Earth vs. The Pipettes

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Earth vs. The Pipettes
The Pipettes - Earth vs. The Pipettes.jpg
Studio album by The Pipettes
Released 6 September 2010 (UK)
13 September 2010 (US download)
16 November 2010 (US)
Genre Indie pop
Label Fortuna POP!
The Pipettes chronology
We Are the Pipettes
(2006)
Earth vs. Pipettes
(2010)
Singles from Earth vs. The Pipettes
  1. "Our Love Was Saved By Spacemen"
    Released: February 2010
  2. "Stop The Music"
    Released: 19 April 2010

Earth vs. The Pipettes is the second album from the British girl group, The Pipettes, and first album as a duo. "Our Love was Saved By Spacemen" was released as a viral video online, and received generally positive reviews from websites such as PopJustice and PopMatters.

"Stop The Music," their official first single from the album, was released on 19 April 2010. Its music video was released on 23 March 2010.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Artrocker 3/5 stars[3]
Complete Music Update (positive)[4]
Contact Music (mixed)[5]
Daily Music Guide 3/5 stars[6]
Electroqueer (positive)[7]
Glasswerk (positive)[8]
The Independent (positive)[9]
Juice Magazine (positive)[10]
Misformusic.com 3/5 stars[11]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[12]
Pitchfork Media (3.2/10)[13]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[14]
SPIN 6/10 stars[15]
This Is Fake DIY 8/10 stars[16]
2-4-7 Music 3/5 stars[17]

Upon its release, Earth vs. The Pipettes received generally mixed reviews from most music critics.[18] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 55, based on 11 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews".[18]

Internet music portal the Daily Music Guide reviewed the album, scoring it 3/5 and commenting on the number of influences audible in the songs from Wham to Jeff Wayne and plenty in between, remarking that "the overriding sense of fun that permeated their first release is still present, but instead of that girl-band of the 1950s/60s feel it's been replaced by something altogether more 1980s sounding."[6]

The Independent called it a "cracking pop record",[9] while PopMatters gave it an average 6/10 review.[12]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All tracks written by The Pipettes (Gwenno & Ani Saunders).

No. Title Length
1. "Call Me" 2:50
2. "Ain't No Talking" 2:32
3. "Thank You" 3:25
4. "I Need a Little Time" 3:40
5. "History" 2:21
6. "I Always Planned to Stay" 3:28
7. "Stop the Music" 4:07
8. "I Vibe U" 3:41
9. "Our Love Was Saved By Spacemen" 3:05
10. "Finding My Way" 2:39
11. "Captain Rhythm" 2:30
12. "From Today[19]" 3:35
Total length: 37:48
iTunes Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Stop The Music (Martin Rushent Remix)" 3:48
14. "Call Me (Young Galaxy Remix)" 3:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Pipettes - Stop The Music (official music video)". YouTube. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  2. ^ SPIN - Dec 2010 - Page 88 "REVIEWS [ALBUMS] The Pipettes Earth vs. the Pipettes ... Beneath the thin voices and stylistic lapses, would-be anthems like "Stop the Music" come across as pop caterpillars struggling desperately to become disco butterflies."
  3. ^ Ric Rawlins (28 June 2010). "The Pipettes/ Earth Vs The Pipettes". Artrocker. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Cmureviews (13 April 2010). "The Pipettes - Earth Vs The Pipettes (Fortuna Pop)". Complete Music Update. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Laura Johnstone. "The Pipettes - Earth Vs The Pipettes Album Review". Contact Music. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Bill Vine (12 April 2010). "The Pipettes - Earth Vs The Pipettes (Fortuna POP!)". Daily Music Guide. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Electroqueer (28 March 2010). "Album Review Roundup - EQ's Thoughts On New Pipettes, Gabriella Cilmi, Sugababes & Goldfrapp". Electroqueer. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Adam Richardson (1 June 2010). "The Pipettes - Earth Vs The Pipettes". Glasswerk. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Simon Price (27 June 2010). "Album: The Pipettes, Earth vs the Pipettes (Fortuna Pop)". The Independent. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  10. ^ Marney (8 July 2010). "The Pipettes: Earth Vs. The Pipettes (Fortuna Pop!)". Juice Magazine. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  11. ^ Emma Dawson (7 September 2010). "The Pipettes: Earth Vs. The Pipettes". Misformusic.com. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Zach Corsa (28 June 2010). "The Pipettes: Earth Vs. the Pipettes". PopMatters. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  13. ^ Marc Hogan (30 June 2010). "The Pipettes Earth vs. the Pipettes". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  14. ^ Jonathan Keefe. "The Pipettes: Earth vs. the Pipettes - Music Review". Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  15. ^ Barry Walters. "The Pipettes, 'Earth vs. The Pipettes'". Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  16. ^ Lee White (12 September 2010). "the pipettes: earth vs. the pipettes". This is Fake DIY. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  17. ^ Alan Sargeant (11 June 2010). "The Pipettes ~ Earth Versus The Pipettes review". 2-4-7 Music. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  18. ^ a b Earth vs. The Pipettes Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic, Metacritic, retrieved 2010-10-18 
  19. ^ Tom Breihan (10 March 2010). "New Release: The Pipettes: Earth vs. the Pipettes". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 

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