Orange (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album)

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Orange
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 1994 (1994-10-12)
Recorded1993–1994
StudioWater Works Studio (New York, NY)
Genre
Length44:44
LabelMatador
Producer
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
Extra Width
(1993)
Orange
(1994)
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
(1996)
Singles from Orange
  1. "Bellbottoms"
    Released: February 14, 1995[3]

Orange is the fourth studio album by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. It was released through Matador Records on October 12, 1994.[4] The Village Voice ranked the album #16 of the top albums of 1994.[5] NME named it the 16th best album of 1994.[6] In 2018, Paste named it the 48th best garage rock album of all time.[2] The single "Bellbottoms" was included in The Pitchfork 500.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[8]
Entertainment WeeklyB[9]
The List5/5 stars[10]
Mojo4/5 stars[11]
Pitchfork8.6/10[12]
Record Collector4/5 stars[13]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[14]
Select4/5[15]
The Village VoiceB−[16]

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."[9] 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."[12] Thom Jurek of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "Orange is almost entirely new sonic terrain -- but it keeps the trio's trademark sweaty, musical terrorism and hedonistic rage up front."[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, and Jon Spencer.

No.TitleLength
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. ^ Perry, Adam (May 20, 2015). "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Has Mastered Primal Fun". Westword. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The 50 Best Garage Rock Albums of All Time". Paste. January 29, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Bellbottoms". Ultratop. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Orange – This Day In Matador History". Matador Records. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (1994). "Pazz & Jop 1994". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 12, 2008.
  6. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 1994". NME. October 10, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott; Schreiber, Ryan, eds. (November 2008). The Pitchfork 500. Simon & Schuster. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-4165-6202-3.
  8. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Orange – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion". AllMusic. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Romero, Michele (November 25, 1994). "Orange". Entertainment Weekly: 77. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Chick, Stevie (January 2011). "The big bang". Mojo (206): 112.
  12. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (October 26, 2010). "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange / Acme". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange". Record Collector: 94.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Morris, Gina (October 1994). "Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange". Select (52): 106.
  16. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 21, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 8, 2017.

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