The Blue God

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The Blue God
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Studio album by
Released12 May 2008
GenreTrip-hop, electronic, rock, soul
ProducerMartina Topley-Bird
Danger Mouse
Martina Topley-Bird chronology
The Blue God
Some Place Simple
Professional ratings
Review scores
Hot Press[2]
Manchester Evening News[3]
Pitchfork Media4.6/10[5]
Prefix Magazine[6]
The Times[7]
Twisted Ear[8]

The Blue God is the second studio album by British singer-songwriter Martina Topley-Bird, her first in five years. Released on 12 May 2008,[9] the album had been complete since at least September 2007.[10] Since then, Topley-Bird slowly revealed track titles and posted songs from the album on her official website[11] and her MySpace page.[12] The Blue God was produced by Danger Mouse. The album was preceded by its first single, "Carnies," on 3 March 2008.[13] "Poison," the second single, was released on 5 May 2008. The single's B-side, "Soldier Boy", is a collaboration with Gorillaz & Roots Manuva which interpolates certain elements of the Gorillaz' demo "Snakes & Ladders".[12] The third single from the album, "Baby Blue," was released as a digital download on 7 September 2008.[14][15]

The album reached number 88 on the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release.[16]

Track listing[edit]

3."April Grove"James G. Barbour3:32
4."Something to Say"Topley-Bird,3:26
5."Baby Blue"Topley-Bird,2:27
6."Shangri La"Topley-Bird,3:47
8."Da Da Da Da"Topley-Bird,2:24
11."Razor Tongue"Topley-Bird,3:54


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Albums Chart 88
French Albums Chart 149


  1. ^ "BBC – Music – Review of Martina Topley-Bird – The Blue God".
  2. ^ Hot Press review
  3. ^ Administrator. "Martina Topley Bird – The Blue God (Independiente)".
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  5. ^ Colville, Liz. "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ Prefix Magazine review
  7. ^ "Login".
  8. ^ "カラコンは女の子の味方". Archived from the original on 18 May 2008.
  9. ^ "Independiente".
  10. ^ "".
  11. ^ "Martina Topley Bird". Martina Topley Bird. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  12. ^ a b – Martina Topley-Bird
  13. ^ "".
  14. ^ Martina Topley Bird – Baby Blue Archived 14 September 2008(Date mismatch) at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Baby Blue Single OUT NOW!".
  16. ^ The Official UK Charts Company : TOP 100 ALBUMS CHART Archived 1 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine