Blood, Looms, and Blooms

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Blood, Looms, and Blooms
Blood, Looms, and Blooms.jpg
Studio album by Leila
Released 2008 (2008)
Genre IDM, indietronica
Length 54:51
Label Warp
Producer Leila
Leila chronology
Courtesy of Choice
(2000)
Blood, Looms, and Blooms
(2008)
U&I
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Cokemachineglow 82%[3]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 8.0/10[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7]

Blood, Looms, and Blooms is the third studio album by electronic artist Leila, released by Warp in 2008.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

PopMatters placed it at number 5 on the "Best Electronic(a) Albums of 2008" list.[8] Gilles Peterson named it the 16th best album of 2008.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Mollie" 5:20
2. "Time to Blow" (with Terry Hall on vocals) 3:07
3. "Little Acorns" (with Khemahl and Thaon Richardson on vocals) 3:29
4. "Daisies, Cats and Spacemen" (with Roya Arab on vocals) 4:26
5. "Mettle" (with Andy Cox and Justin Percival on guitar) 4:24
6. "Teases Me" (with Luca Santucci on vocals) 3:31
7. "Carplos" 4:21
8. "The Exotics" (with Seaming To on vocals) 3:46
9. "Deflect" (with Martina Topley-Bird on vocals and Lance Shepherd on guitar) 4:23
10. "Norwegian Wood" (with Luca Santucci on vocals) 3:34
11. "Lush Dolphins" 4:03
12. "Ur Train" (with Luca Santucci on vocals) 2:37
13. "Young Ones" (with Zan Lyons on cello and Sabina Doobay and Kweku Aacht on clarinet) 3:23
14. "Why Should I?" (with Terry Hall and Martina Topley-Bird on vocals) 4:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blood, Looms, And Blooms by Leila". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Blood, Looms and Blooms - Leila". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Abravanel, David (16 August 2008). "Leila: Blood, Looms and Blooms". Cokemachineglow. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Whyte, Tony Robert (22 July 2008). "Leila - Blood Looms and Blooms". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (3 July 2008). "Leila, Blood, Looms and Blooms". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Clarke, Mia (1 October 2008). "Leila: Blood, Looms and Blooms". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Padilla, Sean (3 August 2008). "Leila: Blood, Looms and Blooms". PopMatters. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Best Electronic(a) Albums of 2008". PopMatters. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Gilles Peterson - Tracklisting". BBC. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 

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