Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK

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Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK
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Studio album by múm
Released 11 March 2000 (2000-03-11)
Genre Electronic
Length 67:41
Label TMT
Producer múm, Finnur Björnsson
múm chronology
Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK
(2000)
Finally We Are No One
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
Muzik 4/5[4]
NME 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 9.1/10[6]

Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK is the debut album by Icelandic experimental musical group múm, originally released on TMT Entertainment (Iceland) on 11 March 2000, and then on 2 April 2001 in the United Kingdom. In 2005 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series. "The Ballad of the Broken Birdie Records" appears in the 2009 film Until the Light Takes Us.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I'm 9 Today" 4:42
2. "Smell Memory" 9:23
3. "There Is a Number of Small Things" 6:32
4. "Random Summer" 3:12
5. "Asleep on a Train" 7:17
6. "Awake on a Train" 9:23
7. "The Ballad of the Broken Birdie Records" 5:25
8. "The Ballad of the Broken String" 4:45
9. "Sunday Night Just Keeps on Rolling" 8:10
10. "Slow Bicycle" 8:47

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – trumpet on track 6
  • Helga Björg Arnardóttir – clarinet on tracks 3 and 6
  • Stefán Már Magnússon – rhythm guitar on track 6
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, Gróa Margrét Valdimarsdóttir, Sigríður Geirsdóttir – strings on track 6
  • Arnaldur Hilmisson, Múm – artwork

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Catalog
Iceland 11 March 2000 TMT Entertainment TMT02CD, TMT02LP
United Kingdom 2 April 2001 TMT Entertainment TMT02CD, TMT02LP
Japan 25 September 2001 P-Vine PCD-23157
United Kingdom 21 January 2002 Tugboat Records TUGCD021, TUGLP021
Europe 3 October 2005 Morr Music MM058CD, MM0582LP
Taiwan 2006 Avant Garden Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK – Múm". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pop roundup". The Guardian. June 30, 2000. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Múm: Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK". Mojo: 122. 2005. [T]he tracks they construct are full of an indefinable wonder... 
  4. ^ Green, Thomas H. (August 2000). "Múm: Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK (Tugboat/Thule)". Muzik (63): 122. 
  5. ^ "Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK". NME. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  6. ^ LeMay, Matt (7 July 2001). "Múm: Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 

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