Dongs of Sevotion

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Dongs of Sevotion
Dongs of Sevotion.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 4, 2000 (2000-04-04)
GenreLo-fi, indie rock
Length61:15
LabelDrag City, Domino
ProducerSmog
Smog chronology
The Manta Rays of Time
(2000)
Dongs of Sevotion
(2000)
Strayed
(2000)
Singles from Dongs of Sevotion
  1. "Strayed"
    Released: July 17, 2000 (2000-07-17)[1]

Dongs of Sevotion is the eighth studio album by Smog. It was released on April 3, 2000 in Europe by Domino Recording Company and a day later in North America by Drag City. It peaked at number 28 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic85/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
NME8/10[5]
Pitchfork9.3/10[6]
Q4/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[8]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 85% based on 10 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[3]

NME named it the 27th best album of 2000.[9] Pitchfork placed it at number 10 on the "Top 20 Albums of 2000" list.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bill Callahan.

No.TitleLength
1."Justice Aversion"4:50
2."Dress Sexy at My Funeral"5:30
3."Strayed"6:05
4."The Hard Road"2:47
5."Easily Led"3:00
6."Bloodflow"7:18
7."Nineteen"6:21
8."Distance"7:54
9."Devotion"5:55
10."Cold Discovery"5:56
11."Permanent Smile"5:39

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Bill Callahan – vocals, guitar, piano, hammond organ, synthesizer, jaw harp
  • Jennifer Collins – backing vocals
  • Nicole Evans – backing vocals
  • Damian Rogers – backing vocals
  • Jeff Parker – guitar
  • Matt Lux – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Richard Schuler – drums
  • John McEntire – drums, percussion, recording, mixing
  • Phil Bonnet – recording
  • Joe Dilillo – recording
  • John Towner – recording

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[2] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smog - "Strayed"". Drag City. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 09 April 2000 - 15 April 2000". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Dongs of Sevotion by Smog". Metacritic. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Dongs of Sevotion – Smog". AllMusic. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Long, April (March 28, 2000). "Smog – Dongs Of Sevotion". NME. Archived from the original on June 20, 2000. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  6. ^ LeMay, Matt (March 31, 2000). "Smog: Dongs of Sevotion". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  7. ^ Fearn, Rob (May 2000). "Smog: Dongs of Sevotion". Q (164): 118. Archived from the original on December 4, 2000. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Smog". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 754–55. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 2000". NME. October 10, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Top 20 Albums of 2000". Pitchfork. January 1, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2018.

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