Up in Flames

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Up in Flames
Manitoba-Up in Flames (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Dan Snaith (Manitoba)
Released March 3, 2003 (2003-03-03)
Genre Folktronica[1]
Length 39:02
Label
Producer Dan Snaith
Dan Snaith (Manitoba) chronology
Start Breaking My Heart
(2001)
Up in Flames
(2003)
The Milk of Human Kindness
(2005)

Up in Flames is the second album by Canadian mathematician, composer and musician Dan Snaith, released on March 31, 2003 by The Leaf Label and Domino Recording Company. It is the second and last album that is credited under Manitoba and was reissued in 2013 under Snaith's current moniker, Caribou, and again in 2015 by Leaf to celebrate its 20th anniversary, being one of 10 albums reissued for this reason.

The album received critical acclaim when it was released. News program Democracy Now! uses "Kid You'll Move Mountains" as part of their regular theme music.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 88/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Muzik 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.6/10[8]
PopMatters 8/10[9]
Q 2/5 stars[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5[11]
Uncut 4/5 stars[12]

Up in Flames received critical acclaim from critics and has been assigned a Metascore of 88 based on 20 critic reviews, translating to "universal acclaim," from Metacritic.[2] Online magazine Pitchfork placed Up in Flames at #106 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Lived on a Dirt Road All My Life" – 5:35
  2. "Skunks" – 3:45
  3. "Hendrix with Ko" (featuring Koushik) – 3:57
  4. "Jacknuggeted" – 3:29
  5. "Why the Long Face" – 0:44
  6. "Bijoux" – 4:18
  7. "Twins" – 1:46
  8. "Kid You'll Move Mountains" – 5:01
  9. "Crayon" (featuring Koushik) – 2:40
  10. "Every Time She Turns Round It's Her Birthday" – 7:47

Reissue bonus tracks[edit]

The 2006 reissue also contained a bonus disc with the following tracks:

  1. "Cherry Bomb"
  2. "Silver Splinters"
  3. "Olé"
  4. "Thistles and Felt"
  5. "Seaweed"
  6. "Cherrybomb Part II"

In 2015, Up in Flames was selected by fans to be one of the ten albums re-issued by The Leaf Label as part of the label's 20th anniversary celebrations. This saw the album released on limited edition double vinyl and made available to fans via the PledgeMusic service.[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ HS, Selena (August 15, 2003). "Manitoba Up In Flames". XLR8R. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Up In Flames by Manitoba". Metacritic. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Up in Flames – Manitoba / Caribou". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Manitoba: Up in Flames". Alternative Press (179): 110. June 2003. 
  5. ^ "Manitoba: Up in Flames". Entertainment Weekly: 112. April 2003. 
  6. ^ "Manitoba: Up in Flames". Mojo (113): 114. April 2003. 
  7. ^ Green, Thomas H. (April 2003). "Manitoba: Up in Flames (Leaf)". Muzik (95): 72. 
  8. ^ Richardson, Mark (April 3, 2003). "Manitoba: Up in Flames". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ O'Neil, Tim (August 18, 2006). "Caribou: Up In Flames". PopMatters. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Manitoba: Up in Flames". Q (203): 100. June 2003. 
  11. ^ Amneziak. "Caribou – Up in Flames [as Manitoba]". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Manitoba: Up in Flames". Uncut (71): 120. April 2003. 
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  14. ^ "The Leaf Label: Leaf 20". The Leaf Label. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 

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