London Zoo (album)

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London Zoo
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Studio album by
Released7 July 2008 (2008-07-07)
GenreExperimental dancehall, dubstep
Length45:30
LabelNinja Tune
ProducerKevin Martin
The Bug chronology
Pressure
(2003)
London Zoo
(2008)
Angels & Devils
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic90/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound9/10[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Mojo4/5 stars[5]
The Observer5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork8.6/10[7]
PopMatters9/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Uncut9/10[10]
URB4/5 stars[11]

London Zoo is the third album by English musician Kevin Martin under his alias The Bug. It was released on 7 July 2008 by Ninja Tune Records to widespread critical acclaim.[1] The Wire named London Zoo the record of the year in its annual critics' poll.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Angry"Tippa Irie, Kevin Martin3:37
2."Murder We"Ricky Ranking, Martin3:53
3."Skeng"Killa P, Flow Dan, Martin4:39
4."Too Much Pain"Ricky Ranking, Martin3:54
5."Insane"Warrior Queen, Martin4:20
6."Jah War"Flow Dan, Martin2:56
7."Fuckaz"Spaceape, Martin5:19
8."You & Me"Roger Robinson, Martin4:06
9."Freak Freak"Martin4:53
10."Warning"Flow Dan, Martin3:47
11."Poison Dart"Warrior Queen, Martin6:06
12."Judgement"Ricky Ranking, Martin6:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Fefe Talavera – artwork

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog no. Ref.
United Kingdom July 7, 2008 Ninja Tune Records CD ZENCD132 [8][13]
3X gatefold LP ZEN132
Worldwide MP3 download bundle ZENDNL132
United States August 12, 2008 CD

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for London Zoo by The Bug". Metacritic. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "London Zoo – The Bug". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  3. ^ Anonymous, Adam (4 July 2008). "Album Review: The Bug – London Zoo". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  4. ^ Macpherson, Alex (4 July 2008). "The Bug, London Zoo". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  5. ^ "The Bug: London Zoo". Mojo: 64. 2008.
  6. ^ Thompson, Ben (13 July 2008). "The Bug, London Zoo". The Observer. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  7. ^ Patrin, Nate (30 July 2008). "The Bug: London Zoo". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  8. ^ a b Gabriele, Timothy (10 August 2008). "The Bug: London Zoo". PopMatters. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  9. ^ "The Bug: London Zoo". Q (265): 132. August 2008.
  10. ^ Pattison, Louis (October 2015). "How to Buy... Kevin Martin". Uncut (221): 78.
  11. ^ Rodriguez, Ryan E. (20 August 2008). "The Bug :: London Zoo". URB. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  12. ^ "2008 Rewind: Records of the Year Top Ten". The Wire. No. 299. London. January 2009. p. 26 – via Exact Editions.
  13. ^ "London Zoo". Ninja Tune. Retrieved 23 November 2008.

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