Cut the World

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Cut the World
Antony and the Johnsons - Cut the World.jpg
Live album by Antony and the Johnsons
Released 7 August 2012 (2012-08-07)
Recorded 2–3 September 2011
Venue Koncerthuset
(Copenhagen, Denmark)
Genre Baroque pop
Length 60:42[1]
Label Rough Trade
Producer Karl Bjerre Skibsted
Antony and the Johnsons chronology
Swanlights
(2010)
Cut the World
(2012)
Turning
(2014)

Cut the World is a live album by Antony and the Johnsons, recorded in Copenhagen and released in August 2012.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[3]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[4]
NME 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10[6]

Cut the World received wide acclaim from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 31 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Antony and the Johnsons

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Cut the World"     4:19
2. "Future Feminism"     7:35
3. "Cripple and the Starfish"   Antony and the Johnsons 5:32
4. "You Are My Sister"   I Am a Bird Now 4:20
5. "Swanlights"   Swanlights 7:18
6. "Epilepsy Is Dancing"   The Crying Light 2:57
7. "Another World"   The Crying Light 5:26
8. "Kiss My Name"   The Crying Light 4:07
9. "I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy"   I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy (EP) 4:51
10. "Rapture"   Antony and the Johnsons 4:47
11. "The Crying Light"   The Crying Light 3:21
12. "Twilight"   Antony and the Johnsons 6:09
Total length:
60:42
  • The title track "Cut the World" is a new song from Antony that was made for the play The Life and Death of Marina Abramović directed by Robert Wilson and starring Antony, Marina Abramović and Willem Dafoe.[7]
  • "Future Feminism" is a spoken word track where Antony "discusses his ideas in a speech he made during one of the concerts. Addressing the effects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Antony explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world."[7]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Cut the World album liner notes.[8]

Antony and the Johnsons
  • Antony – vocals, arranger
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano
  • Rob Moose – arranger, conductor
  • Maxim Moston – arranger
Additional

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[9] 24
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[10] 8
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[11] 38
Danish Albums Chart[12] 31
Dutch Albums Chart[13] 2
French Albums Chart[14] 20
German Albums Chart[15] 27
Irish Albums Chart[16] 22
Irish Indie Albums Chart[17] 4
Italian Albums Chart[18] 25
Norwegian Albums Chart[19] 11
Spanish Albums Chart[20] 10
Swedish Albums Chart[21] 28
Swiss Albums Chart[22] 27
UK Albums Chart[23] 41
UK Indie Albums Chart[24] 3
US Independent Albums[25] 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Cut the World [Live] – Antony and the Johnsons". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World". musicOMH. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World". NME. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Secretly Canadian". Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Cut the World (CD liner notes). Antony and the Johnsons. Rough Trade Records. 2012. RTRADCD663. 
  9. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World" (in German). IFPI Austria. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World". IFPI Denmark. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons, Cut The World" (in German). Media Control. charts.de. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 9 August 2012". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Top 10 Independent Artist Albums, Week Ending 9 August 2012". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Artisti – Classifica settimanale dal 06/08/2012 al 12/08/2012" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World". Verdens Gang. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World". Productores de Música de España. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World". Swedish Recording Industry Association. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "The Official Charts Company – Cut The World by Antony and the Johnsons Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "2012 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons Album & Song Chart History – Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 4 September 2012.