Retribution (Tanya Tagaq album)

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Retribution
Tanya Tagaq Retribution.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2016
GenreInuit throat singing
Length47:28
LabelSix Shooter Records
Tanya Tagaq chronology
Animism
(2014)
Retribution
(2016)

Retribution is the fourth studio album by Canadian Inuk musician Tanya Tagaq, which was released on October 21, 2016 on Six Shooter Records.[1]

"Rape Me" is a cover of a song by American grunge band Nirvana. The album also features a collaboration with rapper Shad on the track "Centre", and Inuk artist Laakuluk Williamson Bathory on the track "Retribution".

The album was a longlisted nominee for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize.[2]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic84/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!9/10[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork8.2/10[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]
Vice (Expert Witness)A–[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Tanya Tagaq, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ajaaja" 2:55
2."Retribution" 7:57
3."Nacreous" 4:01
4."Aorta" 3:37
5."Centre" 3:51
6."Summoning" 8:57
7."Cold Wind" 6:35
8."Sivulivinivut" 1:49
9."Sulfur" 3:00
10."Rape Me"Kurt Cobain4:46

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (August 17, 2016). "Tanya Tagaq Announces New Album Retribution". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gord Downie, Tragically Hip both make cut as Polaris Prize long list revealed". Toronto Star. June 13, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Reviews for Retribution by Tanya Tagaq". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Retribution – Tanya Tagaq". Exclaim!. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Tanya Tagaq: Retribution review – apocalyptic growls and lupine snuffles". The Guardian. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tanya Tagaq, Retribution,". Pitchfork. November 16, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Tanya Tagaq's 'Retribution' Gives Environmentalism Art-Rock Bite". Rolling Stone. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 18, 2016). "Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau". Noisey. Retrieved November 23, 2016.