Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures

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Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 17, 2004 (2004-05-17)[1]
StudioMexican Vampire Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GenreHip hop, electronic[2]
Length56:05
LabelNinja Tune
ProducerSixtoo
Sixtoo chronology
Almost a Dot on the Map: The Psyche Years 1996-2002
(2004)
Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures
(2004)
Jackals and Vipers in Envy of Man
(2007)
Singles from Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures
  1. "Boxcutter Emporium"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Cokemachineglow73/100[4]
Dusted Magazinefavorable[5]
The Milk Factory4.2/5[6]
Pitchfork7.8/10[7]
Splendid Magazinefavorable[8]
The Strangerfavorable[9]
Stylus MagazineC+[10]
Uncut4/5 stars[11]
XLR8Rfavorable[12]

Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures is a studio album by Canadian hip hop artist Sixtoo. It was released on Ninja Tune in 2004.[13] It peaked at number 65 on the CMJ Top 200 chart.[14] Damo Suzuki provided vocals on "Storm Clouds & Silver Linings".[15][16]

Critical reception[edit]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5, saying, "Sixtoo's productions are dripping with atmosphere, and he possesses the fiending of a soundtracker for sounds that listeners haven't heard before but can immediately associate with a feeling -- and that feeling is usually a delicious sense of dread."[3] Matthew Newton of XLR8R said: "Experimenting with acidic rock guitars and grimy basslines, Sixtoo reveals a new stylistic approach while retaining his signature murky sound."[12]

David Moore of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.8 out of 10, saying: "Where so many electronic artists demonstrate their 'legitimate' acoustic abilities with the insistence of a neglected studio musician, Sixtoo's development as live musician and composer comes across as natural and well-suited to his talents."[7] He called it "an admirably genuine fusion of acoustic composition with the sensibilities of electronic music."[7]

Exclaim! named it the 2nd best electronic album of 2004.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Boxcutter Emporium Part 1"2:16
2."Chewing on Glass"1:20
3."Sidewinders"2:01
4."Karmic Retribution"1:13
5."Funny Sticks Reprise"2:13
6."Boxcutter Emporium Part 2"4:50
7."Boxcutter Emporium Part 3"2:57
8."Old Days Architecture"4:24
9."Chainsaw Buffet"1:17
10."Snake Bite"5:04
11."Transient Control"1:55
12."Chainsaw Breakfast"0:38
13."Horse Drawn Carriage"5:27
14."Chainsaw Juggler"0:29
15."The Honesty of Constant Human Error"4:33
16."Storm Clouds & Silver Linings" (featuring Damo Suzuki)8:52
17."Closing Day Sale"6:26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures by Sixtoo". Ninja Tune. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Electronic: Year in Review 2004". Exclaim!. January 1, 2006. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bush, John. "Chewing on Glass & Other Miracle Cures - Sixtoo". AllMusic. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Newell, Aaron (August 11, 2004). "Sixtoo: Chewing on Glass and Other Miracle Cures". Cokemachineglow. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Ho, Brian (July 12, 2004). "Sixtoo - Chewing on Glass and Other Miracle Cures". Dusted Magazine. Archived from the original on April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Kutchinsky, Serena (June 2004). "SIXTOO Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures". The Milk Factory. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Moore, David (August 30, 2004). "Sixtoo: Chewing Glass & Other Miracle Cures". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Zachrich, Sarah (May 18, 2004). "Sixtoo: Chewing on Glass and Other Miracle Cures". Splendid Magazine. Archived from the original on August 13, 2004. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Segal, Dave (June 3, 2004). "beatseeking missives". The Stranger. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Mathers, Ian (June 21, 2004). "Sixtoo - Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Chouhan, Monica (July 1, 2004). "Sixtoo – Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures". Uncut. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Newton, Matthew (June 15, 2004). "Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures". XLR8R. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Wheeler, Melissa (May 1, 2004). "Sixtoo And Change". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "CMJ Top 200". CMJ New Music Report: 9. July 12, 2004.
  15. ^ Turenne, Martin (September 2, 2004). "The Thrill Of Digging For Vinyl Is Gone For Sixtoo". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  16. ^ Orlov, Piotr (July 22, 2004). "Sixtoo Hops Off". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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