Geography (Tom Misch album)

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Geography
Tom Misch – Geography.png
Studio album by
Released6 April 2018
Length52:25
LabelBeyond the Groove
ProducerTom Misch
Tom Misch chronology
Beat Tape 2
(2015)
Geography
(2018)
What Kinda Music
(2020)
Singles from Geography
  1. "South of the River"
    Released: 5 July 2017
  2. "Movie"
    Released: 2 November 2017
  3. "Water Baby"
    Released: 23 January 2018
  4. "It Runs Through Me"
    Released: 1 March 2018
  5. "Lost in Paris"
    Released: 3 April 2018

Geography is the debut studio album by English musician Tom Misch. It was self-released on 6 April 2018 through Misch's own label Beyond the Groove.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.6/10[1]
Metacritic73/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Clash4/10[3]
The Line of Best Fit8/10[4]
Mixmag7/10[5]
Mojo3/5 stars[6]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[7]
NME4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork6.5/10[9]
PopMatters8/10 stars[10]
The Skinny3/5 stars[11]
Uncut8/10[12]

Geography has received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 73, based on 11 reviews.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Geography track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Before Paris"
2:29
2."Lost in Paris" (featuring GoldLink)
3:14
3."South of the River"
  • Misch
  • Ed Thomas
  • Carmody Nathan
  • Tobie Tripp
4:29
4."Movie"
  • Misch
  • Carmody Nathan
5:57
5."Tick Tock"
  • Misch
  • Houghton
4:13
6."It Runs Through Me" (featuring De La Soul)4:21
7."Isn't She Lovely"Stevie Wonder1:26
8."Disco Yes" (featuring Poppy Ajudha)
  • Misch
  • Poppy Ajudha
4:40
9."Man Like You"
4:41
10."Water Baby" (featuring Loyle Carner)4:31
11."You're on My Mind"
  • Misch
  • Carmody Nathan
4:18
12."Cos I Love You"
  • Misch
  • Carmody Nathan
  • Anthony Castellanos
4:13
13."We've Come So Far"Misch3:53
Total length:52:25

Notes

  • "Before Paris" contains a spoken word sample from a 2011 interview with jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove.[13]
  • "Isn't She Lovely" is a cover of the song of the same name by Stevie Wonder.
  • "Man Like You" is a cover of the song of the same name by Patrick Watson.
  • "Water Baby" contains a sample of "My Lady", written by Wilton Felder and performed by The Crusaders.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[14]

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Geography
Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 94
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 190
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[17] 29
French Albums (SNEP)[18] 163
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[19] 89
Irish Albums (OCC)[20] 30
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[21] 5
Scottish Albums (OCC)[22] 29
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 75
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 8
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[25] 17
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[26] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geography by Tom Misch reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Geography by Tom Misch Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ Neale, Matthew (12 April 2018). "Tom Misch - Geography". Clash. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ Akinfenwa, Jumi (30 March 2018). "Tom Misch's Geography maps out his musical growth". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Tom Misch – Geography". Mixmag (April 2018 ed.). p. 91.
  6. ^ "Tom Misch – Geography". Mojo (May 2018 ed.). p. 98.
  7. ^ Horton, Ross (5 April 2018). "Tom Misch – Geography". musicOMH. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  8. ^ Flood, Alex (9 April 2018). "Tom Misch – 'Geography' Review". NME. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  9. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (11 April 2018). "Tom Misch: Geography Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  10. ^ Schiller, Mike (9 April 2018). "Tom Misch's 'Geography' Feels Like the Start of Something". PopMatters. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  11. ^ Marland, Kenza (2 April 2018). "Tom Misch – Geography". The Skinny. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Tom Misch – Geography". Uncut (May 2018 ed.). p. 30.
  13. ^ Swarbrick, David (21 April 2018). "Tom Misch Geography review: 'the soundtrack to May Week'". Varsity. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  14. ^ Geography (Liner notes). Tom Misch. Beyond the Groove. 2018. BTG020CD.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tom Misch – Geography" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tom Misch – Geography" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tom Misch – Geography" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tom Misch – Geography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  19. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tom Misch – Geography" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  20. ^ "Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  21. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tom Misch – Geography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  24. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  25. ^ "Tom Misch Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  26. ^ "Tom Misch Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2020.