It's All Around You

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It's All Around You
Tortoise its all around you.jpg
Studio album by Tortoise
Released April 6, 2004 (2004-04-06)
Studio Soma Electronic Music Studios
Genre Post-rock, experimental rock, jazz fusion
Length 43:52
Label Thrill Jockey
Tortoise chronology
Standards
(2001)Standards2001
It's All Around You
(2004)
The Brave and the Bold
(2006)The Brave and the Bold2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club favorable[3]
BBC Music favorable[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 5.2/10[6]
Robert Christgau (dud)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine C[9]

It's All Around You is the fifth studio album by American post-rock band Tortoise. It was released on Thrill Jockey in 2004.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 68% based on 31 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

In 2011, Currensy named it one of his 25 favorite albums.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dan Bitney, John Herndon, Douglas McCombs, John McEntire, Jeff Parker.

No. Title Length
1. "It's All Around You" 4:09
2. "The Lithium Stiffs" 3:59
3. "Crest" 4:21
4. "Stretch (You Are All Right)" 5:14
5. "Unknown" 5:38
6. "Dot/Eyes" 3:46
7. "On the Chin" 5:21
8. "By Dawn" 1:51
9. "Five Too Many" 4:33
10. "Salt the Skies" 4:45

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 31
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "It's All Around You by Tortoise". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "It's All Around You - Tortoise". AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ Battaglia, Andy (April 5, 2004). "Tortoise: Its All Around You". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ Marsh, Peter (2004). "Tortoise - It's All Around You - Review". BBC Music. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (April 1, 2004). "Tortoise, It's All Around You". The Guardian. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent (April 7, 2004). "Tortoise: It's All Around You". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Tortoise". Robert Christgau. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ Randall, Mac (April 21, 2004). "Tortoise: It's All Around You". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 5, 2010. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ Schepper, Ron (April 6, 2004). "Tortoise - It’s All Around You". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ Ahmed, Insanul (July 5, 2011). "Curren$y's 25 Favorite Albums: Tortoise, It’s All Around You (2004)". Complex. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 

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