Insignificance (Jim O'Rourke album)

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Insignificance
Insignificance (Front Cover).png
Studio album by Jim O'Rourke
Released November 19, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre
Length 38:25
Label Drag City
Producer Jim O'Rourke
Jeremy Lemos
Konrad Strauss
Jim O'Rourke chronology
Halfway to a Threeway
(1999)Halfway to a Threeway1999
Insignificance
(2001)
I’m Happy and I’m Singing and a 1, 2, 3, 4
(2001)I’m Happy and I’m Singing and a 1, 2, 3, 42001

Insignificance is the third Drag City album by American musician Jim O'Rourke. It was released in 2001. O'Rourke uses Drag City for his more conventional work. It is the third of three albums recorded by O'Rourke to be named after films by Nicolas Roeg, and features percussionist Tim Barnes, Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche of Wilco (both of whom O'Rourke would later collaborate with as Loose Fur).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
NME 8/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Spin 7/10[7]
Uncut 4/5 stars[8]

The online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Insignificance at number 166 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim O'Rourke.

No. Title Length
1. "All Downhill from Here" 4:59
2. "Insignificance" 5:12
3. "Therefore, I Am" 4:53
4. "Memory Lame" 5:57
5. "Good Times" 4:04
6. "Get a Room" 6:58
7. "Life Goes Off" 6:22
Total length: 38:25

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Insignificance by Jim O'Rourke". Metacritic. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Insignificance – Jim O'Rourke". AllMusic. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ Aizlewood, John (January 18, 2002). "Significant strides". The Guardian. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ Wirth, Jim (January 19, 2002). "O'Rourke, Jim : Insignificance". NME. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Pecoraro, David M. (November 27, 2001). "Jim O'Rourke: Insignificance". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Jim O'Rourke: Insignificance". Q (185): 128. December 2001. 
  7. ^ Gross, Joe (March 2002). "Jim O'Rourke: Insignificance". Spin. 18 (3): 137. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jim O'Rourke: Insignificance". Uncut (57): 110. February 2002. 
  9. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009.