Bow Down to the Exit Sign

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Bow Down to the Exit Sign
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Studio album by David Holmes
Released June 2000
Genre Electronica
Length 54:00
Label Go! Beat
Producer David Holmes
David Holmes chronology
Let's Get Killed
(1997)
Bow Down to the Exit Sign
(2000)
David Holmes Presents the Free Association
(2002)

Bow Down to the Exit Sign is a studio album by David Holmes, released in 2000. It features contributions from Bobby Gillespie, Sean Gullette, Jon Spencer, Martina Topley-Bird and Carl Hancock Rux. The song "69 Police" features during the closing scene of the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven, and was included in the soundtrack.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 84/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5[3]
Entertainment Weekly A[4]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[6]
Muzik 5/5[7]
NME 6/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 8/10[11]

Bow Down to the Exit Sign received positive reviews from the majority of critics.[1] AllMusic's John Bush saw it as a "vast improvement" over Holmes' previous studio record, Let's Get Killed, concluding, "while his previous work came off as soundtrack material in desperate search of a film to accompany it, Bow Down to the Exit Sign is very much a fully formed record."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Live from the Peppermint Store" David Holmes 0:44
2. "Compared to What" (featuring Carl Hancock Rux) Gene McDaniels 6:15
3. "Sick City" (featuring Bobby Gillespie) Bobby Gillespie, Holmes, Darren Morris, Phil Mossman 4:20
4. "Drexler's Apt – Aftermath, Afternoon" Holmes 0:52
5. "Bad Thing" (featuring Jon Spencer and Martina Topley-Bird) Holmes, Morris, Mossman, Jon Spencer 5:42
6. "Voices, Siren, Rain" Holmes 0:22
7. "Incite a Riot" Holmes, Morris, Mossman 4:57
8. "69 Police" Holmes, Morris, Mossman, Nino Smeraldi, Italo Salizzato, Aldo Tagliapietra, Stanley Walden 4:31
9. "Outrun" (featuring Martina Topley-Bird) Holmes, Morris, Mossman, Martina Topley-Bird 4:46
10. "Living Room" (featuring Carl Hancock Rux) Holmes, Morris, Mossman, Carl Hancock Rux 6:43
11. "Happiness" Holmes 1:10
12. "Slip Your Skin" (featuring Bobby Gillespie) Gillespie, Holmes, Morris, Mossman 4:20
13. "Zero Tolerance" (featuring Martina Topley-Bird) Holmes, Morris, Mossman, Topley-Bird 4:00
14. "Commercial Break"   0:32
15. "Hey Lisa" Holmes, Morris, Mossman 4:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Bow Down To The Exit Sign by David Holmes". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Bow Down to the Exit Sign – David Holmes". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "David Holmes: Bow Down to the Exit Sign". Alternative Press (149): 96. December 2000. 
  4. ^ Seymour, Craig (27 October 2000). "Bow Down to the Exit Sign". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Kabuubi, Maxine (9 June 2000). "Ideal Holmes". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Hochman, Steve (22 October 2000). "A Fabulous Soundtrack to a Nonexistent Film". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Crysell, Andy (July 2000). "David Holmes: Bow Down to the Exit Sign (Go Beat)". Muzik (62): 79. 
  8. ^ Long, April (10 June 2000). "The In Sound from Way Out Sign". NME. 
  9. ^ "David Holmes: Bow Down to the Exit Sign (Go Beat)". Q (166). July 2000. 
  10. ^ Blashill, Pat (12 October 2000). "David Holmes: Bow Down to the Exit Sign". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Walters, Barry (December 2000). "David Holmes: Bow Down to the Exit Sign / Nigo: Ape Sounds". Spin. 16 (12): 228. Retrieved 26 June 2016.