Morningwood (album)

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Morningwood
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Studio album by Morningwood
Released January 10, 2006
Recorded Rak Studios
Genre Alternative rock, dance-rock, electropunk, power pop
Length 37:41
Label Capitol
Producer Gil Norton
Morningwood chronology
Morningwood
(2006)
Diamonds & Studs
(2009)

Morningwood is the first album by the New York City band Morningwood. It was released on Capitol Records in 2006.

The album peaked at #102 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Heatseekers album chart.

Several tracks were used on the soundtracks of video games: "Nü Rock" on Burnout Revenge, Burnout Legends and SSX on Tour; "Jetsetter" on Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix; and "Babysitter" on The Sopranos: Road to Respect.

"Nth Degree" was used in the CW television show One Tree Hill (season 3, episode 14), as was and "Body 21" (season 3, episode 5). "New York Girls" was used in the 2008 film adaptation of HBO's Sex and the City.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (55/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]
San Diego CityBeat 4/5 stars [5]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars [6]
Stylus Magazine D+ [7]

The album received mixed responses from critics reflected on Metacritic by its normalized score of 55 out of 100 based on 12 reviews.[1] Jonathan Ringen of Rolling Stone called it "a catchier-than-chlamydia mix of power-pop hooks and effects-heavy riffage" but noted that "all the candy-coated excess might leave you feeling a little like Courtney Love after a heavy night".[4] For Allmusic, Johnny Loftus referred to the songs as "sexy catch phrases around rhythms that have been heard before".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pedro Yanowitz & Chantal Claret except as noted.

  1. "Nü Rock" (Claret, Timo Ellis) – 2:30
  2. "Televisor" – 3:37
  3. "Nth Degree" (Yanowitz) – 3:55
  4. "Jetsetter" – 3:54
  5. "Take Off Your Clothes" – 3:17
  6. "Body 21" – 3:37
  7. "Easy" (Yanowitz, Claret, Richard Steel, Japa Keenon) – 3:10
  8. "Babysitter" – 3:31
  9. "New York Girls" (Yanowitz) – 2:56
  10. "Everybody Rules" (Yanowitz, Claret, Ellis) – 3:08
  11. "Ride the Lights" – 4:06
  12. "Knock on Wood" (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper) (Japan only bonus track) – 3:53

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Morningwood - Morningwood". metacritic. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. Morningwood at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 December 2006.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 14, 2006). "Consumer Guide: Forever Young: Morningwood". The Village Voice. Retrieved 12 December 2011.  Also posted at "Morningwood > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Ringen, Jonathan (January 26, 2006). "Morningwood > Album Review". Rolling Stone (992). p. 56. Archived from the original on 5 January 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2006.  Posted on January 12, 2006.
  5. ^ link Archived March 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Jones, Preston (January 9, 2006). "Morningwood Morningwood > Album Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 4 December 2006. 
  7. ^ Abbott, Sam (2006-01-18). "Morningwood Morningwood > Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 4 December 2006.