Elephant Shoe

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Elephant Shoe
Elephant shoe.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 September 1999 (1999-09-13)
Studio
GenreSadcore
Length54:47
LabelGo! Beat
ProducerArab Strap
Arab Strap chronology
Mad for Sadness
(1999)
Elephant Shoe
(1999)
The Red Thread
(2001)
Singles from Elephant Shoe
  1. "Cherubs"
    Released: 1999 (1999) (EP)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press4/5[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
NME7/10[5]
Pitchfork8.4/10[6]
Spin8/10[7]

Elephant Shoe is the third studio album by Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap, released on 13 September 1999 by Go! Beat.

The album's title is a phrase sometimes used by children who are afraid of saying "I love you",[4] where they mouth "I love you" under their breath, but when asked what they had said, answer "elephant shoe" or elephant juice, because the mouth shapes are the same.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Malcolm Middleton and Aidan Moffat.

No.TitleLength
1."Cherubs"4:59
2."One Four Seven One"5:28
3."Pyjamas"4:39
4."Autumnal"7:24
5."Leave the Day Free"5:19
6."Direction of Strong Man"4:23
7."Tanned"6:31
8."Aries the Ram"4:49
9."The Drinking Eye"5:24
10."Pro-(Your) Life"3:34
11."Hello Daylight"4:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[8] 59
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elephant Shoe by Arab Strap". Metacritic. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Elephant Shoe – Arab Strap". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Arab Strap: Elephant Shoe". Alternative Press (147): 83. October 2000.
  4. ^ a b O'Reilly, John (10 September 1999). "Sweet 'n' low". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Morton, Roger (1 September 1999). "Arab Strap – Elephant Shoe". NME. Archived from the original on 10 October 2000. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  6. ^ Cooper, Paul (6 June 2000). "Arab Strap: Elephant Shoe". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ Gross, Joe (September 2000). "Arab Strap: Elephant Shoe". Spin. 16 (9): 189. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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