Compass (Jamie Lidell album)

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Studio album by Jamie Lidell
Released May 18, 2010
Genre Soul, folk, blues
Label Warp Records
Producer Jamie Lidell
Jamie Lidell chronology
Jamie Lidell

Compass is a 2010 album by Jamie Lidell, released May 18. It is produced by Lidell and features additional production by Beck, Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, Lindsey Rome and Robbie Lackritz.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jamie Lidell, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Completely Exposed"     3:24
2. "Your Sweet Boom"     3:13
3. "She Needs Me"     5:55
4. "I Wanna Be Your Telephone"   Lidell & Snax 3:29
5. "Enough's Enough"     2:55
6. "The Ring"     3:44
7. "You Are Waking"     3:42
8. "I Can Love Again"     2:10
9. "It's a Kiss"     3:47
10. "Compass"     5:33
11. "Gypsy Blood"     2:16
12. "Coma Chameleon"   Lidell & Beck Hansen 3:20
13. "Big Drift"   Lidell, Hansen, Leslie Feist & Lindsey Rome 4:45
14. "You See My Light"     2:09
15. "Completely Exposed – Heavy Ramble" (iTunes Bonus track)   8:30
Deluxe edition bonus CD
No. Title Length
1. "Turn It Around"    
2. "Lies Inside"    
3. "Your Sweet Boom Dub"    
4. "Pat's Compass"    
5. "Lies Inside Cold Dub"    
6. "Enhanced: A Video Introduction To Compass"    


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 8/10 stars[1]
The Boston Globe Positive link
One Thirty BPM (78%) link
Slant 4/5 stars link
BBC Music Positive link
Pitchfork Media (6.6/10) link
Washington City Paper Positive link
Spin 3.5/5 stars link
In One Ear 4/5 stars link
Times Online 4/5 stars link
Clash 8/10 stars link
NME 6/10 stars link
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
XLR8R 7.5/10 stars link

Compass received generally favorable reviews upon its release, earning a rating of 74 out of 100 on review aggregrator website Metacritic.[2]


  • Jamie Lidell: Production, vocals, vocal effects, beat box, synths, Moog, piano, drum machine, guitar, tambourine, percussion, drums, mixing
  • Bryan Baird (Feist): Shaker, trumpet, French horn, fugel
  • Jesse Baird (Feist): Drums, percussion
  • Chris Bautista: Trumpet
  • Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear): Drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Nikka Costa: Vocals
  • Matt Demeritt: Tenor sax
  • Leslie Feist: Vocals, shouts, percussion, guitar
  • James Gadson (Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye): Drums, percussion
  • Daniel Raymond Gahn: Drums
  • Chilly Gonzales: Piano
  • Beck Hansen: Production, guitar, Juno synth, vocals
  • Robbie Lackritz (Feist): Production
  • Brian Lebarton (Beck): Percussion, electronic drums, synth, keys, vocals
  • Carlin Nicholson (Zeus): Bass
  • Mike O'Brien (Zeus): Guitar
  • David Ralicke: Trombone, sax
  • Lindsey Rome: Production, vocals, percussion, design, photos and artwork
  • Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear): Guitar
  • Dan Rothschild: Bass
  • Pat Sansone (Wilco): Wurlitzer, bass, rhodes, mellotron, percussion, gongs, celeste, vocals, mallets
  • Justin Stanley (Beck): Drums, Mexican bass, percussion
  • Snax: Vocals, synth
  • Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear): Production, mixing, bass, synth, guitar, bass clarinet, flute, sax


  1. ^ Oitmann, Pierre. "Review: Compass". Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jamie Lidell: Compass (2010): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-05-21.