Start Breaking My Heart

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Start Breaking My Heart
Start Breaking My Heart (Caribou album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)
Genre
Length45:37
LabelThe Leaf Label
ProducerDan Snaith
Manitoba / Dan Snaith chronology
Start Breaking My Heart
(2001)
Up in Flames
(2003)
Singles from Start Breaking My Heart
  1. "People Eating Fruit"
    Released: October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)[1]
  2. "Paul's Birthday"
    Released: February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press4/5[5]
Muzik4/5[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork8.0/10 (2002)[8]
7.9/10 (2006)[9]

Start Breaking My Heart is the debut studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Manitoba on March 27, 2001 by The Leaf Label.[10]

The album received positive reviews and was re-released in 2006 by Domino Recording Company after Snaith started performing under the new moniker Caribou. The styles and themes of the album have been compared to those of Boards of Canada, Four Tet, and Aphex Twin.[8][11][12]

In 2017, Pitchfork placed the album at number 40 on its list of "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time".[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Dan Snaith.

No.TitleLength
1."Dundas, Ontario"4:23
2."People Eating Fruit"6:11
3."Mammals vs. Reptiles"4:47
4."Brandon"5:23
5."Children Play Well Together"3:06
6."Lemon Yoghourt"2:24
7."James' Second Haircut"4:15
8."Schedules and Fares"5:13
9."Pauls Birthday"6:56
10."Happy Ending"2:59
Total length:45:37

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Dan Snaith – writing, production
  • Jay Burnett – mastering
  • Ben Dunbar – photography
  • EkhornFross – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People Eating Fruit". Caribou.fm. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Paul's Birthday". Caribou.fm. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Reviews for Start Breaking My Heart by Caribou". Metacritic. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Carlson, Dean. "Start Breaking My Heart – Caribou / Manitoba". AllMusic. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "Manitoba: Start Breaking My Heart". Alternative Press (175): 72. February 2003.
  6. ^ Bell, Duncan (April 2001). "Manitoba: Start Breaking My Heart (Leaf)". Muzik (71): 58.
  7. ^ "Manitoba: Start Breaking My Heart". NME: 31. March 31, 2001.
  8. ^ a b Richardson, Mark (November 21, 2002). "Manitoba: Start Breaking My Heart". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Richardson, Mark (July 13, 2006). "Caribou: Start Breaking My Heart / Up in Flames". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "Start Breaking My Heart". Caribou.fm. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Towsen, Nat. "Caribou – Start Breaking My Heart/Up In Flames". Tiny Mix Tapes. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  12. ^ Jones, Charlie (March 17, 2010). "Caribou interview: "I always feel like I am fumbling around."". Dummy Mag. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  13. ^ "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time". Pitchfork. January 24, 2017. p. 2. Retrieved February 16, 2018.

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