TNT (Tortoise album)

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Studio album by Tortoise
Released March 10, 1998
Recorded November 1996–November 1997
Genre Post-rock, experimental rock, jazz fusion
Length 64:48
Label Thrill Jockey
Producer John McEntire
Tortoise chronology
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
In the Fishtank 5
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (neither) link

TNT is the third album by American post-rock band Tortoise. The cover art is simply a doodle made by a band member on a CD-R cover insert during the recording sessions.[citation needed]

"Jetty" is an alternate version of 1997 song "La Jetée" by Tortoise's jazzier sister group, Isotope 217. (Both songs took their name from landmark experimental film La jetée.)

The track "In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, and Beethoven There Were Women and Men" takes its title from a similarly titled work from Robert Ashley recorded in 1972.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "TNT" – 7:33
  2. "Swung from the Gutters" – 5:52
  3. "Ten-Day Interval" – 4:44
  4. "I Set My Face to the Hillside" – 6:08
  5. "The Equator" – 3:42
  6. "A Simple Way to Go Faster Than Light That Does Not Work" – 3:33
  7. "The Suspension Bridge at Iguazú Falls" – 5:38
  8. "Four-Day Interval" – 4:45
  9. "In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, and Beethoven There Were Women and Men" – 7:29
  10. "Almost Always Is Nearly Enough" – 2:42
  11. "Jetty" – 8:21
  12. "Everglade" – 4:21