Talk About Body

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Talk About Body
Men-talkaboutbody.jpg
Studio album
Released February 1, 2011 (February 1, 2011)
Genre Electropop, Political music
Length 52:18
Label IAMSOUND Records in the US
Sony/Columbia in Europe
Singles from Talk About Body
  1. "Credit Card Babies"
    Released: 6 September 2010
    (on Trouble Records)
  2. "Off Our Backs"
    Released: 9 November 2010
  3. "Who Am I To Feel So Free (single version/Antony version)"
    Released: 14 February 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC (favorable) [1]
Drowned in Sound
7/10 stars[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Talk About Body is the debut album from Brooklyn electropop band MEN. It was released on February 1, 2011 on IAMSOUND Records in the US, and Sony/Columbia in Europe. It received a favorable average score of 64 on Metacritic.[11]
The song lyrics contain a diverse range of social and political messages. In her interview with MEN for L.A. Music Blog, Kristyn Scorsone described the album as "a dance revolution that is lyrically provocative. Both smart and political, the album talks about not only body, but gay baby makin’, government profiteering in regards to war, feminism, gender politics, and simply how it feels to be getting too old for the club scene."[12]

Track listing[edit]

Talk About Body
No. Title Length
1. "Life's Half Price" 5:26
2. "Off Our Backs" 4:40
3. "Credit Card Babies" 3:51
4. "Boom Boom Boom" 4:06
5. "Take Your Shirt Off" 4:23
6. "Who Am I To Feel So Free" 3:19
7. "Make It Reverse" 3:20
8. "Simultaneously" 6:29
9. "If You Want Something" 4:35
10. "Rip Off" 4:14
11. "My Family" 3:30
12. "Be Like This" 5:19
Total length: 52:18

Quotes[edit]

Album Review
The Guardian - "MEN's debut is one of the best of the year. Or, at least, the best of the niche area where gender politics and dance music intersect. "[1]

Videos[edit]

Off Our Backs - November 4, 2010, director: Bryce Kass [13]
Who Am I To Feel So Free - February 14, 2011 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aston, Martin. "MEN Talk About Body Review". BBC. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  2. ^ Farrah, Amanda. "MEN Talk About Body". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (2011-02-10). "MEN: Talk About Body - review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  4. ^ Wappler, Margaret (2011-02-02). "Album Review: MEN 'Talk About Body'". L.A. Times. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  5. ^ Daniels, Tiffany. "MEN - Talk About Body". thelineofbestfit.com. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  6. ^ Haider, Arwa. "Talk About Body by MEN is New York punk-funk in its lust prime". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  7. ^ Hegge, Kevin. "MEN - Talk About Body". NOW. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  8. ^ Breihan, Tom. "MEN - Talk About Body". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  9. ^ "MEN Talk About Body". The Quietus. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  10. ^ "MEN Talk About Body". Soundblab.com. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  11. ^ "Metacritic Talk About Body - MEN". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  12. ^ Scorsone, Kristyn. "Interview with JD Samson and the members of MEN". L.A. Music Blog. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  13. ^ "Off Our Backs video". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  14. ^ "Who Am I To Feel So Free video". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-02-14.