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
Mixtape by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 2017[1]
Neil Cicierega chronology
Spirit Phone
Mouth Moods
Mouth Dreams

Reception edit

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]

Track listing edit

1."The Starting Line"2:54
2."Floor Corn"2:29
5."Revolution #5"0:28
6."Dear Dinosaur"3:39
7."Annoyed Grunt"3:31
12."The End"3:32
13."Shady Interlude"0:57
16."Stand by Meme"2:24
18."Wow Wow"3:29
19."Mouth Pressure"3:43
Total length:56:53

References edit

  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.
  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.
  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 (January 24, 2017). "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.
  7. ^ "This GHOSTBUSTERS Theme Song Remix Raises Innuendo to an Art Form". March 16, 2016. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  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.
  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.

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