Elevator (Hot Hot Heat album)

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Elevator
Hot Hot Heat Elevator.jpg
Studio album by Hot Hot Heat
Released April 4, 2005 (International)
April 5, 2005 (U.S.)
April 25, 2005 (UK)
Recorded Mid-2004
Genre Indie rock
Length 37:47
Label Sire
Producer Dave Sardy
Hot Hot Heat chronology
Make Up the Breakdown
(2002)
Elevator
(2005)
Happiness Ltd.
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Blender 4/5 stars [2]
PopMatters 6/10 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media (5.3/10) [4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [5]
Absolutepunk.net (8/10) [6]
Spin 7/10 stars [7]
Stylus Magazine C [8]

Elevator is Hot Hot Heat's second studio album, released on April 4, 2005 (see 2005 in music) internationally and a day later in the United States. It ranked #57 in Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Introduction" 0:17
2. "Running Out of Time" 2:45
3. "Goodnight Goodnight" 2:10
4. "Ladies and Gentlemen" 2:55
5. "You Owe Me an IOU" 3:04
6. "No Jokes - Fact" 0:39
7. "Jingle Jangle" 3:55
8. "Pickin' It Up" 2:34
9. "Island of the Honest Man" 3:02
10. "Middle of Nowhere" 4:01
11. "Dirty Mouth" 2:44
12. "Soldier in a Box" 3:05
13. "Four Seconds of Noise" 0:04
14. "Shame on You" 2:45
15. "Elevator" 3:47

Both the back cover of the album and the liner notes list the songs in reverse order. Thus, the track numbers appear as they would in an elevator, with 1 at the bottom, 15 at the top, and a missing thirteenth track, like a missing thirteenth floor button in an elevator. The album's cover does not list track 13, listing 12 then 14. There is a track 13 on the album, sometimes titled "Four Seconds of Noise," which is merely the final four seconds of the ending guitar riff from "Soldier in a Box.

Personnel[edit]

  • Craig Aaronson – A&R
  • Steve Bays – organ, piano, vocals, group member
  • Ryan Castle – editing
  • Dante DeCaro – guitar, group member
  • Greg Gordon – engineer
  • Paul Hawley – acoustic guitar, guitar, percussion, drums, group member
  • Dustin Hawthorne – bass, group member
  • John Hobbs – artwork, design
  • Warren Huart – editing
  • Phil Knott – artwork, design, photography
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • D. Sardy – guitar, percussion, producer, mixing
  • Stephen Walker – artwork, art direction, design

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Billboard 200 34

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2005 "Goodnight Goodnight" Modern Rock Tracks 27
2005 "Middle of Nowhere" Modern Rock Tracks 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Hot Hot Heat: Elevator > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  2. ^ Blender review Archived November 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Cober-Lake, Justin (5 April 2005). "Hot Hot Heat: Elevator". PopMatters.com. 
  4. ^ Mitchum, Rob (3 April 2005). "Hot Hot Heat: Elevator". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ Hoard, Christian (7 April 2005). "Hot Hot Heat: Elevator". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. 
  6. ^ Press, Garett (28 November 2005). "Hot Hot Heat - Elevator". AbsolutePunk.net. 
  7. ^ Hermes, Will. "Hot Hot Heat, 'Elevator'". SPIN Media LLC. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Powell, Mike (5 April 2005). "Hot Hot Heat: Elevator". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2006-12-31. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Editors' Picks". Amazon.com. p. 3. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 

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