A Better Version of Me

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A Better Version of Me
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Studio album by Rainer Maria
Released January 23, 2001 (2001-01-23)
Recorded September 1, 2000 (2000-09-01) – September 14, 2000 (2000-09-14)
Genre Indie rock
Label Polyvinyl
Producer Mark Haines
Rainer Maria chronology
Look Now Look Again
(1999)
A Better Version of Me
(2001)
Long Knives Drawn
(2003)

A Better Version of Me is the third studio album by the indie rock band Rainer Maria.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (61/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
PopMatters favorable[4]

"Matured vocal power and solid song structure have replaced the cacophonous ways of their youth."[4] - PopMatters
"Caithlin De Marrais' graceful, yet abrasive vocals craft the dynamic of the band..."[2] - Allmusic

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rainer Maria.

No. Title Length
1. "Artificial Light" 3:40
2. "Thought I Was" 3:16
3. "Ceremony" 4:20
4. "The Seven Sisters" 6:11
5. "Save My Skin" 5:12
6. "The Contents of Lincoln's Pockets" 4:19
7. "Atropine" 6:34
8. "Spit and Fire" 4:28
9. "Hell and High Water" 3:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Caithlin De Marrais – group member
  • Kyle Fischer – group member
  • William Kuehn – group member
  • Elliot Dicks – assistant engineer, mixing, assistant producer, assistant
  • Mark Haines – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Lesley Vance – cover painting
  • Mark Owens – artwork, design
  • Matt Owens – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Better Version Of Me Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, MacKenzie. "A Better Version of Me - Rainer Maria". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Hermes, Will (9 February 2001). "Album Review: 'A Better Version of Me' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Gamlem, Erik. "Rainer Maria: A Better Vision of Me". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 November 2011.