The Contino Sessions

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The Contino Sessions
The Contino Sessions.jpg
Studio album by Death in Vegas
Released 13 September 1999
Recorded The Contino Rooms, London, England
Genre Electronica, big beat
Length 47:59
Label Concrete
Producer Richard Fearless, Tim Holmes
Death in Vegas chronology
Dead Elvis
(1997)
The Contino Sessions
(1999)
Scorpio Rising
(2002)
Singles from The Contino Sessions
  1. "Neptune City"
    Released: 30 August 1999 (vinyl only)
  2. "Aisha"
    Released: 31 January 2000
  3. "Dirge"
    Released: 24 April 2000
  4. "One More Time"
    Released: 10 July 2000 (vinyl only)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
Muzik 5/5 stars[6]
NME 9/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 3.9/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]

The Contino Sessions is the second album by British band Death in Vegas. It was released in 1999.

In 2000 the album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dirge" – 5:44
  2. "Soul Auctioneer" – 5:59
  3. "Death Threat" – 4:50
  4. "Flying" – 7:06
  5. "Aisha" – 5:54
  6. "Lever Street" – 3:39
  7. "Aladdin's Story" – 4:45
  8. "Broken Little Sister" – 5:18
  9. "Neptune City" – 4:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Richard Fearless – production
  • Tim Holmes – production
  • Dot Allison – vocals on "Dirge"
  • Bobby Gillespie – vocals on "Soul Auctioneer"
  • Iggy Pop – vocals on "Aisha"
  • Jim Reid – vocals on "Broken Little Sister"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 72
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 39
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for The Contino Sessions by Death in Vegas". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Contino Sessions – Death in Vegas". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Alternative Press (135): 91. October 1999. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  5. ^ Vincentelli, Elisabeth (1 October 1999). "The Contino Sessions". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Muzik (53): 95. October 1999. 
  7. ^ Martin, Piers (7 September 1999). "Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions". NME. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Beatty & Garrett. "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 12 October 2000. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Q (157): 117. October 1999. 
  10. ^ Walters, Barry (30 September 1999). "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Death in Vegas | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 11 February 2010.

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