I'm with Stupid (album)

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I'm with Stupid
Aimee Mann - I'm With Stupid.jpg
Studio album by Aimee Mann
Released November 1995
Genre Pop, rock
Length 56:21
Label Geffen
Producer Jon Brion
Aimee Mann chronology
Whatever
(1993)Whatever1993
I'm with Stupid
(1995)
Magnolia
(1999)Magnolia1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(neither)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[5]
Orlando Sentinel5/5 stars[6]
Q3/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[8]
Spin7/10[7]
USA Today3/4 stars[9]

I'm with Stupid is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, released in 1995.

As of November 1999 the album has sold 97,000 copies in United States. [10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Aimee Mann, except where noted.

  1. "Long Shot" – 3:13
  2. "Choice in the Matter" (Brion, Mann) – 3:13
  3. "Sugarcoated" (Butler, Mann) – 3:39
  4. "You Could Make a Killing" – 3:21
  5. "Superball" – 3:05
  6. "Amateur" (Brion, Mann) – 4:51
  7. "All Over Now" – 3:37
  8. "Par for the Course" – 6:01
  9. "You're with Stupid Now" – 3:27
  10. "That's Just What You Are" (Brion, Mann) – 4:22
  11. "Frankenstein" (Brion, Mann) – 4:25
  12. "Ray" – 4:47
  13. "It's Not Safe" – 7:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Jon Brionbass guitar, harmonica, cello, drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, handclapping, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, background vocals
  • Bernard Butler – electric guitar, keyboards
  • Mike Denneen – keyboards
  • Chris Difford – background vocals
  • Brad Hallan – bass guitar
  • Juliana Hatfield – background vocals
  • Neil Innes – background vocals
  • Stacy Jones – bass guitar, drums, acoustic guitar
  • Peter Linton – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Michael Lockwood – electric guitar
  • Jon Lupfer – handclapping
  • Aimee Mann – bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, handclapping, lead vocals, background vocals
  • Michael Penn – acoustic guitar
  • John Sands – drums
  • Clayton Scoble – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Glenn Tilbrook – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Martyn Watson – drum loops
  • Jospeh Jack Puig - mixing
  • Mike Denneen - mixing
  • Rob Jaczko - mixing
  • Jonathan Wyner - mastering

Guests[edit]

Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from the band Squeeze appear as background vocalists and musicians on "That's Just What You Are", "Frankenstein", and "It's Not Safe", and they allowed Mann to use a riff from their song "Up the Junction" on "Long Shot". Juliana Hatfield provides backing vocals on "You Could Make a Killing" and "Amateur." Neil Innes, from The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Monty Python and The Rutles, provides backing vocals on "It's Not Safe".

Uses in media[edit]

Prior to the album's release, "That's Just What You Are" appeared on the soundtrack of Fox Network television series Melrose Place in 1994, while "Amateur" appeared on the Sliding Doors soundtrack in 1998 and NBC television series Ed in 2004. "You Could Make a Killing" appeared on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack in 1999.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Year Chart Position Ref
1995 Billboard 200 82 [11]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Ref
1995 "That's Just What You Are" Alternative Songs 24 [12]
1995 "That's Just What You Are" The Billboard Hot 100 93 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "I'm with Stupid – Aimee Mann". AllMusic. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mark Caro (February 8, 1996). "Aimee Mann I'm With Stupid (DGC)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). "Aimee Mann". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9780312245603. 
  4. ^ Chris Willman (February 2, 1996). "I'm With Stupid Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Elysa Gardner (February 4, 1996). "AIMEE MANN "I'm With Stupid", DGC". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Gettelman, Parry (1996-02-16). "Aimee Mann". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-06-30. 
  7. ^ a b "Aimee Mann – I'm with Stupid CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 511. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  9. ^ Anne Ayers (January 30, 1996). "Aimee Mann, I'm With Stupid". USA Today. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ https://books.google.hr/books?id=fAgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA102&dq=aimee+mann+billboard&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjov9nx_6fZAhWEWRQKHVmCB3IQ6AEIMDAC#v=onepage&q=aimee%20mann%20billboard&f=false
  11. ^ "Billboard 200: Aimee Mann". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Billboard Alternative Songs: Aimee Mann". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Billboard Hot 100: Aimee Mann". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.