Does You Inspire You

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Does You Inspire You
Does You Inspire You Chairlift.jpg
Studio album by Chairlift
Released July 22, 2008 (2008-07-22)
Genre
Length 43:50 (original release)
52:04 (2009 reissue)
Label
Producer Britt Myers
Chairlift chronology
Does You Inspire You
(2008)
Something
(2012)

Does You Inspire You is the debut studio album by American indie band Chairlift, released on July 22, 2008 on Kanine Records.

Release[edit]

After briefly going out of print on its original Kanine Records label, the album was re-released by Columbia Records on April 21, 2009 with two additional tracks not included on the original release and a longer version of "Make Your Mind Up". The lead single "Bruises" was featured in an iPod commercial,[1] and the video for "Evident Utensil" was nominated for an award in the "Breakthrough Video" category at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [4]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[5]
NME 8/10 stars[6]
Pitchfork (5.6/10) [7]
Prefix (7.5/10) [8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [9]
Spin 4/5 stars [10]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[11]

Does You Inspire You received mostly positive reviews 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 68, based on 16 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[12]

Alex Miller of NME praised the album stating, "Swathed as it is in the kind of ’80s arrangements of flutes and chiming guitars that have rarely been allowed beyond Carol Decker’s lushest, most velveteen fantasies, this album is an open goal to accusations of trend-following revivalism."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Garbage" – 4:43
  2. "Planet Health" – 4:17
  3. "Earwig Town" – 3:02
  4. "Bruises" – 4:00
  5. "Somewhere Around Here" – 4:30
  6. "Evident Utensil" – 2:51
  7. "Territory" – 6:04
  8. "Le Flying Saucer Hat" † – 3:17
  9. "Make Your Mind Up" ‡ – 4:24 (5:18 on reissue)
  10. "Dixie Gypsy" † – 4:03
  11. "Don't Give A Damn" – 4:21
  12. "Chameleon Closet" – 1:59
  13. "Ceiling Wax" – 3:39
  • † bonus tracks added for 2009 Columbia reissue
  • ‡ 2009 reissue features full version with extended intro

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suzanne Baran (September 16, 2008). "Chairlift Gets A Boost From iPod Nano Ad". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  2. ^ "2009 MTV Video Music Awards: Breakthrough Video". MTV. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Does You Inspire You by Chairlift". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Leahey, Andrew. Does You Inspire You at AllMusic
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Does You Inspire You". Robert Christgau. 
  6. ^ a b NME.COM. "Chairlift - NME.COM". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Chairlift: Does You Inspire You Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Album Review: Chairlift - Does You Inspire You". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Album Reviews". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Chairlift, 'Does You Inspire You?' (Kanine) - SPIN". 11 October 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Rogers, Jude (23 October 2008). "Rock & pop review: Chairlift: Does You Inspire You". Retrieved 5 October 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  12. ^ "Does You Inspire You – Chairlift". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 15, 2015.