Super Extra Gravity

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Super Extra Gravity
Studio album by The Cardigans
Released 14 October 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock
Length 40:03 (Standard Edition)
Label Stockholm Records
Producer Tore Johansson
The Cardigans chronology
Long Gone Before Daylight
(2003)
Super Extra Gravity
(2005)
Best of
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (64/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music (positive)[3]
The Music Box 2.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[5]
PopMatters (7/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[8]
Spin (4/10)[9]
The Times (positive)[10]
Yahoo! Music UK 7/10 stars[11]

Super Extra Gravity is The Cardigans' sixth album. It was produced by Tore Johansson who last worked with The Cardigans on Gran Turismo and since then with the band Franz Ferdinand. The album was released in Germany and Ireland on 14 October 2005 and in the UK on 17 October 2005. A Japanese edition has since been released. The first single released was "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer". The second single was "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)." It was said that "Godspell"—the lyrics of which reference a conservative religious mentality common to the band's hometown of Jönköping— was to be the third single, but plans for its release fell through.

Track listing[edit]

Music by Peter Svensson, lyrics by Nina Persson and Nathan Larson, except where noted.

  1. "Losing a Friend" (lyrics by Persson) – 3:44
  2. "Godspell" – 3:29
  3. "Drip Drop Teardrop" (lyrics by Persson) – 3:15
  4. "Overload" – 3:18
  5. "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer" – 3:33
  6. "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)" – 3:37
  7. "Little Black Cloud" (lyrics by Persson) – 3:26
  8. "In the Round" – 4:17
  9. "Holy Love" – 4:07
  10. "Good Morning Joan" – 3:37
  11. "And Then You Kissed Me II" – 4:01
  12. "Bonus Tracks" (UK bonus track) – 0:22
  13. "Give Me Your Eyes" (UK bonus track) – 3:23
  14. "Slow" (UK bonus track) – 4:03
  15. "Slowdown Town" (French and Japanese bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

Godspell German promo cover
  1. I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer (8 October 2005, #59 UK)
  2. Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds) (6 February 2006, not released in UK)
  • The band planned to release "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)" in the UK in April 2006, but this was cancelled because of the poor performance of the album and first single there. Instead, a two-track digital single was released on iTunes in the UK.
  • Promos were sent to radio in Europe for "Godspell" as a third single from the album, but a full commercial release never happened.

Chart position[edit]

Country Peak Position
Sweden [12] 1
Norway[13] 8
Denmark[14] 14
Finland [15] 15
United Kingdom[16] 78
Germany[17] 30
Austria [18] 48
Switzerland [19] 42
France[20] 85
Italy[21] 29
Japan 142

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