Tiger Trap (album)

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Tiger Trap
Tiger Trap.jpg
Studio album by Tiger Trap
Released 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Twee pop, indie pop
Label K Records
Producer Calvin Johnson
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (neither)[2]
Billbaord (favorable)[3]

Tiger Trap is the only album released by the band Tiger Trap. It was released in 1993 on K Records and was produced by Calvin Johnson. With about 10,000 copies sold, it was K Records' best-selling album until they released Beck's One Foot in the Grave the following year.[4]

Critical reaction[edit]

In 2014, Andrew Earles called the album "quintessential", and wrote that on it, Tiger Trap "packed each song with at least one pop hook."[5] In 2015, The A.V. Club's Jason Heller wrote that the album "embodies twee", but added that "it’s also a forceful, potent, consummately melodic complement to the more strident sounds of riot grrrl that were raging around them at the time."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Puzzle Pieces"
  2. "You're Sleeping"
  3. "Eight Wheels"
  4. "Supercrush"
  5. "Tore a Hole"
  6. "Words and Smiles"
  7. "For Sure"
  8. "You and Me"
  9. "Supreme Nothing"
  10. "Chester"
  11. "My Broken Heart"
  12. "Prettiest Boy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tiger Trap at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Tiger Trap Reviews". Robertchristgau.com. 
  3. ^ Verna, Paul; Morris, Chris; Morris, Edward, eds. (1993-07-10). "Album Reviews". Billboard. p. 46. 
  4. ^ Hochman, Steve (26 June 1994). "Pop Eye". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ Earles, Andrew (2014). Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996. Voyageur Press. p. 333. 
  6. ^ Heller, Jason (5 November 2015). "Where to start with the indie charm of Beat Happening and K Records". The A.V. Club.