Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy

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Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
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Studio album by múm
Released 24 September 2007 (2007-09-24)
Genre Electronica
Length 44:13
Label FatCat
múm chronology
Summer Make Good
(2004)Summer Make Good2004
Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
(2007)
Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know
(2009)Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know2009
Singles from Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
  1. "They Made Frogs Smoke 'Til They Exploded"
    Released: 27 August 2007
  2. "Marmalade Fires"
    Released: 17 December 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars[3]
Time Off 3/5 stars[4]
Twisted Ear 3/5 stars[5]
21st Century Music (7.7/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (5.7/10)[7]

Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy is an album by the Icelandic group múm. It was released on the FatCat label on 24 September 2007.

The album marks a shift from the group's original style as it uses more live instruments than electronics, and there is a different vocal style, including male vocals. Almost two years prior to the release of this album, former lead singer of múm, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, departed from the band. According to reviews this is believed to be one reason for the break of style compared to earlier releases.[8][9]

The seventh song is listed as "Rhubarbidoo" in the album liner notes, while it is named "Rhuubarbidoo" on the "Marmalade Fires" single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blessed Brambles" – 6:00
  2. "A Little Bit, Sometimes" – 3:50
  3. "They Made Frogs Smoke 'Til They Exploded" – 4:02
  4. "These Eyes Are Berries" – 3:00
  5. "Moon Pulls" – 2:32
  6. "Marmalade Fires" – 5:03
  7. "Rhubarbidoo" – 1:34
  8. "Dancing Behind My Eyelids" – 4:07
  9. "Schoolsong Misfortune" – 2:39
  10. "I Was Her Horse" – 2:08
  11. "Guilty Rocks" – 5:02
  12. "Winter (What We Never Were After All)" – 4:08
  13. "The Amateur Show" – 5:02 (Japanese edition bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Samuli Kosminendrums on track 1, 3, 4, 7 and 12.
  • Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – trumpet on track 8 and 10.
  • Guðbjörg Hlin Guðmundsdóttir — violin.
  • Þórarinn MárBaldursson — viola.
  • Laufey Jensdóttir — violin.
  • Gyða Valtýsdóttir — cello.
  • Páll Ivan Pálsson — bass.
  • Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir — harp.

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