Post Orgasmic Chill

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Post Orgasmic Chill
Post Orgasmic Chill.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 March 1999
Recorded1998-1999
StudioClinton Studios (New York City) Bearsville Studios (Bearsville)
GenreHard rock, alternative metal, alternative rock[1]
Length50:50
LabelVirgin
ProducerAndy Wallace
Skunk Anansie chronology
Stoosh
(1996)
Post Orgasmic Chill
(1999)
Smashes and Trashes
(2009)
Singles from Post Orgasmic Chill
  1. "Charlie Big Potato"
    Released: March 1999
  2. "Secretly"
    Released: May 1999
  3. "Lately"
    Released: August 1999
  4. "You'll Follow Me Down"
    Released: October 1999
  5. "Tracy's Flaw"
    Released: 2000 (Portugal only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
NME(8/10)[2]

Post Orgasmic Chill is the third studio album by British rock band Skunk Anansie, first released in 1999. Two album covers exist: the European version with the band lounging in an oceanside apartment, and the American version with the band standing on the Atlantic City boardwalk. It was a complete departure from their previous two albums, which had elements of punk rock and alternative rock by moving to a new harder sound with elements of hard rock and alternative metal. It took eleven years for the group to release their next album, Wonderlustre.

Etymology[edit]

The album title resembles the title of the 13th song, a Japanese bonus track called "Post Orgasmic Sleep".

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Charlie Big Potato"5:32
2."On My Hotel T.V."3:34
3."We Don't Need Who You Think You Are"4:21
4."Tracy's Flaw"4:30
5."The Skank Heads"3:11
6."Lately"3:53
7."Secretly"4:45
8."Good Things Don't Always Come to You"5:25
9."Cheap Honesty"3:47
10."You'll Follow Me Down"4:01
11."And This Is Nothing That I Thought I Had"3:04
12."I'm Not Afraid"4:48
13."Post Orgasmic Sleep" (Japan bonus track)5:17

Personnel[edit]

Skunk Anansie
Other personnel
  • Wil Malone – strings, arrangement, conductor
  • Michael Nash Associates – design
  • Clif Norrell – engineering
  • Chris Laidlaw – assistant engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Steve Sisco – assistant mixing
  • Andy Wallace – production, mixing

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1999) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 16

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
German Albums Chart[5] 57

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[6] Gold 25,000*
Europe (IFPI)[7] Platinum 1,000,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ NME review
  3. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  4. ^ "Skunk Anansie charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Skunk anansie – Post orgasmic chill" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 19 November 2018. Enter Skunk anansie in the field Interpret. Enter Post orgasmic chill in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  7. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2003". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Skunk anansie; 'Post orgasmic chill')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Skunk anansie – Post orgasmic chill". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 November 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Post orgasmic chill in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.