Return to Cookie Mountain

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Return to Cookie Mountain
Cookiemtn.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 6, 2006
Recorded2005
Studio
  • Stay Gold (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Head Gear (Brooklyn, New York)
Genre
Length56:10
Label
ProducerDavid Andrew Sitek
TV on the Radio chronology
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
(2004)
Return to Cookie Mountain
(2006)
Dear Science
(2008)
Singles from Return to Cookie Mountain
  1. "Wolf Like Me"
    Released: February 13, 2006
  2. "Province"
    Released: May 8, 2006

Return to Cookie Mountain is the second studio album by American rock band TV on the Radio. It was released July 6, 2006, worldwide by 4AD, and issued in the U.S. and Canada on September 12, 2006, by Interscope Records and Touch and Go Recordings. The North American release features three bonus tracks, two of which are B-sides from the single "Wolf Like Me"; the other is a remix of "Hours" by El-P. Videos were made for the singles "Wolf Like Me" and "Province".

The album featured several notable guest vocalists: "Province" features backing vocals from David Bowie, who championed the band's full-length debut, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes; Katrina Ford of the band Celebration guests on "Wolf Like Me", "Let the Devil In" and "Blues from Down Here"; Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead sings on "Hours".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic88/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[9]
The A.V. ClubA[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[10]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
MSN Music (Consumer Guide)A−[11]
NME9/10[12]
Pitchfork9.1/10[13]
Q4/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[5]
Spin4/5 stars[7]

Return to Cookie Mountain earned overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, and was named the album of the year by Spin for 2006, leading to the band's appearance on the magazine's cover. The album was ranked second on Pitchfork Media's list of Top 50 Albums of 2006.[15] Rolling Stone, Slant Magazine, and Stylus Magazine each named the album as the fourth best of 2006, and the album is ranked fifth on Metacritic's year-end list. In 2009, Rhapsody ranked the album at eighth on its "100 Best Albums of the Decade" list.[16] In December 2007 the album was ranked number 96 in Blender (magazine)'s 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever [17].

As of 2014, sales in the United States have exceeded 242,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [18]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Was a Lover" (Kyp Malone, David Andrew Sitek) – 4:21
  2. "Hours" (Tunde Adebimpe) – 3:55
  3. "Province" (Malone, Sitek) – 4:37
  4. "Playhouses" (Malone) – 5:11
  5. "Wolf Like Me" (Adebimpe) – 4:39
  6. "A Method" (Adebimpe) – 4:25
  7. "Let the Devil In" (Malone) – 4:27
  8. "Dirtywhirl" (Adebimpe) – 4:15
  9. "Blues from Down Here" (Malone) – 5:17
  10. "Tonight" (Adebimpe) – 6:53
  11. "Wash the Day" (Malone, Sitek, Adebimpe) – 8:08

U.S. bonus tracks[edit]

[silence]

  1. "Untitled" - 1:44
  2. "Snakes and Martyrs" (Malone) – 4:07
  3. "Hours (El-P remix)" (Adebimpe) – 4:26
  4. "Things You Can Do" (Adebimpe, Sitek) – 5:26

Personnel[edit]

"I Was a Lover"

  • Vocals – Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe
  • Samples, guitars, bass – Dave Sitek
  • Piano – Gerard Smith
  • Drums – Jaleel Bunton

"Hours"

  • Vocals – Tunde Adebimpe, Kazu Makino
  • Drums, guitars, piano – Jaleel Bunton
  • Bass, organ – Gerard Smith
  • Flute – Dave Sitek
  • Cello – Jeremy Wilms

"Province"

  • Vocals – Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, David Bowie
  • Sampler, guitars, bass, keys – Dave Sitek
  • Drums – Jaleel Bunton
  • Piano – Gerard Smith

"Playhouses"

  • Vocals – Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, Omega "C Taylor" Moon
  • Drums – Jaleel Bunton
  • Sampler, guitars – Dave Sitek

"Wolf Like Me"

  • Vocals – Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone, Katrina Ford
  • Drums – Jaleel Bunton
  • Bass, guitar – Kyp Malone
  • Guitar, samples, synth – Dave Sitek
  • Guitar – Jaleel Bunton
  • Baritone saxophone – Martin Perna

"A Method"

  • Vocals – Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone
  • Samples, keys, synth – Dave Sitek
  • Percussion – Jaleel Bunton, Tunde Adebimpe

"Let the Devil In" This track includes extended samples from Lou Reed's 1975 noise album Metal Machine Music during the verses.

  • Vocals – Kyp Malone, Katrina Ford, Tunde Adebimpe
  • Choir – Jaleel Bunton, Akwetey & Aku Orraca-Tetteh, Devang Shah, Aaron Aites, Tunde Adebimpe, Gerard Smith
  • Samples – Dave Sitek
  • Drums – Jaleel Bunton
  • Percussion – Akwetey, Aku, Devang Shah (Dragons of Zynth)
  • Guitar, bass – Kyp Malone

"Dirtywhirl"

  • Vocals – Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone
  • Guitar, bass – Gerard Smith
  • Drums, Rhodes – Jaleel Bunton
  • Sample, synth – Dave Sitek

"Blues from Down Here"

  • Vocals – Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, Katrina Ford, Shanina Robinson
  • Drums – Jaleel Bunton
  • Samples, guitars, synth – Dave Sitek
  • Guitar – Kyp Malone
  • Horns – Martin Perna, Chris Taylor
  • Bass Harmonica, Bass Clarinet – Stuart D. Bogie
  • Horn arrangement – Chris Taylor

"Tonight"

  • Vocals – Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone
  • Guitar, percussion – Jaleel Bunton
  • Magic – Dave Sitek
  • Clarinet – Chris Taylor

"Wash the Day"

  • Vocals – Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe
  • Drums – Jaleel Bunton
  • Guitar, bass, synth – Dave Sitek
  • Electric sitar – Gerard Smith

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Petridis, Alexis (June 30, 2006). "TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain". The Guardian. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain | Sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  5. ^ a b c Ringen, Jonathan (September 7, 2006). "Return To Cookie Mountain". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "TV On The Radio: Return To Cookie Mountain | Tiny Mix Tapes". tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  7. ^ a b Lim, Dennis (June 2006). "Space Is the Place". Spin. 22 (6): 81. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Reviews for Return to Cookie Mountain by TV on the Radio". Metacritic. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  9. ^ Phares, Heather. "Return to Cookie Mountain – TV on the Radio". AllMusic. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  10. ^ Kot, Greg (September 11, 2006). "Return to Cookie Mountain". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on July 31, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 2007). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain". NME: 41. July 8, 2006.
  13. ^ Dahlen, Chris (July 5, 2006). "TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain". Q (241): 115. August 2006.
  15. ^ {{cite web|url=https://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/6510-top-50-albums-of-2006/%7Ctitle=Top 50 Albums of 2006|date=2006-12-19|author=Pitchfork staff|work=[[Pitchfork (website)|Pitchfork]}}
  16. ^ "Rhapsody's 100 Best Albums of the Decade" Retrieved 12 January 2010. Archived January 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Blender's 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever". Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Regrouped TV on the Radio hits road, plants new 'Seeds'". Los Angeles Times. Nov 7, 2014. Retrieved Sep 17, 2020.

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