Tarot Sport

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Tarot Sport
Tarot Sport.jpg
Studio album by Fuck Buttons
Released 14 October 2009
Genre Electronica, neo-psychedelia, post-rock, noise, techno, ambient
Length 58:35
Label ATP Recordings
Producer Andrew Weatherall
Fuck Buttons chronology
Street Horrrsing
(2008)
Tarot Sport
(2009)
Slow Focus
(2013)

Tarot Sport is the second studio album by Fuck Buttons, produced by Andrew Weatherall. The album was released on 14 October 2009 in the UK and on 20 October in the US.[1] The album was leaked online on 14 September 2009. The songs "Surf Solar" and "Olympians" were released as singles.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 84/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club A−[4]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]
NME 8/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[10]
Spin 6/10[11]
Uncut 4/5 stars[12]

Tarot Sport was met with positive critical reviews, earning a score of 84 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic based on 21 professional reviews.[2] Andrzej Lukowski of Drowned in Sound wrote that "If it doesn't necessarily resonate with the times, it ought to resonate by dint of sheer, joyous momentum."[13] With a score of 8.3, it is also an AnyDecentMusic? Chart Topper.[14]

Many publications ranked Tarot Sport on their end of year lists, including:

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Surf Solar" – 10:34
  2. "Rough Steez" – 4:44
  3. "The Lisbon Maru" – 9:19
  4. "Olympians" – 10:54
  5. "Phantom Limb" – 4:49
  6. "Space Mountain" – 8:44
  7. "Flight of the Feathered Serpent" – 9:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ pitchfork
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Tarot Sport by Fuck Buttons". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Tarot Sport – Fuck Buttons". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Martins, Chris (5 January 2010). "Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Perry, Andrew (16 October 2009). "F--- Buttons: Tarot Sport, CD review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Jonze, Tim (2 October 2009). "Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Pattison, Louis (9 October 2009). "Album review: Fuck Buttons – 'Tarot Sport'". NME. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Colly, Joe (23 October 2009). "Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport". Q (280): 106. November 2009. 
  10. ^ Cataldo, Jesse (19 October 2009). "Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Suarez, Jessica (December 2009). "F--k Buttons: Tarot Sport". Spin. 25 (12): 75. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport". Uncut (150): 88. November 2009. 
  13. ^ Lukowski, Andrej (12 October 2009). "Album Review: F*ck Buttons – Tarot Sport". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  14. ^ http://www.anydecentmusic.com/review/897/Tarot-Sport.aspx
  15. ^ Ewing, Tom (17 December 2009). "The Top 50 Albums of 2009". Pitchfork Media. p. 4. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  16. ^ The 25 Best Albums of 2009 Referenced 31 July 2010