Mouth Moods

Mouth Moods is the third mashup album by American musician and comedian Neil Cicierega released in 2017. Like his previous mashup albums Mouth Sounds and Mouth Silence, its source material is primarily Top 40 hits from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Samples from Smash Mouth's "All Star" return, after being absent outside of Easter eggs in Mouth Silence.[2] A fourth installment to the Mouth series, Mouth Dreams, was released in 2020.[3]

Mouth Moods
Mouth Moods album cover.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 2017[1]
Recorded2015–2016
Length56:53
Neil Cicierega chronology
Spirit Phone
(2016)
Mouth Moods
(2017)
Mouth Dreams
(2020)

ReceptionEdit

Mouth Moods was praised for being "just as compelling" as its predecessors,[4][5] as well as for its usage of various songs in pop culture history, as well as its "enhanced orchestral scope" over the previous two albums.[2]

The album includes the innuendo-filled track "Bustin", based on the Ray Parker Jr. song "Ghostbusters", which became a viral hit.[6][7][8] The publication OC Weekly stated that it was "[a]bsolutely brilliant how an entirely new track can be created from the original elements while still containing its fun vibe."[9] As of November 2, 2020, the album has over 1,420,000 listens on SoundCloud.[10]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleFeatured worksLength
1."The Starting Line"2:54
2."Floor Corn"2:29
3."AC/VC"2:58
4."300MB"[12]2:11
5."Revolution #5"0:28
6."Dear Dinosaur"3:39
7."Annoyed Grunt"3:31
8."Bustin"3:47
9."Blockbuster"
0:14
10."Busta"1:07
11."Tiger"
3:03
12."The End"3:32
13."Shady Interlude"0:57
14."T.I.M.E."4:37
15."Smooth"4:17
16."Stand by Meme"2:24
17."Wallspin"(Carried over from the last track)3:15
18."Wow Wow"3:29
19."Mouth Pressure"3:43
20."Shit"4:08
Total length:56:53

OuttakesEdit

On February 23, 2017, Cicierega released five outtakes from Mouth Moods through YouTube.[13][14][15]

On September 18, 2017, Cicierega posted two additional outtakes, "Who" and "Party Rangers".[16][17]

No.TitleFeatured worksLength
1."God Says Relax"3:06
2."Avril"4:13
3."Roxanne.mid"
3:16
4."Man Piano"3:14
5."Don't"4:16
6."Who"3:24
7."Party Rangers"3:10
Total length:18:05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Romano, Aja (March 7, 2017). "This '90s kid turned his love of a decade into the internet's best mashup albums". Vox. Archived from the original on November 3, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Rife, Katie (January 26, 2017). "Neil Cicierega is here to reclaim the internet with his new album Mouth Moods". A.V. Club. Archived from the original on February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Mouth Dreams: Hear Neil Cicierega's Latest Mashup Album". Stereogum. September 30, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  4. ^ CLELAND, JAKE (January 31, 2017). "Vivid Memories Turn to Fantasies: On 'Mouth Moods'". JAKE CLELAND. Archived from the original on September 22, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Feldman, Brian. "There Is a New Neil Cicierega Mixtape, Mouth Moods, and It Rules". Intelligencer. Archived from the original on July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Pescovitz, David (March 15, 2016). "Bust some ghosts with this insane remix of Ray Parker Jr.'s 1984 'Ghostbusters' theme song". Boing Boing. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "This GHOSTBUSTERS Theme Song Remix Raises Innuendo to an Art Form". Nerdist.com. March 16, 2016. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Heins, Scott (September 25, 2015). "Flashback Friday: Ray Parker Jr's "Ghostbusters" Is Reborn As The Brilliant "Bustin"". Okayplayer. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Kelsen, David (July 19, 2016). "The Ghostbuster Theme Song: A History". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  10. ^ Soundcloud
  11. ^ @neilcic (January 27, 2017). "youtube.com/watch?v=4OzBCwDWNqs" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Vintage 1992 HSN 486 SX 25 Computer Commercial, retrieved August 15, 2020
  13. ^ Cicierega, Neil. ""Wanna hear some Mouth Moods outtakes???"". Twitter. Archived from the original on March 15, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Neil Cicierega - Avril - NeilCicieregaMusic on YouTube". Archived from the original on November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  15. ^ "Neil Cicierega - God Says Relax - NeilCicieregaMusic on YouTube". Archived from the original on December 1, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  16. ^ Cicierega, Neil. ""Mouth Moods outtake: Who"". Twitter. Archived from the original on September 20, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Cicierega, Neil. ""Another!! 'Party Rangers'"". Twitter. Retrieved September 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "The Police MIDI files - Download for free - MIDIWORLD.COM". MIDIWORLD.COM. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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