Bodily Functions (album)

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Bodily Functions
Bodily Functions.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 June 2001 (2001-06-05)
Recorded1997–2001
GenreHouse[1]
Length72:14
Label!K7
ProducerMatthew Herbert
Herbert chronology
Around the House
(1998)
Bodily Functions
(2001)
Secondhand Sounds
(2002)
Singles from Bodily Functions
  1. "Leave Me Now"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Suddenly"
    Released: 2000
  3. "The Audience"
    Released: 2001
  4. "Addiction"
    Released: 2002

Bodily Functions is a studio album by British electronic musician Herbert. It was released by !K7 Records in 2001.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Clash9/10[3]
Muzik5/5[4]
Pitchfork8.8/10[5]
Record Collector4/5 stars[6]
Resident Advisor4.5/5[7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[9]
Spin8/10[10]
Uncut4/5 stars[11]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "the perfect marriage of art and intelligence".[2] Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine said: "Often jazzy, often housey and sometimes folky, the album rarely misses a beat in any of its assumed genres."[12] PopMatters writer Kevin Strychalski called the album Herbert's "Mona Lisa", writing that "never before has an artist working within the electronic medium delivered an album of such depth and maturity."[13]

Pitchfork placed Bodily Functions at number 173 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[14] It was also named the 16th best album of the decade by Resident Advisor.[15] Slant Magazine named it the 3rd best album of 2001.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."You're Unknown to Me"2:13
2."It's Only"7:21
3."Foreign Bodies"5:37
4."Suddenly"6:29
5."I Know"4:24
6."Leave Me Now"6:36
7."The Last Beat"4:20
8."You Saw It All"7:04
9."On Reflection"4:29
10."About This Time Each Day"3:44
11."Addiction"6:44
12."I Miss You"4:52
13."It's Only a Reprise"1:57
14."The Audience"6:15

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Paul. "Matthew Herbert: Bodily Functions". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "Bodily Functions – Herbert". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ Bennett, Matthew (12 May 2012). "Matthew Herbert – Bodily Functions". Clash. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ Moore, Ralph (June 2001). "Herbert: Bodily Functions (Soundslike/!K7)". Muzik (73): 72.
  5. ^ Cooper, Paul (5 June 2001). "Matthew Herbert: Bodily Functions". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  6. ^ Seabrook, Tom (January 2013). "Herbert – Bodily Functions". Record Collector (410). Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ Stubbs, David (7 January 2013). "Matthew Herbert – Bodily Functions". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  8. ^ Caramanica, Jon (11 June 2001). "Bodily Functions: Herbert". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 6 May 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (2004). "Herbert". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 376. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  10. ^ Reynolds, Simon (July 2001). "Herbert: Bodily Functions". Spin. 17 (7): 135. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Herbert: Bodily Functions". Uncut (51): 92. August 2001.
  12. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (14 June 2001). "Herbert: Bodily Functions". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  13. ^ Strychalski, Kevin (4 June 2001). "Herbert: Bodily Functions". PopMatters. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  14. ^ "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  16. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (15 December 2001). "Top 10 Albums, Singles, and Music Videos of 2001 (page 1 of 7)". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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