Compass (Jamie Lidell album)

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Compass
Jamie-lidell-compass.jpg
Studio album by Jamie Lidell
Released May 18, 2010
Genre Soul, folk, blues
Label Warp Records
Producer Jamie Lidell
Jamie Lidell chronology
JIM
(2008)
Compass
(2010)
Jamie Lidell
(2013)

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 songs written and composed 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"    

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
NU.nl 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
XLR8R 7.5/10 stars

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

Credits[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

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