Peeping Tom (Peeping Tom album)

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Peeping Tom
Studio album by Peeping Tom
Released May 30, 2006
Recorded 2000–2006
Genre Trip hop, electronica, alternative dance, experimental rock
Length 44:03
Label Ipecac
Producer Mike Patton, Dan the Automator, Amon Tobin, Odd Nosdam, Massive Attack, Dub Trio, Jel
Singles from Peeping Tom
  1. "Mojo"

Peeping Tom is the debut studio album by American band Peeping Tom. It was released May 30, 2006 through Mike Patton's record label Ipecac Recordings. The album was produced by swapping song files through the mail[citation needed] with collaborators such as Norah Jones, Kool Keith and Massive Attack, among others.

The album, and the band associated with it, is named after Michael Powell's 1960 film Peeping Tom, of which Patton has mentioned being a fan.[1]


Peeping Tom debuted at number 12 on the Australian ARIA charts[2] and number on the ARIA urban album chart on June 7, 2006.[citation needed]

The first and only single released from the album was "Mojo". It is accompanied by a music video, directed by Matt McDermitt and featuring appearances by Danny DeVito, Mark Hoppus, Rachel Hunter as well as song collaborators Dan the Automator and Rahzel.[citation needed]

For the week ending June 17, 2006, Peeping Tom was the top debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart, appearing at number 103,[3] with 10,000 units shipped.[citation needed]

The CD came with unique packaging. As the tab on the right was pulled, the CD popped out of the left side, while the image a woman through a keyhole changed to that of an eye, while, on the righthand, images and credits were displayed.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound 5/10[6]
IGN 8.4/10[7]
NOW negative[8]
Okayplayer 89/100[9]
Pitchfork 6.2/10[10]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[11]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine 1/5 stars[13]
Stylus Magazine D[14]

Peeping Tom received a generally positive response from critics. On Metacritic, the album has an approval rating of 64/100 based on twenty-two reviews.[4]

Pitchfork wrote, "Unfortunately, Peeping Tom, a project that's been six years in the making, is less a display of Patton's remarkable range and eclecticism and more a display of Patton's remarkable lack of aesthetic restraint. In short: the guy, bless his heart, is just trying too hard."[10]

Norah Jones' appearance on the song "Sucker" attracted attention, as it was the first time Jones had used profanity in a recording.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Five Seconds" (featuring Odd Nosdam) Mike Patton 4:20
2. "Mojo" (featuring Rahzel and Dan the Automator) Patton, Dan the Automator 3:40
3. "Don't Even Trip" (featuring Amon Tobin) Patton 5:46
4. "Getaway" (featuring Kool Keith) Patton, Keith Thornton 3:22
5. "Your Neighborhood Spaceman" (featuring Jel and Odd Nosdam) Patton 5:45
6. "Kill the DJ" (featuring Massive Attack) Patton 4:09
7. "Caipirinha" (featuring Bebel Gilberto) Patton 2:46
8. "Celebrity Death Match" (featuring Kid Koala) Patton 3:42
9. "How U Feelin?" (featuring Doseone) Patton 2:44
10. "Sucker" (featuring Norah Jones) Patton, Dan the Automator 2:33
11. "We're Not Alone (Remix)" (featuring Dub Trio) Patton, DP Holmes, Joe Tomino, Stu Brooks 5:10

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Peak
2006 Billboard 200 103[3]
Billboard Top Heatseekers 1[3]
Billboard Top Independent Albums 3[3]
Billboard Australian Official Chart 12[2]


Year Single Chart Peak
2006 "Mojo" Billboard Alternative Songs 40[16]


  1. ^ "Interview with Mike Patton". June 1, 2006. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b " - Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
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  4. ^ a b "Peeping Tom Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Albertson, Camilla. "Peeping Tom : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ Dowling, Jordan (June 13, 2006). "Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom / Releases / Releases // Drowned in Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ Grischow, Chad (May 30, 2006). "Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom - IGN". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ Davies, Evan (August 3, 2006). "Peeping Tom". Now 25 (49). Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Peeping Tom « Okayplayer". Okayplayer. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Raposa, David (September 13, 2006). "Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ Schiller, Mike (May 31, 2006). "Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom < PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ Hoard, Christian (July 27, 2006). "Peeping Tom : Peeping Tom : Review : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on May 13, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom | Music Review last=Newlin". Slant Magazine. June 7, 2006. Retrieved August 31, 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  14. ^ McKeating, Scott (May 31, 2006). "Peeping Tom - Pepping Tom - Review - Stylus Magazine". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  15. ^ Harris, Chris (February 10, 2006). "Norah Jones Curses Up A Storm For New Mike Patton Project". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mojo - Peeping Tom |". Retrieved September 8, 2012. 

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