Elephant Eyelash

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Elephant Eyelash
Elephant Eyelash.jpg
Studio album by Why?
Released September 26, 2005 (2005-09-26)
Genre
Length 41:02
Label Anticon
Producer
Why? chronology
Sanddollars
(2005)Sanddollars2005
Elephant Eyelash (2005) Rubber Traits EP
(2006)Rubber Traits EP2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10[4]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine D[6]

Elephant Eyelash is the first studio album by American rock band Why?. It was released by Anticon in 2005. Prior to the formation of the band in 2004, Jonathan "Yoni" Wolf had used "Why?" as his stage name for his solo work.

The title refers to an erection.[7] Why? said: "An 'elephant eyelash' is a hard-on. I like to make my own pantheon of slang. Isn't having a hard-on kind of vulnerable? It's an anticipation."[7]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Elephant Eyelash received an average score of 76% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Crushed Bones" 3:30
2. "Yo Yo Bye Bye" 2:51
3. "Rubber Traits" 4:01
4. "The Hoofs" 1:57
5. "Fall Saddles" 2:44
6. "Gemini (Birthday Song)" 5:28
7. "Waterfalls" 2:50
8. "Sanddollars" 3:44
9. "Speech Bubbles" 2:57
10. "Whispers into the Other" 3:28
11. "Act Five" 3:20
12. "Light Leaves" 4:10
Total length: 41:02

Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Elephant Eyelash - Why?". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "Why? - Elephant Eyelash". AllMusic. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Cam (December 1, 2005). "Why? - Elephant Eyelash". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Dahlen, Chris (October 10, 2005). "WHY?: Elephant Eyelash". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ Berquist, Josh (October 5, 2005). "Why?: Elephant Eyelash". PopMatters. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ White, Ethan (November 9, 2005). "Why? - Elephant Eyelash". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Weingarten, Christopher R. "So, WHY?... What's This Song About?". CMJ New Music Monthly (135): 11. 

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