Monday at the Hug & Pint

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Monday at the Hug & Pint
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Studio album by Arab Strap
Released 21 April 2003
Recorded CaVa Studios, Glasgow; Seven-A, Scotland
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:00
Language Scottish English
Label Chemikal Underground
Producer Aidan Moffat, Malcolm Middleton, Geoff Allan
Arab Strap chronology
The Red Thread
(2001)
Monday at the Hug & Pint
(2003)
The Last Romance
(2005)
Singles from Monday at the Hug & Pint
  1. "The Shy Retirer"
    Released: 15 September 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (8.7/10)[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]

Monday at the Hug & Pint is the fifth studio album by Arab Strap, released in Europe on April 21, 2003 by Chemikal Underground. The album was released a day later in the United States by Matador Records. The album features Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Omaha-based indie collective Bright Eyes, and Barry Burns from Mogwai.

An independent live music venue, "The Hug and Pint", on the Great Western Road in Glasgow, was named after the album.[6]

Accolades[edit]

Press[edit]

In December 2009, Monday at the Hug & Pint entered The Skinny's "Scottish Albums of the Decade" list at #7. Upon receiving the accolade, Malcolm Middleton stated:[7]

Musicians[edit]

The Twilight Sad vocalist James Graham lists the album amongst his favourite releases of the 2000s:[8]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
The Skinny Scotland Scottish Albums of the Decade 2009 7[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Shy Retirer" – 4:21
  2. "Meanwhile, at the Bar, a Drunkard Muses" – 2:25
  3. "Fucking Little Bastards" – 6:15
  4. "Peep Peep" – 3:10
  5. "Flirt" – 3:22
  6. "Who Named the Days?" – 4:22
  7. "{Loch Leven Intro}" – 2:28
  8. "Loch Leven" – 3:17
  9. "Glue" – 3:12
  10. "Act of War" – 4:10
  11. "Serenade" – 3:50
  12. "The Week Never Starts Round Here" – 2:17
  13. "Pica Luna" – 2:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monday at the Hug & Pint Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The Guardian review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ Q review
  6. ^ "The Hug and Pint". The Skinny. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  7. ^ Feature by Euan Ferguson. (2009-12-01). "Scottish Albums of the Decade #7: Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug and Pint". The Skinny. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  8. ^ "James Graham's (The Twilight Sad) albums of the decade". Ragged Words. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  9. ^ "Scottish Albums of the Decade #7: Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug & Pint". The Skinny. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 

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