Snowball (album)

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Studio album by The Field Mice
Released September 4, 1989
Genre Indie pop, twee pop
Length 33:56
Label Sarah Records
The Field Mice chronology
2005 Reissue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) link
Stylus Magazine (B-) link

Snowball is the debut album by The Field Mice. It was originally released as a 10" vinyl LP. It includes their landmark electronic dance-pop classic "Let's Kiss and Make Up", which became even better known when covered by Saint Etienne the following year. The other tracks feature jangle pop ("You're Kidding Aren't You?", "Everything About You"), heartbreak ballads ("End Of The Affair"), euphoric love songs ("Couldn't Feel Safer", "This Love Is Not Wrong"), Creation-esque shoegaze guitar fuzz-outs ("White" - which is effectively this album's sequel to earlier single "Sensitive"), and icy New Order-influenced synth /guitar workouts (the closing track "Letting Go").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let's Kiss and Make Up" – 6:13
  2. "You're Kidding Aren't You" – 2:30
  3. "End of the Affair" – 4:14
  4. "Couldn't Feel Safer" – 3:47
  5. "This Love Is Not Wrong" – 3:21
  6. "Everything About You" – 2:30
  7. "White" – 4:17
  8. "Letting Go" – 6:33

2005 bonus tracks[edit]

The following tracks appear on the 2005 reissue of the album from LTM recordings.

  1. "Sensitive"
  2. "When Morning Comes To Town"
  3. "Emma's House"
  4. "When You Sleep"
  5. "Fabulous Friend"
  6. "The Last Letter"
  7. "I Can See Myself Alone Forever"
  8. "Everything About You"
  9. "That's All This Is"