Louden Up Now

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Louden Up Now
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Studio album by !!!
Released June 7, 2004
Genre Dance-punk
Length 48:27
Label Touch and Go, Warp
Producer !!!
!!! chronology
!!!
(2001)
Louden Up Now
(2004)
Take Ecstasy with Me/Get Up
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
NME 7/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Spin C+[10]

Louden Up Now is the second studio album by American dance-punk band !!!. Released on July 27, 2004through Touch and Go Records in the United States and Warp Records in the rest of the world, the album was greeted by mainly positive reviews from critics, with AllMusic hailing it as "a modern-day agit-pop indie dance-rock classic."[2] Louden Up Now sees the group continue to meld funky dance rhythms with post-punk influences.

Originally one edition of the album included a bonus disc containing a clean version. The LP edition track listing is the same as the CD version, although track 10 is omitted. Side one is tracks 1 to 2, side two is tracks 3 to 5, side three is tracks 6 to 7, and side four is tracks 8 to 9. A two-disc version was released in some countries containing 4 additional tracks on a second disc. One of the tracks was "Sunday 5.17 AM", which was later rerecorded for Myth Takes as "Yadnus".

Two singles were released from the album: "Hello? Is This Thing On?" and "Pardon My Freedom" while the 2003 single "Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard" was included on the release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Karazzee"   6:17
2. "Pardon My Freedom"   5:51
3. "Dear Can"   4:37
4. "King's Weed"   1:19
5. "Hello? Is This Thing On?"   7:33
6. "Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 1"   5:06
7. "Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 2"   6:10
8. "Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)"   9:03
9. "Theme From Space Island"   2:31
10. "Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 1 (Instrumental)[a]"   4:41

[a]Only on compact disc

Bonus disc
No. Title Length
1. "Sunday 5:17 AM"   5:13
2. "Dear Can" (Maurice Fulton Vocal Mix) 4:47
3. "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Karazee" (Serious Bonus Beats Mix) 6:59
4. "Pardon My Freedom" (Maurice Fulton Instr. Mix) 5:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Mario Andreoni – bass, guitar
  • Justin Van Der Volgen – bass
  • Tyler Pope – drum programming, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar
  • John Pugh XI – drums, vocals, gong, percussion
  • Gorman Dan – keyboards, percussion, trumpet
  • Nic Offer – vocals, keyboards
  • Allan Wilson – saxophone, keyboards, percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviws for Louden Up Now by !!! [Chik Chik Chik]". Metacritic. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Sendra, Tim. "Louden Up Now – !!!". AllMusic. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ Weiner, Jonah (June–July 2004). "!!!: Louden Up Now". Blender (27): 134. Archived from the original on August 13, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ Fury, Jeanne (June 25, 2004). "!!!: Louden Up Now". Entertainment Weekly: 166. 
  5. ^ "!!!: Louden Up Now". Mojo (128): 113. July 2004. 
  6. ^ Pattison, Louis (June 5, 2004). "!!! : Louden Up Now". NME. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ Sylvester, Nick (June 7, 2004). "!!!: Louden Up Now". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "!!!: Louden Up Now". Q (216): 110. July 2004. 
  9. ^ Hoard, Christian (July 8, 2004). "Louden Up Now : !!!". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Patrin, Nate (July 2004). "!!!: Louden Up Now". Spin 20 (7): 111–12. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 

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