Supermodified (album)

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Studio album by Amon Tobin
Released May 15, 2000 (UK)
May 16, 2000 (US)
Genre IDM, trip hop, nu jazz
Length 66:15
Label Ninja Tune
Producer Amon Tobin
Amon Tobin chronology
Out from Out Where
(2002)Out from Out Where2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Melody Maker 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork 9.1/10[5]
Stylus Magazine A[6]

Supermodified is the fourth studio album by Brazilian electronic music producer Amon Tobin, and his third release on Ninja Tune. The album is in some ways a departure from his previous releases as it manages to cover a wider variety of styles. The album was Tobin's most commercially accessible release. Video clips were made for "Four Ton Mantis" (directed by Floria Sigismondi) and "Slowly".

Tobin's official website defined the title of the album as:

  • modification: the act of modifying, state of being modified; change made in vowel by mutation, graphic representation of this
  • super: on the top (of); over; beyond; besides; in addition; exceeding; going beyond; more

In 2012 it was awarded a double silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 40,000 copies throughout Europe.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get Your Snack On" – 4:22
  2. "Four Ton Mantis" – 4:45
  3. "Slowly" – 5:37
  4. "Marine Machines" – 5:45
  5. "Golfer vrs Boxer" – 6:17
  6. "Deo" – 6:44
  7. "Precursor" featuring Quadraceptor – 4:39
  8. "Saboteur" – 5:18
  9. "Chocolate Lovely" – 6:03
  10. "Rhino Jockey" – 7:28
  11. "Keepin' It Steel (The Anvil Track)" – 4:29
  12. "Natureland" – 5:48

Use in film and television[edit]

"Natureland", "Slowly" and "Get Your Snack On" were used in the movie coverage of the 2003 Gumball 3000 Rally.

"Saboteur" was used in the 2003 remake of The Italian Job.

"Slowly" was used in the 2006 film Candy, as well as ES footwear's film, "Menikmati".

"Four Ton Mantis" was used in a commercial for "Death Note" on Adult Swim, Paul Rodriguez's "Forecast" skateboarding video for Mike Mo Capaldi's segment, and a Molson M commercial.

"Chocolate Lovely" has been used on Adult Swim's commercial bumps.

"Get Your Snack On" and "Deo" were used in the 2005 anime "IGPX".

"Deo" was used in a Coca-Cola commercial.

"Natureland" was used in the UK's Channel 4 TV promotional spot for its Stanley Kubrick season.

"Get Your Snack On" was used in season 8, episode 13 of American Dad!.

"Get Your Snack On" and "Four Ton Mantis" have been used in various Toonami bumps.


  1. ^ "Reviews for Supermodified by Amon Tobin". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Supermodified – Amon Tobin". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Robischon, Noah (29 September 2000). "Supermodified". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Amon Tobin: Supermodified". Melody Maker: 60. 20 June 2000. 
  5. ^ Clark, Taylor M. (16 May 2000). "Amon Tobin: Supermodified". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Andrews, Chris (1 September 2003). "Amon Tobin – Supermodified – Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  7. ^

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