Orange (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album)

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Orange
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Studio album by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Released October 12, 1994 (1994-10-12)
Recorded 1993–1994
Studio
Genre
Length 44:44
Label Matador
Producer
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
Extra Width
(1993)Extra Width1993
Orange
(1994)
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
(1996)A Ass Pocket of Whiskey1996
Singles from Orange
  1. "Bellbottoms"
    Released: February 14, 1995

Orange is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. It was released through Matador Records on October 12, 1994.[1] The Village Voice ranked the album #16 of the top albums of 1994.[2] The track "Bellbottoms" was released as a single on February 14, 1995 and was included in The Pitchfork 500.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B[5]
The List 5/5 stars[6]
Mojo 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork 8.6/10[8]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[10]
Select 4/5[11]
The Village Voice B−[12]

Michele Romero of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a grade of B, saying, "The resulting cross between rock & roll and insanity can be thrilling in its fervency; it can also be as boring as a band warming up before the show."[5] Tom Breihan of Pitchfork gave the album an 8.6 out of 10, calling it "an absurd burst of swagger and libido, as rendered by three total expert musicians."[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jon Spencer, Explosion.

No. Title Length
1. "Bellbottoms" 5:19
2. "Ditch" 2:35
3. "Dang" 1:56
4. "Very Rare" 3:06
5. "Sweat" 3:05
6. "Cowboy" 2:59
7. "Orange" 3:00
8. "Brenda" 2:58
9. "Dissect" 2:41
10. "Blues X Man" 3:35
11. "Full Grown" 3:21
12. "Flavor" 6:19
13. "Greyhound" 4:07

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Orange – This Day In Matador History". Matador Records. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1994). "Pazz & Jop 1994". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott; Schreiber, Ryan, eds. (November 2008). The Pitchfork 500. Simon & Schuster. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-4165-6202-3. 
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Orange – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion". AllMusic. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Romero, Michele (November 25, 1994). "Orange". Entertainment Weekly: 77. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ Robertson, Mark (March 16, 2000). "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Extra Width (Mute) / Experimental Remixes (Mute) / Orange (Mute)". The List (382): 46. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ Chick, Stevie (January 2011). "The big bang". Mojo (206): 112. 
  8. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (October 26, 2010). "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange / Acme". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange". Record Collector: 94. 
  10. ^ Appleford, Steve (2004). "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 767. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  11. ^ Morris, Gina (October 1994). "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange". Select (52): 106. 
  12. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 21, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 

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