Plague Songs

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Plague Songs
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Studio album by various artists
Released 2 October 2006
Recorded 2006
Label 4AD
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Independent 5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link
The Sunday Times 2/5 stars[3]

Plague Songs is an album of songs, by various artists, about the ten Plagues of Egypt described in the Book of Exodus.

The songs were originally commissioned by the British arts organisation Artangel for its project The Margate Exodus, which centres on a one-day event that took place in Margate on 30 September 2006.[4][5]

The 4AD release gathers together the 10 original recordings, presented in Biblical plague order.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blood" - Klashnekoff (The Plague of Blood)
  2. "Relate the Tale" - King Creosote (The Plague of Frogs)
  3. "The Meaning of Lice" - Stephin Merritt (The Plague of Lice)
  4. "Flies" - Brian Eno & Robert Wyatt (The Plague of Flies)
  5. "The Fifth Plague" - Laurie Anderson (The Death of Livestock)
  6. "Boils" - Cody ChesnuTT (The Plague of Boils)
  7. "Hailstones" - The Tiger Lillies (The Plague of Hail)
  8. "Glittering Cloud" - Imogen Heap (The Plague of Locusts)
  9. "Darkness" - Scott Walker (The Plague of Darkness)
  10. "Katonah" - Rufus Wainwright (The Death of the Firstborn)


  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ The Independent review
  3. ^ The Sunday Times review
  4. ^ "Plague Songs & The Margate Exodus". 4AD. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2006. 
  5. ^ "The Margate Exodus: About". Retrieved 2 October 2006. 

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