desire are:[citation needed]

  1. Suzanne Vega's daughter Ruby ("Birthday", "World Before Columbus");
  2. a man ("Headshots");
  3. man 2 ("Caramel");
  4. a woman ("Stockings");
  5. man 3 ("Casual Match");
  6. the figure of Death ("Thin Man", "Tombstone");
  7. Vega's husband Mitchell Froom ("No Cheap Thrill", "Honeymoon Suite");
  8. Lolita, the "nymphette" of Nabokov's book ("Lolita");
  9. a plum ("My Favorite Plum").

In popular culture[edit]

The single "Caramel" is featured in the soundtrack for The Truth About Cats & Dogs and the trailer for the film Closer.[5] The album has influenced other artists, for instance musician Plumb found her artist name after hearing the track "My Favorite Plum".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Suzanne Vega; music composed by Mitchell Froom on "Headshots", "Casual Match" & "Lolita"

  1. "Birth-day (Love Made Real)"
  2. "Headshots"
  3. "Caramel"
  4. "Stockings"
  5. "Casual Match"
  6. "Thin Man"
  7. "No Cheap Thrill"
  8. "World Before Columbus"
  9. "Lolita"
  10. "Honeymoon Suite"
  11. "Tombstone"
  12. "My Favorite Plum"

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 42
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 13
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 93
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 20
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 25
German Albums (Official Top 100)[13] 43
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[14] 24
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 39
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 23
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 43
US Billboard 200[18] 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nine Objects of Desire at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ http://www.suzannevega.com/suzanne/funfacts/Tv.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.suzannevega.com/suzanne/funfacts/music.aspx
  7. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Suzanne Vega: Nine Objects of Desire" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  16. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  17. ^ "1997-03-08 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  18. ^ "Suzanne Vega Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Suzanne Vega. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 8, 2014.