Very Mercenary

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Very Mercenary
Herbaliser VeryMercenary albumcover.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 April 1999 (1999-04-20)[1]
GenreJazz, hip hop
Length68:34
LabelNinja Tune
ProducerJake Wherry, Ollie Teeba, Malachi
The Herbaliser chronology
Blow Your Headphones
(1997)
Very Mercenary
(1999)
Session One
(2000)
Singles from Very Mercenary
  1. "Wall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Road of Many Signs / Moon Sequence"
    Released: 1999
  3. "The Missing Suitcase"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork4.2/10[2]

Very Mercenary is the third studio album by The Herbaliser. It was released on Ninja Tune in 1999. It peaked at number 19 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Keith Farley of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "the Herbaliser's third album works in '60s spy-funk territory to a degree unseen in the group's discography."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"1:01
2."Mission Improbable" (featuring What What)3:09
3."Who's the Realest?"4:44
4."When I Shine" (featuring Bahamadia)3:54
5."Goldrush"6:09
6."Moon Sequence"6:20
7."Mind in the Frame" (featuring Blade)5:11
8."Funny?"0:52
9."Shattered Soul"5:15
10."Road of Many Signs" (featuring The Dream Warriors)4:53
11."Wall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks"5:39
12."The Sensual Woman"5:00
13."Let It Go" (featuring What What)5:26
14."Jake's Backache"0:21
15."The Missing Suitcase"5:33
16."Starlight" (featuring Roots Manuva)5:07

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[3] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Farley, Keith. "Very Mercenary - The Herbaliser". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (20 April 1999). "The Herbaliser: Very Mercenary". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 25 April 1999 - 01 May 1999". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 March 2018.

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