Post Orgasmic Chill

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Post Orgasmic Chill
Post Orgasmic Chill.jpg
Studio album by Skunk Anansie
Released 22 March 1999
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Hard rock[1]
Length 50:50
Label Virgin
Producer Andy Wallace
Skunk Anansie chronology
Stoosh
(1996)Stoosh1996
Post Orgasmic Chill
(1999)
Smashes and Trashes
(2009)Smashes and Trashes2009
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.

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
Europe (IFPI)[6] Platinum 1,000,000*

*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. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2003". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 October 2012.