I Know About You

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I Know About You
Ida's I Know About You album cover.png
Studio album by Ida
Released June 6, 1996
Genre Indie rock, slowcore, indie folk, baroque pop, acoustic, dream pop
Label Simple Machines
Ida chronology
Tales of Brave Ida
(1994)
I Know About You
(1996)
Ten Small Paces
(1997)

I Know About You is the second studio album by American indie rock duo Ida, released in 1996 on Simple Machines Records.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com (Top 10 Slowcore Albums)[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
CMJ New Music Monthly (favorable)[4]

"Subtle, gentle and picturesque...consistently memorable" – CMJ New Music Report[4]
"gentle, understated but fully inhabited" – Trouser Press[5]
"sparse and beautifully produced" – Roll Magazine [6]
"I...played it practically daily for...several months." – PopMatters[7]
"the best Ida album" – The Village Voice [8]
"No one has harmonies as beautiful as Ida. The voices of Liz (Mitchell) and Dan (Littleton) are the prettiest in all the land." – The Chicago Tribune [9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ida, except "When I Was Now" by Cindy Kallet,[10] originally from her album Cindy Kallet 2.

  1. "Little Things" – 4:20
  2. "Back Burner" – 4:52
  3. "Tellings" – 4:26
  4. "Thank You" – 4:34
  5. "Downtown" – 4:44
  6. "Treasure Chest" – 5:36
  7. "Requator" – 4:35
  8. "When I Was Now" – 3:15
  9. "August Again" – 4:41
  10. "Plans" – 4:58
  11. "95 North" – 4:46
  12. "Goodnight" – 3:33

Personnel[edit]

  • Elizabeth Mitchell - Vocals, Guitar
  • Daniel Littleton - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
  • Michael Littleton - Drums
  • Rose Thomson - Bass
  • Rick Lassister - Stand up bass, string arrangements
  • Cecilia Littleton Bonner - Viola, Violin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Know About You - Ida". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Carew, Anthony. "Top 10 Slowcore Albums". About.com. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "I Know About You - Ida". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Sansone, Glen (May 27, 1996). "IDA - I Know About You CD". CMJ New Music Report. I Know About You is consistently memorable, especially on the gently building opening track 'Little Things'...Also hear: 'Back Burner.' 
  5. ^ Ira Robbins; Michael Zwirn. "Ida". Trouser Press. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Aaron, Peter. "Roll Back". Roll Magazine. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  7. ^ LaBrack, Jill (2005-02-16). "Ida: Heart Like a River". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  8. ^ Raposa, David (2011-06-17). "Some Notes On Eleanor Friedberger, Ida, And Rebecca Gates, Who Are Playing Tomorrow Night's Excellent Show At Club Europa". The Village Voice. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "State of the Union". The Chicago Tribune. 2006-04-03. p. 25. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ida - I Know About You (Discography)". idadev.pairsite.com (Ida website). Retrieved 12 May 2012.