The Catastrophist

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The Catastrophist
Tortoise - The Catastrophist.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 22, 2016 (2016-01-22)
StudioSoma Electronic Music Studios
GenrePost-rock
Length43:35
LabelThrill Jockey
Tortoise chronology
Beacons of Ancestorship
(2009)
The Catastrophist
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB[3]
Consequence of SoundB−[4]
Exclaim!7/10[5]
Pitchfork6.8/10[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
Resident Advisor3.4/5[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes2.5/5 marks[11]

The Catastrophist is a studio album by American post-rock band Tortoise.[12] It was released on Thrill Jockey in 2016.[13] It features vocal contributions from Todd Rittman and Georgia Hubley.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tortoise, except "Rock On" by David Essex and "Yonder Blue" by Tortoise and Georgia Hubley.

No.TitleLength
1."The Catastrophist"3:52
2."Ox Duke"4:49
3."Rock On" (featuring Todd Rittmann on vocals)3:12
4."Gopher Island"1:13
5."Shake Hands with Danger"4:10
6."The Clearing Fills"4:22
7."Gesceap"7:37
8."Hot Coffee"3:53
9."Yonder Blue" (featuring Georgia Hubley on vocals)3:18
10."Tesseract"3:54
11."At Odds with Logic"3:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 24
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[17] 13
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[18] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[19] 164

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Catastrophist by Tortoise". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Catastrophist - Tortoise". AllMusic. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (January 22, 2016). "Tortoise crawls back, carrying the (post) post-rock banner". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Zerbe, Jeremy (January 18, 2016). "Tortoise – The Catastrophist". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Beedham, Tom (January 20, 2016). "Tortoise: The Catastrophist". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Cook, Cameron (January 19, 2016). "Tortoise: The Catastrophist". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  7. ^ Fitzgerald, Colin (January 11, 2016). "Tortoise: The Catastrophist". PopMatters. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Jackson, Glenn (January 27, 2016). "Tortoise - The Catastrophist". Resident Advisor. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Hermes, Will (January 26, 2016). "Tortoise: The Catastrophist". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Aspray, Benjamin (January 11, 2016). "Tortoise: The Catastrophist". Slant Magazine. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Feldman, Max L. (February 22, 2016). "Tortoise - The Catastophist". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Rachel, T. Cole (January 12, 2016). "Q&A: Tortoise On The Catastrophist & The Process Of Making Music Without Limitations". Stereogum. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Adams, Gregory (October 6, 2015). "Tortoise Return with 'The Catastrophist', Announce Tour Dates". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  14. ^ Sacher, Andrew (October 6, 2015). "Tortoise announce new album & tour (dates, new song stream)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  17. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Tastemaker Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  18. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tortoise – The Catastrophist" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 30, 2016.

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