Finally We Are No One

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Finally We Are No One
Finally We Are No One.jpg
Studio album by múm
Released 20 May 2002 (2002-05-20)
Genre Electronic
Length 56:14
Label FatCat
Producer múm, Valgeir Sigurðsson
múm chronology
Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK
(2000)
Finally We Are No One
(2002)
Summer Make Good
(2004)
Icelandic limited edition cover
Múm - Loksins Erum Við Engin.jpg
Singles from Finally We Are No One
  1. "Green Grass of Tunnel"
    Released: 22 April 2002[1]

Finally We Are No One is a studio album by múm. It was released via FatCat Records on 20 May 2002.[2] It peaked at number 16 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[3]

In Iceland, Smekkleysa released a limited edition of the album, Loksins Erum Við Engin, with lyrics in Icelandic language.

Production[edit]

The group created the album while working in a lighthouse, recording it subsequently in a studio. The lighthouse proved influential in the creation of the songs, as reflected in the lyrics.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Alternative Press9/10[6]
NME7/10[7]
Pitchfork7.5/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]

Mark Richardson of Pitchfork wrote, "Despite containing a few tunes that grate with their simple-minded sweetness, a handful of others are excellent."[8] Cam Lindsay of Exclaim! said, "Glitches, moody organs and slow, heavy beats are thrown all over the place, mixed in with some of the most magical sounds, which seem as though they are covered in pixie dust."[11] James Kelleher of Hot Press described it as "a luscious 56-minute lullaby for troubled heads, sung quietly and played with delicate precision."[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Sleep/Swim"0:50
2."Green Grass of Tunnel"4:51
3."We Have a Map of the Piano"5:19
4."Don't Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed"5:43
5."Behind Two Hills,,,,a Swimmingpool"1:08
6."K/Half Noise"8:41
7."Now There's That Fear Again"3:56
8."Faraway Swimmingpool"2:55
9."I Can't Feel My Hand Any More, It's Alright, Sleep Still"5:40
10."Finally We Are No One"5:07
11."The Land Between Solar Systems"11:58

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

  • Samuli Kosminen — drums, percussion
  • Orri – organ crackles
  • Eiríkur Orri – trumpet
  • Helga Þóra Björgvinsdóttir – violin (on 9), viola (on 9)
  • Ingrid Karlsdóttir – violin (on 9), viola (on 9)
  • Anna Hugadóttir – violin (on 9), viola (on 9)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[3] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Grass Of Tunnel". FatCat Records. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Finally We Are No One". FatCat Records. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 26 May 2002 - 01 June 2002". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "MÚM Interview". themilkfactory. March 2004. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Bush, John. "Finally We Are No One – Múm". AllMusic. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Alternative Press (169): 77. August 2002. 
  7. ^ "Múm: Finally We Are No One". NME: 32. May 25, 2002. 
  8. ^ a b Richardson, Mark (May 20, 2002). "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Q (191): 120. June 2002. 
  10. ^ Caramanica, Jon (23 May 2002). "Múm: Finally We Are No One". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 31 July 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  11. ^ Lindsay, Cam (1 June 2002). "Múm - Finally We Are No One". Exclaim!. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  12. ^ Kelleher, James (14 June 2002). "Finally We Are No-One". Hot Press. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 

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