Pretty Music for Pretty People

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Pretty Music for Pretty People
Dead Milkmen - Pretty Music for Pretty People.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 7, 2014
GenrePunk rock, Alternative rock
Length51:25
LabelQuid Ergo
ProducerBrian McTear and Amy Morrissey
The Dead Milkmen chronology
The King in Yellow
(2011)
Pretty Music for Pretty People
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative Press4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters8/10[2]
Punknews.org4.5/5 stars[3]

Pretty Music for Pretty People is the tenth studio album by The Dead Milkmen. It is their second studio album since reuniting in 2008.

The album includes all four of the limited-release singles that followed 2011's The King in Yellow ("Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch", "Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry", "The Great Boston Molasses Flood", and "Welcome to Undertown"), and all but one of the b-sides from those singles, which first appeared in 2012 and 2013, in addition to previously unreleased songs. The album was recorded at Miner Street Studios in Philadelphia by Brian McTear and Amy Morrissey.[4]

It was released on CD on the Quid Ergo Records imprint, and digitally by the band on their website on October 7, 2014. A limited edition LP with the title Pretty Music For Pretty Special People was also released by Quid Ergo, containing only the previously unreleased songs, plus the "C-Sides" from the singles which had until then only been available digitally.[5]

CD Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretty Music For Pretty People" - 3:48
  2. "Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry" - 3:07
  3. "Welcome To Undertown" - 3:43
  4. "Now I Wanna Hold Your Dog" - 1:34
  5. "Make It Witchy" - 2:50
  6. "Mary Ann Cotton (The Poisoner's Song)" - 3:46
  7. "I've Got To Get My Numbers Up" - 3:00
  8. "Anthropology Days" - 3:11
  9. "Somewhere Over Antarctica" - 4:11
  10. "Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch" - 3:12
  11. "Streetlamps - Walking To Work" - 2:14
  12. "The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell" - 3:03
  13. "The Great Boston Molasses Flood" - 3:54
  14. "All You Need Is Nothing" - 3:08
  15. "Ronald Reagan Killed The Black Dahlia" - 1:33
  16. "Hipster Beard" - 3:50
  17. "Sanitary Times" - 2:36

LP Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretty Music For Pretty People" - 3:48
  2. "Make It Witchy" - 2:50
  3. "Mary Ann Cotton (The Poisoner's Song)" - 3:46
  4. "I've Got To Get My Numbers Up" - 3:00
  5. "Sanitary Times" - 2:36
  6. "Anthropology Days" - 3:11
  7. "The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell" - 3:03
  8. "All You Need Is Nothing" - 3:08
  9. "Hipster Beard" - 3:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parker, Chris (October 14, 2014). "The Dead Milkmen – Pretty Music For Pretty People". Alternative Press.
  2. ^ Garratt, John (December 12, 2014). "The Dead Milkmen: Pretty Music for Pretty People". Popmatters. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  3. ^ misterspike (October 7, 2014). "The Dead Milkmen – Pretty Music For Pretty People". Punknews.org.
  4. ^ "The Dead Milkmen Release Video for "The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell"". Innocent Words.
  5. ^ "The Official Dead Milkmen Website". deadmilkmen.com.