The Blue God

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The Blue God
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Studio album by Martina Topley-Bird
Released 12 May 2008
Genre Trip-hop, electronic, rock, soul
Label Independiente
Producer Martina Topley-Bird
Danger Mouse
Martina Topley-Bird chronology
The Blue God
Some Place Simple
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Sun 4/5 stars[1] (positive)[2]
Manchester Evening News 4/5 stars[3]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (4.6/10)[5]
The Times 4/5 stars[6]
Twisted Ear 3.5/5 stars[7]
Prefix Magazine 7/10 stars link
Hot Press 4/5 stars link

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

The album reached number 88 on the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Phoenix" Topley-Bird 3:48
2. "Carnies" Topley-Bird 3:09
3. "April Grove"   3:32
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-Bird 3:36
10. "Poison" Topley-Bird, 2:58
11. "Razor Tongue" Topley-Bird, 3:54
12. "Yesterday" Topley-Bird 3:41