Blender (The Murmurs album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Studio album by The Murmurs
Released August 4, 1998 (1998-08-04)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Alternative pop
Length 33:37
Label MCA
Producer Larry Klein
k.d. lang
Matthew Wilder
The Murmurs chronology
Pristine Smut

Blender is the third studio album released by American alternative pop band The Murmurs; it was released in 1998 on MCA. The album was produced by Larry Klein, k.d. lang and Matthew Wilder.[1] Blender includes some re-recorded tracks from their second album Pristine Smut, and three new songs.[2] All of the tracks were written by band members Leisha Hailey and Heather Grody. One, "Smash", was co-written with members of rock band The Go-Go's, Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey.[3]


In a review for Allmusic, Alex Henderson gave Blender a star rating of four out of five, calling it "power-pop heaven". Henderson compared the sound of the album to that The Go-Go's and praised "Underdog", "Sucker Upper" and "La Di Da" in particular as "first-class ... fun, melodic offerings".[3] Robert Christgau gave the album a B- rating and compared it negatively to its predecessor, Pristine Smut. He criticized the band's "pusillanimity", and said "they were cuter with slime on their pudenda".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  • "La Di Da" — 2:57
  • "I'm a Mess" — 3:13
  • "Big Talker" — 2:58
  • "Misfit" — 4:03
  • "Smash" — 2:35
  • "Genius" — 3:42
  • "Don't Lie" — 2:56
  • "Underdog" — 2:56
  • "Sucker Upper" — 3:00
  • "Country Song" — 2:28
  • "About Nothin'" — 2:49



  1. ^ a b c d "Blender — Murmurs — Credits", Allmusic, Rovi Corporation, retrieved June 12, 2011 
  2. ^ "Overlooked 'Smut' Gets Second Shot", Daily News, Kentucky, p. 5, August 26, 1998, retrieved June 12, 2011 
  3. ^ a b Henderson, Alex, "Blender — Murmurs — Review", Allmusic, Rovi Corporation, retrieved June 12, 2011 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert, "CG: The Murmurs",, retrieved June 12, 2011