Excuses for Travellers

Excuses for Travellers is the third album by Mojave 3, released by 4AD on 15 May 2000 in the UK and 5 September 2000 in the US. It features the singles "In Love with a View," "Any Day Will Be Fine," and "Return to Sender." The album was released to generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 77, based on 15 reviews.[1]

Excuses for Travellers
Excuses for Travellers (Mojave 3 album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by
Released15 May 2000
RecordedFortress Studios 1 & 2, London; Mojave HQ
GenreDream pop, indie rock
Length59:40
LanguageEnglish
Label4AD
ProducerMark Van Hoen and Mojave 3
Mojave 3 chronology
Out of Tune
(1998)
Excuses for Travellers
(2000)
Spoon and Rafter
(2003)
Singles from Excuses for Travellers
  1. "In Love with a View"
    Released: 3 April 2000
  2. "Any Day Will Be Fine"
    Released: 1 May 2000
  3. "Return to Sender"
    Released: 11 September 2000
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
NME7/10[4]
Pitchfork5.5/10[5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[6]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Neil Halstead, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."In Love with a View" 6:09
2."Trying to Reach You" 4:47
3."My Life in Art" 7:21
4."Return to Sender" 4:48
5."When You're Drifting" 6:01
6."Any Day Will Be Fine" 3:24
7."She Broke You So Softly" 5:05
8."Prayer for the Paranoid" 3:52
9."Bringin' Me Home"Lyrics by Rachel Goswell; music by Mojave 33:50
10."Got My Sunshine"Ian McCutcheon4:22
US bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Krazy Koz"4:00
12."Always Right"5:30

SinglesEdit

  • "In Love with a View" (3 April 2000)
    • 7" vinyl, TAD 2K03
    1. "In Love with a View"
    2. "Prayer for the Paranoid" (electric version)
  • "Any Day Will Be Fine" (1 May 2000)
    • CD single, BAD 2K04CD; 7" vinyl, AD 2K04
    1. "Any Day Will Be Fine"
    2. "Krazy Koz"
    3. "Always Right"
  • "Return to Sender" (11 September 2000)
    • CD single, BAD 2K17CD; 7" vinyl, AD 2K17
    1. "Return to Sender"
    2. "Yer Feet" (Live with Portuguese fireworks)
    3. "Girl from the North Country"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Excuses for Travellers by Mojave 3". Metacritic. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Excuses for Travellers – Mojave 3". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^ Schinder, Scott (6 October 2000). "Excuses for Travellers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Excuses For Travellers". NME. 22 July 2000. Archived from the original on 5 April 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ LeMay, Matt (15 May 2000). "Mojave 3: Excuses for Travellers". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ Moon, Tom (28 September 2000). "Mojave 3: Excuses for Travellers". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 25 January 2003. Retrieved 19 August 2017.