The Blue God

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The Blue God
Martina bluegod.jpg
Studio album by
Released12 May 2008
GenreTrip-hop, electronic, rock, soul
LabelIndependiente
ProducerMartina Topley-Bird
Danger Mouse
Martina Topley-Bird chronology
Quixotic
(2003)
The Blue God
(2008)
Some Place Simple
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
BBC.co.uk(positive)[1]
Hot Press[2]
Manchester Evening News[3]
musicOMH[4]
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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Phoenix"Topley-Bird3:48
2."Carnies"Topley-Bird3:09
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
7."Snowman"Topley-Bird,2:35
8."Da Da Da Da"Topley-Bird,2:24
9."Valentine"Topley-Bird3:36
10."Poison"Topley-Bird,2:58
11."Razor Tongue"Topley-Bird,3:54
12."Yesterday"Topley-Bird3:41

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC – Music – Review of Martina Topley-Bird – The Blue God". bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ Hot Press review
  3. ^ Administrator. "Martina Topley Bird – The Blue God (Independiente)".
  4. ^ http://www.musicomh.com/albums/martina-topley-bird_0508.htm
  5. ^ Colville, Liz. "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ Prefix Magazine review
  7. ^ "Login". timesonline.co.uk.
  8. ^ "カラコンは女の子の味方". twistedear.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008.
  9. ^ "Independiente". independiente.co.uk.
  10. ^ "martinatopleybird.com".
  11. ^ "Martina Topley Bird". Martina Topley Bird. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  12. ^ a b MySpace.com – Martina Topley-Bird
  13. ^ "martinatopleybird.com".
  14. ^ Martina Topley Bird – Baby Blue Archived 14 September 2008(Date mismatch) at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Baby Blue Single OUT NOW!". independiente.co.uk.
  16. ^ The Official UK Charts Company : TOP 100 ALBUMS CHART Archived 1 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine