Super Extra Gravity

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Super Extra Gravity
The Cardigans Super Extra Gravity.jpg
Studio album by The Cardigans
Released 14 October 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock
Length 40:03 (Standard Edition)
Label Stockholm Records
Producer Tore Johansson
The Cardigans chronology
Long Gone Before Daylight
(2003)Long Gone Before Daylight2003
Super Extra Gravity
(2005)
Best of
(2008)Best of2008
Singles from Super Extra Gravity
  1. "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer"
    Released: 21 September 2005
  2. "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)"
    Released: 6 February 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (64/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music (positive)[10]
The Music Box 2.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[4]
PopMatters (7/10)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin (4/10)[7]
The Times (positive)[11]
Yahoo! Music UK 7/10 stars[8]

Super Extra Gravity is The Cardigans' sixth album. It was produced by Tore Johansson who last worked with The Cardigans on Gran Turismo and since then with the band Franz Ferdinand. The album was released in Germany and Ireland on 14 October 2005 and in the UK on 17 October 2005. A Japanese edition has since been released. The first single released was "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer". The second single was "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)." It was said that "Godspell"—the lyrics of which reference a conservative religious mentality common to the band's hometown of Jönköping— was to be the third single, but plans for its release fell through.

Track listing[edit]

All music by Peter Svensson; all lyrics by Nina Persson and Nathan Larson, except where noted.

  1. "Losing a Friend" (Persson) – 3:44
  2. "Godspell" – 3:29
  3. "Drip Drop Teardrop" (Persson) – 3:15
  4. "Overload" – 3:18
  5. "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer" – 3:33
  6. "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)" – 3:37
  7. "Little Black Cloud" (Persson) – 3:26
  8. "In the Round" – 4:17
  9. "Holy Love" – 4:07
  10. "Good Morning Joan" – 3:37
  11. "And Then You Kissed Me II" – 4:01

Japanese and French editions bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Bonus Track" – 0:22
  2. "Slowdown Town" – 4:09

UK edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Bonus Tracks" – 0:22
  2. "Give Me Your Eyes" (Persson) – 3:23
  3. "Slow" – 4:03

Personnel[edit]

Godspell German promo cover

Singles[edit]

  1. I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer (8 October 2005, #59 UK)
  2. Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds) (6 February 2006, not released in UK)
  • The band planned to release "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)" in the UK in April 2006, but this was cancelled because of the poor performance of the album and first single there. Instead, a two-track digital single was released on iTunes in the UK.
  • Promos were sent to radio in Europe for "Godspell" as a third single from the album, but a full commercial release never happened.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[24] Gold 30,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The Music Box review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  6. ^ Slant Magazine review
  7. ^ Spin review
  8. ^ "Yahoo! Music UK review". Archived from the original on November 3, 2005. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  9. ^ PopMatters review
  10. ^ BBC Music review
  11. ^ The Times review[dead link]
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.com – The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  14. ^ "The Cardigans: Super Extra Gravity" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  17. ^ カーディガンズのランキング [The Cardigans album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Cardigans – Super Extra Gravity". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Cardigans | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Sverigetopplistan > Sök Alla Listar > Årlistar > Album > 2005 > Visa!". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  23. ^ "Sverigetopplistan > Sök Alla Listar > Årlistar > Album > 2006 > Visa!". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2005" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 

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