Loverama

Loverama is the fifth studio album by the Australian band Custard. It was released in June 1999 and peaked at number 19 on the ARIA Charts; the band's highest charting album.

Loverama
Custard - Loverama cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 14, 1999 (1999-06-14)[1]
RecordedOctober - December 1998
GenrePop, rock
Length41:54
Label
ProducerMagoo
Custard chronology
We Have The Technology
(1997)
Loverama
(1999)
Goodbye Cruel World
(2000)

Loverama was the band's final release for 16 years, until 2015's Come Back, All Is Forgiven. Some copies came as a two-CD set, with the companion disc called Custaro Musico.

"Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us)", "Ringo (I feel Like...)" and "Hit Song" all featured in a Hottest 100, with Girls... in 1998[2] and the other two in 1999.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Rolling Stone Australia at the time of release said, it was noted that the album was less "zany" and more dance-oriented than previous releases, though the "puerile song titles and cock-eyed world view remain." Overall, the album was described as, "top-heavy with infectious ditties."[4]

Track listingEdit

Loverama
No.TitleLength
1."Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us)"3:11
2."Hit Song"2:22
3."Monkey"2:26
4."The New Matthew"4:18
5."Ringo (I Feel Like)"2:50
6."Nervous Breakdance"3:57
7."Funny"1:57
8."Pluto (Pts. 1 & 2)"2:55
9."Almost Like A Song"3:57
10."Correctional Facility Of Love"4:12
11."Genius"3:47
12."Kinder Whore"2:50
13."Ladies And Gentlemen"3:22
Total length:41:54
Custaro Musico
No.TitleLength
1."Umlaut"2:59
2."No Te Escribi Ninguna Cancion"2:18
3."Pablo Tiene Novia"1:53
4."Gato De Nueve Colas"1:14
5."Nervoisa Danzarota II"5:00
Total length:13:22

ChartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmes, Peter (1999-06-13). "The Hot Seat". The Sun-Herald. Sydney. p. 15.
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/archive/archive.htm?year=1998&alltime=0
  3. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/archive/archive.htm?year=1999&alltime=0
  4. ^ Apter, Jeff (June 1999). "Love, Exciting and New". Rolling Stone Australia. No. 562. Sydney, NSW: Tilmond Pty Ltd. p. 90.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 71.