Central Belters

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Central Belters
Central Belters cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Released23 October 2015
Length3:39:39 (total)
LabelRock Action
ProducerMogwai, Paul Savage, Andy Miller, Jamie Harley, Michael Brennan Jr., Dave Fridmann, Tony Doogan, Geoff Allan
Mogwai chronology
Rave Tapes
Central Belters

Central Belters is a compilation album by the post-rock group Mogwai released in October 2015, and is a career retrospective of the group's work to mark their 20th anniversary. The album contains highlights from the group's work, non-album singles, and some rarities.[1] The title refers to the Central Belt of Scotland, from where the group originated. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Central Belters received an average score of 86, based on 9 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD1 (LP1 & LP2)
1."Summer" (from the 1996 single)4:27
2."Helicon 1" (from the 1997 single)5:57
3."CODY" (from the 1999 album Come On Die Young)6:35
4."Christmas Steps" (from the 1999 album Come On Die Young)10:39
5."I Know You Are But What Am I?" (from the 2003 album Happy Songs for Happy People)5:18
6."Hunted By a Freak" (from the 2003 album Happy Songs for Happy People)4:17
7."Stanley Kubrick" (from the 1999 EP EP)4:15
8."Take Me Somewhere Nice" (from the 2001 album Rock Action)6:59
9."2 Rights Make 1 Wrong" (from the 2001 album Rock Action)9:33
10."Mogwai Fear Satan" (from the 1997 album Mogwai Young Team)16:21
CD2 (LP3 & LP4)
1."Auto Rock" (from the 2006 album Mr Beast)4:19
2."Travel is Dangerous" (from the 2006 album Mr Beast)4:01
3."Friend of the Night" (from the 2006 album Mr Beast)5:30
4."We're No Here" (from the 2006 album Mr Beast)5:37
5."I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead" (from the 2008 album The Hawk Is Howling)6:44
6."The Sun Smells Too Loud" (from the 2008 album The Hawk Is Howling)6:59
7."Batcat" (from the 2008 album The Hawk Is Howling)5:23
8."Mexican Grand Prix" (from the 2011 album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will)5:19
9."Rano Pano" (from the 2011 album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will)5:15
10."How To Be a Werewolf" (from the 2011 album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will)6:22
11."Wizard Motor" (from the 2013 soundtrack Les Revenants)4:41
12."Remurdered" (from the 2014 album Rave Tapes)6:26
13."The Lord is Out of Control" (from the 2014 album Rave Tapes)4:23
14."Teenage Exorcists" (from the 2014 EP Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.)3:32
CD3 (LP5 & LP6)
1."Hugh Dallas" (from the Come On Die Young sessions, included on 2014 reissue)8:33
2."Half Time" (from the 2006 soundtrack Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait)6:51
3."Burn Girl Prom Queen" (from the 1999 EP EP)8:31
4."Devil Rides (feat. Roky Erikson)" (from the 2008 EP Batcat)4:01
5."Hasenheide" (from the 2011 single "Rano Pano")3:29
6."Tell Everybody That I Love Them" (from the box set version of 2014 album Rave Tapes)4:41
7."Earth Division" (from the 2012 compilation Occupy This Album)6:02
8."Hungry Face" (from the 2013 soundtrack Les Revenants)2:23
9."D to E" (from the 2001 US Tour EP)6:01
10."My Father My King" (from the 2001 single)20:14



Chart (2015) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 57
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 59
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 126
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 40


  1. ^ "Mogwai celebrate 20 years with Central Belters compilation". FACT. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Reviews for Central Belters". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  3. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/central-belters/id1039971176
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mogwai – Central Belters" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mogwai – Central Belters" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mogwai – Central Belters". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 October 2015.