Mo Beauty

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Mo Beauty
Studio album by Alec Ounsworth
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded 2009, Piety St. Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre Folk, indie rock
Label Anti- Records
Producer Steve Berlin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
American Songwriter 3.5/5 stars link
The A.V. Club (B) link
onethirtybpm (74%) link
Paste (81/100) link
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10) link
PopMatters (5/10) link
Robert Christgau (dud)[1]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars link
Spin 3.5/5 stars link
Stereo Subversion (6/10) link
Under the Radar (6/10) link

Mo Beauty is the debut album by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontman Alec Ounsworth. It was released October 20, 2009, on Anti- Records. In August 2009, Ounsworth released Skin and Bones as Flashy Python.

The title is the name of shop in the Tremé section of New Orleans, a photograph of which is on the album cover.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Modern Girl (...With Scissors)"
  2. "Bones in the Grave"
  3. "Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (Song for New Orleans)"
  4. "That Is Not My Home (After Bruegel)"
  5. "Idiots in the Rain"
  6. "South Philadelphia (Drug Days)"
  7. "What Fun."
  8. "Me and You, Watson"
  9. "Obscene Queen Bee #2"
  10. "When You've No Eyes"
  11. "Dr. So and So" (iTunes only Bonus Track)
  12. "Big Microscope" (iTunes only Bonus Track)
  13. "Dim Wit Road" (iTunes only Bonus Track)



  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Mo Beauty". Robert Christgau.