Snacktime!

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Snacktime!
Studio album by Barenaked Ladies
Released 6 May 2008
Recorded November - December 2007
Genre Alternative rock
Length 53:50
Label Desperation
Producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda
Barenaked Ladies chronology
Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan
(2007)
Snacktime
(2008)
All in Good Time
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Common Sense Media 5/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [3]

Snacktime! is the ninth studio album by Canadian band Barenaked Ladies released on May 6, 2008 by Desperation Records.[4] A companion book was written with artwork by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn, who also contributed artwork for the album. It is the final Barenaked Ladies album to include Steven Page, who departed the band on February 25, 2009. He was subsequently quoted, saying of the album, "[i]t was a lot of fun to do, but it wasn't my idea. I was along for the ride."[5]

Snacktime! reached #10 on Canadian charts and peaked at #61 on the Billboard 200. It also won a Juno Award in 2008 in the Best Children's Album category.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "7 8 9"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 1:33
2. "The Ninjas"   Steven Page Steven Page 1:06
3. "Pollywog In A Bog"   Jim Creeggan, Ed Robertson Jim Creeggan 3:05
4. "Raisins"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 1:40
5. "Eraser"   Kevin Hearn Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart 2:24
6. "I Can Sing"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 1:09
7. "Louis Loon"   Jim Creeggan, Ed Robertson Steven Page 2:58
8. "Food Party"   Barenaked Ladies Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart 1:40
9. "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy I: Snacktime"   Kevin Hearn Kevin Hearn 3:30
10. "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy II: Popcorn"   Kevin Hearn Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson 1:17
11. "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy III: Vegetable Town"   Kevin Hearn Kevin Hearn 2:31
12. "Drawing"   Kevin Hearn Steven Page 1:44
13. "Humungous Tree"   Kevin Hearn Steven Page 3:29
14. "My Big Sister"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 0:54
15. "Allergies"   Kevin Hearn, Tyler Stewart Tyler Stewart, Kevin Hearn 1:48
16. "I Don't Like"   Steven Page, Ed Robertson Steven Page, Ed Robertson 3:07
17. "What a Wild Tune"   Kevin Hearn Ed Robertson 2:32
18. "Bad Day"   Steven Page Steven Page 3:42
19. "Things"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 0:57
20. "Curious"   Steven Page, Ed Robertson Steven Page, Ed Robertson 2:01
21. "A Word for That"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 1:40
22. "Wishing"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 2:12
23. "Crazy ABC's"   Steven Page, Ed Robertson Steven Page, Ed Robertson 3:49
24. "Here Come The Geese"   Kevin Hearn Kevin Hearn 3:13

"Snacktime" guest callers[edit]

The first song in the Canadian Snacktime Trilogy, entitled "Snacktime", features numerous guest callers stating their favourite snack. Some of these callers are celebrities while others are children of the band. Some of the celebrities[6] and children with their respective snacks of choice are listed below, in order of appearance.

The track itself (along with the two following) is named for Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snacktime! at AllMusic
  2. ^ This review was written by Jacqueline Rupp (2008-05-06). "Snack Time! - Music Review". Commonsensemedia.org. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ Clarke, Eileen (2008-05-30). "What's new in Kids' albums". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  4. ^ Billboard.com: "Ninjas, Raisins Present On BNL Kids Album"
  5. ^ McCoy, Heath (July 21, 2009). "Steven Page stripped bare". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on July 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  6. ^ Rush's Geddy Lee To Guest On Children's CD