Taiga (Zola Jesus album)

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Taiga
Taiga album cover.jpg
Studio album by Zola Jesus
Released October 6, 2014
Genre
Length 42:36
Label Mute
Producer Nika Roza Danilova, Dean Hurley
Zola Jesus chronology
Versions
(2013)Versions2013
Taiga
(2014)
Okovi
(2017)Okovi2017
Singles from Taiga
  1. "Dangerous Days"
    Released: June 23, 2014
  2. "Go (Blank Sea)"
    Released: September 17, 2014
  3. "Hunger"
    Released: February 9, 2015
  4. "Nail"
    Released: September 18, 2015

Taiga is the fourth studio album by Zola Jesus released on October 6, 2014 in the UK and EU and on October 7, 2014 in the US through Mute.[1] The album was produced by Nika Roza Danilova and co-produced by Dean Hurley.[1] It marks the first Zola Jesus record to be released through Mute Records. The album title Taiga is the Russian word for boreal forests. A music video was released for the album's first single "Dangerous Days".[2] The music video was directed by Timothy Saccenti and filmed in Hoh Rainforest, Washington.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Taiga" 2:55
2. "Dangerous Days" 4:29
3. "Dust" 3:32
4. "Hunger" 4:32
5. "Go (Blank Sea)" 4:05
6. "Ego" 2:49
7. "Lawless" 5:15
8. "Nail" 3:05
9. "Long Way Down" 3:58
10. "Hollow" 3:50
11. "It’s Not Over" 4:05
Total length: 42:36

Personnel[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
musicOMH 4/5 stars[4]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound C+[6]
Exclaim! (7/10)[7]
New Musical Express (7/10)[8]
PopMatters (6/10)[9]
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10)[10]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[11]
Kuwaiti Trail Mix 7/10 stars[12]

Upon its release, Taiga received generally positive reviews from music critics. The review aggregator website Metacritic assigns a "Metascore" to each album, which is based on the ratings and reviews of selected mainstream independent publications, and the release has a score of a 66 based on 21 selected critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jenn Pelly (July 15, 2014). "Zola Jesus Shares Taiga Album Art, Tracklist, Announces International Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b John Walker (August 28, 2014). "Zola Jesus' 'Dangerous Days' Video Is So Overwhelming". MTV. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Taiga - Zola Jesus". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Hogwood, Ben. "Taiga - Zola Jesus". musicOMH. OMH. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Phares, Heather. "Taiga - Zola Jesus". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Geffen, Sasha (October 7, 2014). Consequence of Sound http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/10/album-review-zola-jesus-taiga/. Retrieved October 10, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Sylvester, Daniel. "Taiga - Zola Jesus". Exclaim!. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Cooper, Leonie. "Zola Jesus: Taiga". New Musical Express. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Paul, John. "Zola Jesus: Taiga". PopMatters. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  10. ^ St. Asaph, Katherine. "Zola Jesus: Taiga". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Weiner, Sophie. "Goth queen goes pop, with anonymous-sounding results". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Rashad Arafa, Ahmad. "Album Review - Zola Jesus (TAIGA)". Kuwaiti Trail Mix. Retrieved 12 October 2014.