Mutter (album)

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Mutter
Mutter.jpg
Studio album by Rammstein
Released 2 April 2001
Recorded Studio Miraval, France, 2000
Genre
Length 45:02
Label Motor Music
Producer Jacob Hellner, Rammstein
Rammstein chronology
Live aus Berlin
(1999)Live aus Berlin1999
Mutter
(2001)
Reise, Reise
(2004)Reise, Reise2004
Singles from Mutter
  1. "Sonne"
    Released: 12 February 2001
  2. "Links 2-3-4"
    Released: 14 May 2001
  3. "Ich will"
    Released: 10 September 2001
  4. "Mutter"
    Released: 25 March 2002
  5. "Feuer frei!"
    Released: 14 October 2002
  6. "Mein Herz brennt"
    Released: 7 December 2012

Mutter (German for "mother") is the third album by Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released on 2 April 2001 through Motor Music. The album's cover image is a photograph of a dead fetus, which was taken by Daniel & Geo Fuchs. Overall the album has spawned six singles which is, by far, the most singles released from any Rammstein album.

Writing and Recording[edit]

From September to December 1999, the band rented the house Weimar in Heiligendamm on the Baltic Sea for pre-production. The sound recordings took place from May to June 2000 at Studio Miraval in southern France. Already over Christmas 2000, Rammstein released the song Links 2 3 4 on their website for download. In January 2001 the video was released, in February the single Sonne.

Critical reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Blender 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]
NME 5/10[6]
Spin 6/10[7]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[8]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[9]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[10]

In 2005, Mutter was ranked number 324 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[11]

In a 2016 article published by uDiscover, Oran O'Beirne described the album as "one of the most important contemporary releases within heavy metal’s many subgenres."[12]

In the interview with Noizr Zine, the well-known Swedish producer and musician Peter Tägtgren advised "Mutter" as a reference work for beginner producers:

"I think, if you are not into death metal or something like that, but if you are into metal, I would say maybe Rammstein’s "Mutter" is very good, because it has a lot of different elements, it has orchestra parts, heavy guitars, good drum sound — that could be a good reference."[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rammstein.

No. Title Length
1. "Mein Herz brennt" ("My Heart Burns") 4:39
2. "Links 2-3-4" ("Left 2-3-4") 3:36
3. "Sonne" ("Sun") 4:32
4. "Ich will" ("I Want") 3:37
5. "Feuer frei!" ("Fire at Will!") 3:11
6. "Mutter" ("Mother") 4:32
7. "Spieluhr" ("Music Box") 4:46
8. "Zwitter" ("Hermaphrodite") 4:17
9. "Rein raus" ("In Out") 3:09
10. "Adios" ("Goodbye") 3:49
11. "Nebel" ("Fog") 4:54
Total length: 45:02

There are various editions of Mutter, each with different features:

  • The Limited Tour Edition had the same cover, but red with the Rammstein logo embossed on the front. It also had a second CD with the following live tracks:
  1. "Ich will" – 3:57
  2. "Links 2-3-4" – 4:54
  3. "Sonne" – 4:42
  4. "Spieluhr" – 5:27
  • The Japanese edition had "Hallelujah" as a hidden track, found after "Nebel" (there is a two-minute intermission of silence). The track was later included in Resident Evil soundtrack, but does not appear in the film.
  • Another Japanese edition had "Hallelujah" as a 12th track.
  • The limited edition had a second CD with just one track, "Hallelujah", and a CD-ROM area featuring the "Sonne" video.
  • A 12" vinyl version and a MC version were released, with the same track list (Side A = 1–6; B = 7–11)
  • The Limited Tour Edition was also released as a double cassette set, with the second cassette containing the live tracks (Side A = 1–2; B = 3–4).
  • The Turkish cassette release of the album fades all songs out at 3:44.

Note: Some copies that have "Hallelujah" as a hidden track can not be played for unknown reasons. On 3 April 2010 Rammstein posted a video with an official translation of "Hallelujah" on their Facebook page, "in light of recent events".[14]

Personnel[edit]

Rammstein[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ulf Kruckenberg – engineer
  • Dirk Rudolph – sleeve design
  • Daniel & Geo Fuchs – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 10
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 45
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[19] 14
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[20] 22
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[21] 4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[22] 7
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 23
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[24] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[25] 12
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[26] 12
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[27] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 86
US Billboard 200[31] 77

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[32] Gold 20,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[33] Gold 15,193[33]
Germany (BVMI)[34] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[35] Gold 75,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[36] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (April 3, 2001). "Mutter – Rammstein". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CG: Rammstein". Robert Christgau. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (April 6, 2001). "Mutter Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived January 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Blashill, Pat (April 2, 2001). "Rammstein: Mutter". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 7, 2008. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ Paine, Andre (April 26, 2001). "Rammstein : Mutter". NME. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Spin (5/01, pp.144-5) - 6 out of 10 - "...'SPROCKETS'-meets-James Hettfield on fire....bizarre proof that one hit weirdness out-bizarred underground high-concept time and time again..."
  8. ^ http://drownedinsound.com/releases/2568/reviews/982-
  9. ^ Gray, Christopher (May 11, 2001). "Rammstein Mutter (Republic/Universal) – Music Review". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ Alternative Press (6/01, p.81) - 4 out of 5 - "...Chock-full of red-faced thrills....one of the few metal albums just as suited for knocking boots in the bedroom as it is for knocking heads in the pit."
  11. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 80. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  12. ^ O'Beirne, Oran. "reDiscover Rammstein's 'Mutter'". uDiscover Music. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Peter Tägtgren on Pain, Lindemann, Hypocrisy, and work at studio – Interview with Noizr Zine". Retrieved May 16, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Halleluja / translation". Facebook. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
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  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rammstein – Mutter" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rammstein – Mutter" (in French). Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Rammstein Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Rammstein – Mutter". Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rammstein – Mutter" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  22. ^ "Rammstein: Mutter" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  23. ^ "Lescharts.com – Rammstein – Mutter". Hung Medien.
  24. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  25. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Rammstein – Mutter". Hung Medien.
  26. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Rammstein – Mutter". Hung Medien.
  27. ^ "Hits of the World – Spain". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. April 28, 2001. p. 61. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  28. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Rammstein – Mutter". Hung Medien.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rammstein – Mutter". Hung Medien.
  30. ^ "Rammstein | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  31. ^ "Rammstein Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  32. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Rammstein – Mutter" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Rammstein in the field Interpret. Enter Mutter in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  33. ^ a b "Rammstein" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. 
  34. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Rammstein; 'Mutter')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  35. ^ "Certificaciones – Rammstein" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  36. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Rammstein; 'Mutter')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  37. ^ "British album certifications – Rammstein – Mutter". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Mutter in the search field and then press Enter.