Musicforthemorningafter

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Musicforthemorningafter
Musicforthemorningafter.jpg
Studio album by Pete Yorn
Released March 27, 2001
Genre Rock
Length 57:40 (original)
76:38 (expanded)
Label Columbia
Producer Pete Yorn, Brad Wood, R. Walt Vincent, Ken Andrews, and Don Fleming
Pete Yorn chronology
Musicforthemorningafter
(2001)
Live at the Roxy
(2001)

Musicforthemorningafter is the critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut album by Pete Yorn, released on March 27, 2001 through Columbia Records. It was certified RIAA GOLD in the United States and served as a launching pad for Yorn's career.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pete Yorn.

  1. "Life on a Chain" – 3:45
  2. "Strange Condition" – 3:57
  3. "Just Another" – 3:14
  4. "Black" – 4:11
  5. "Lose You" – 4:35
  6. "For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)" – 3:30
  7. "Murray" – 3:45
  8. "June" – 2:34
  9. "Sense" – 3:53
  10. "Closet" – 3:03
  11. "On Your Side" – 5:02
  12. "Sleep Better" – 4:28
  13. "EZ" – 4:41
  14. "Simonize" – 2:54
  15. "A Girl like You" – 2:21 [hidden track]
  16. "Knew Enough to Know Nothing at All" (bonus track from the Japanese import and Double-Vinyl album)

Personnel:

Pete Yorn - vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (1-8, 10-13), electric guitar (1-4, 6-7, 10, 12), baritone guitar (11), drums (1-4, 6-13), bass (1, 3-4, 6-7, 10), piano (5, 8), analog synth (5), synth strings (1, 9), casio keyboard (7), percussion (2, 10), tambourine (6-7), finger cymbals (11), e-bow (11), all instruments (14)

An expanded edition of musicforthemorningafter was released with a 5-track bonus CD:

  1. "New York City Serenade" – 7:17 (Bruce Springsteen cover)
  2. "Dancing in the Dark" – 4:26 (Bruce Springsteen cover)
  3. "Panic" – 3:14 (Smiths cover)
  4. "China Girl" – 3:46 (David Bowie cover)
  5. "Strange Condition [Rock Version]" – 3:51

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
The Village Voice B−[6]

The album was well received by critics. MacKenzie Wilson of AllMusic wrote, "The year 2001 belonged to Yorn, and his critical praise was not unwarranted, with Musicforthemorningafter marking the stunning beginning of a long, varied career."[1] Kludge listed it as one of the 25 best albums of 2001.[7]

Rolling Stone included the album twice in their Critics' Top Albums of 2001. Steven Chean called it "Folk-rock that actually rocks." John D. Luerssen added, "I have seen the future of rock & roll and his name is . . ." [8]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song "Lose You" was featured in a season 5 episode of House M.D., "Simple Explanation".
  • The song "Just Another" was featured in a season 1 episode of Veronica Mars, "Ruskie Business".[9]
  • The song "EZ" was featured at the end of the season 2 episode 17 of Judging Amy.
  • The song "Just Another" was included on the album "Songs From Dawson's Creek Volume 2".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilson, MacKenzie. "Musicforthemorningafter – Pete Yorn". AllMusic. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Morgan, Laura (May 18, 2001). "Musicforthemorningafter". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Town and country". The Guardian. March 22, 2002. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pete Yorn: Musicforthemorningafter". Q (189): 117. April 2002. 
  5. ^ Berger, Arion (April 26, 2001). "Pete Yorn: Musicforthemorningafter". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 27, 2001). "Turkey Shoot 2001". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ Perez, Arturo. "Top 10 Albums of 2001". Kludge. Archived from the original on July 22, 2004. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
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  9. ^ "The Music Of Veronica Mars: Episode 1-15: "Ruskie Business"". Mars Investigations: The (In)Complete Guide to Veronica Mars. Retrieved January 12, 2015.