Temperamental (Everything but the Girl album)

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Temperamental
Temperamental cover.jpg
Studio album by Everything but the Girl
Released 27 September 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Electronica,[1] drum and bass,[1] house,[1] pop,[1] jazz,[1] folk[1]
Length 56:47
Label Atlantic (U.S.)
Virgin Records (Europe)
Producer Ben Watt
Everything but the Girl chronology
Walking Wounded
(1996)
Temperamental
(1999)
Like the Deserts Miss the Rain
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Boston Phoenix 3.5/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
Muzik 3/5 stars[5]
NME 1/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 5.3/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[9]
Spin 9/10[10]

Temperamental is the tenth and final album to date by British music duo Everything but the Girl.

"Five Fathoms", "Temperamental", "Lullaby of Clubland", "Blame", and "The Future of the Future (Stay Gold)" were released as singles. The album was reissued by Edsel Records as a 2-disc deluxe set in 2015.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Five Fathoms" (Watt) – 6:24
  2. "Low Tide of the Night" (Watt) – 4:45
  3. "Blame" (Watt, Thorn) – 6:18
  4. "Hatfield 1980" (Watt, Thorn) – 5:12
  5. "Temperamental" (Watt) – 5:20
  6. "Compression" (Watt, Thorn) – 7:11
  7. "Downhill Racer" (Watt, Thorn) – 3:49
  8. "Lullaby of Clubland" (Watt) – 5:30
  9. "No Difference" (Watt, Thorn) – 4:26
  10. "The Future of the Future (Stay Gold)" featuring Deep Dish (Watt, Sharam Tayebi, Ali Shirazinia) – 7:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Ben Watt – bass, keyboards, guitars, strings, scratches, beats, sound editing & programming
  • Tracey Thorn – vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Temperamental – Everything But the Girl". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Freedberg, Michael (11 October 1999). "Everything But the Girl: Temperamental (Atlantic)". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Scherman, Tony (4 October 1999). "Temperamental". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Lechner, Ernesto (26 September 1999). "In Brief". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (October 1999). "Everything But the Girl: Temperamental (Virgin)". Muzik (53): 98. 
  6. ^ "Temperamental". NME. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (28 September 1999). "Everything But the Girl: Temperamental". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Sheffield, Rob (14 October 1999). "Everything But the Girl: Temperamental". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 24 April 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 288–89. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  10. ^ Walters, Barry (October 1999). "This New House". Spin. 15 (10): 151–52. Retrieved 5 October 2016.