Blisters in the Pit of My Heart

Blisters in the Pit of My Heart is the second studio album by English band Martha. It was released in July 2016 by Fortuna Pop! in the UK/EU and Dirtnap Records in the US.

Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
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Studio album by
Released1 July 2016 (2016-07-01)
StudioSuburban Home
Length36:23
Label
ProducerMatthew 'MJ' Johnson
Martha chronology
Courting Strong
(2014)
Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
(2016)
Love Keeps Kicking
(2019)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Clash9/10[3]
Consequence of SoundB+[4]
DIY4/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound9/10[6]
Pitchfork7.3/10.0[7]
The Skinny3/5 stars[8]

Lead single Goldman's Detective Agency 'reimagines early 20th century anarchist Emma Goldman as a private investigator'.[9][10]

In Ice Cream And Sunscreen the line "December boy you got it wrong" is a reference to the refrain of September Gurls by Big Star, "December boy's got it bad".

Curly & Raquel references two characters from the British soap opera Coronation Street[10] as well as paraphrasing lyrics from a Billy Bragg song.[11]

St Paul’s (Westerberg Comprehensive) is about 'queer students at catholic school' and the title of which references both Paul Westerberg and Heathers.[9] The lyrics also reference Bastards of Young, a song by Westerberg's band The Replacements.

AccoladesEdit

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
The A.V. Club The A.V. Club's Top 50 Albums of 2016 2016
20
Consequence of Sound Top 50 Albums of 2016 2016
46
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2016
54
Panorama (nettavis) Albums of the Year 2016
10

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Martha.

No.TitleLength
1."Christine"1:57
2."Chekhov's Hangnail"2:57
3."Precarious (Supermarket Song)"2:59
4."Do Whatever"2:45
5."Goldman's Detective Agency"3:33
6."The Awkward Ones"3:17
7."Ice Cream And Sunscreen"2:08
8."11:45, Legless In Brandon"3:07
9."Curly & Raquel"4:08
10."Do Nothing"6:58
11."St. Paul's (Westerberg Comprehensive)"2:34
Total length:36:23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ Sendra, Tim (1 July 2016). "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ James, Gareth (8 July 2016). "Clash Review". Clash. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ Brennan, Collin (30 June 2016). "Consequence of Sound Review". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ Hancock, Tom (1 July 2016). "DIY Review". DIY. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ Brown, Paul (7 July 2016). "Drowned in Sound Review". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  7. ^ Moreland, Quinn (4 November 2016). "Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  8. ^ Hawthorne, Katie (22 June 2016). "The Skinny Review". The Skinny. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b Moreland, Quinn (13 July 2016). "Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  10. ^ a b Hancock, Tom (5 July 2016). "DIY Interview". DIY Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  11. ^ Murphy, John (2 July 2016). "Music OMH Review". www.musicomh.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  12. ^ "The A.V. Club's Top 50 Albums of 2016". The A.V. Club. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2016". Consequence of Sound. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Albums of the Year". Rough Trade. 14 November 2016. Archived from the original on 16 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Albums of the Year". Panorama.no. 14 December 2016. Archived from the original on 24 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2016.