The Octopus (album)

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The Octopus
Studio album by
Released21 January 2011
Recorded2006 - 2010
GenreProgressive rock, progressive metal, alternative rock, space rock
ProducerSel Balamir
Amplifier chronology
The Octopus
Professional ratings
Review scores
Drowned in Sound8/10 stars[1]
Rock Sound9/10 stars[2]
Ultimate Guitar Archive9.5/10 stars[3]
BBC Music(very favourable)[4]
Classic Rock8/10 stars[5]

The Octopus is the third studio album of the Manchester space rock band Amplifier. The format of the album is double CD. It was released to fans online in December 2010 and was commercially released in January 2011. In reviewing the album, the BBC stated that it was "an album that commands respects and time to be afforded to it, but the rewards are plentiful. If two discs seem slightly overwhelming at first, then the other perspective is that there is so much quality to digest here that your value for money is not even in question."[6] The album can be listened to online at a mini-site set up by the band.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

1."The Runner"3:38
2."Minion's Song"5:51
3."Interglacial Spell"6:25
4."The Wave"6:58
5."The Octopus"9:18
6."Planet of Insects"5:50
7."White Horses at Sea // Utopian Daydream"8:55
8."Trading Dark Matter on the Stock Exchange"11:32

CD 2[edit]

1."The Sick Rose"8:58
3."The Emperor"6:39
4."Golden Ratio"5:14
5."Fall of the Empire"8:30
7."Oscar Night // Embryo"7:44
8."Forever and More"9:20



  1. ^ Brown, Michael (February 3, 2011). "Amplifier - The Octopus / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Walker, Jen (January 15, 2011). "Amplifier - The Octopus | Reviews". Rock Sound. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Raah, Ben (January 21, 2011). "The Octopus Review | Amplifier". Ultimate-Guitar.Com. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Rauf, Raziq (2011). "Amplifier The Octopus review". BBC Music. BBC. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  5. ^ Yates, Chaterine (February 2011). "Amplifier - The Octopus". Classic Rock. 154. London, UK: Future plc. p. 86. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ BBC Music Retrieved 1 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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