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
Tarot Sport
Slow Focus
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC (positive)[2]
Drowned in Sound (9/10)[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
NME (8/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (9.0/10)[6]
Resident Advisor 4.0/5 stars[7]
The Skinny 5/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[10]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[11]
Toro 4.5/5 stars[12]

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.[13] The album was leaked online on 14 September 2009. The songs "Surf Solar" and "Olympians" were released as singles.

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

Critical reception[edit]

Tarot Sport was met with positive critical reviews, with Andrzej Lukowski of Drowned in Sound saying that "If it doesn't necessarily resonate with the times, it ought to resonate by dint of sheer, joyous momentum."[14] On review aggregator Metacritic, the album was awarded a score of 84 out of 100 based on 21 professional reviews.[15] With a score of 8.3, it is also an AnyDecentMusic? Chart Topper.[16]

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