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Peeping Tom (Peeping Tom album)

Peeping Tom is the debut studio album by American band Peeping Tom. It was released by Ipecac Recordings on May 30, 2006. It peaked at number 103 on the Billboard 200 chart.[1]

Peeping Tom
Peeping tom cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 2006 (2006-05-30)
GenrePop rock, trip hop, electronic rock, rap rock, alternative rock
Length44:03
LabelIpecac
ProducerMike Patton, Dan the Automator, Amon Tobin, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Massive Attack, Dub Trio
Singles from Peeping Tom
  1. "Mojo"
    Released: 2006

Contents

ProductionEdit

In 2000, Mike Patton conceived Peeping Tom.[2] It is a tribute to Michael Powell's 1960 film Peeping Tom.[3] The album was created by swapping song files through the mail with collaborators such as Norah Jones, Kool Keith, and Massive Attack, among others.[4] It took almost six years to complete the album.[5]

Patton said of the album; "This is my version of pop music. In way, this is an exercise for me: taking all these things I've learned over the years and putting them into a pop format."[4]

ReleaseEdit

"Mojo" was released as a single from the album. It is accompanied by a music video, directed by Matt McDermitt and featuring appearances by Danny DeVito, Mark Hoppus, Rachel Hunter, and Dan the Automator.[6][7]

The album was released by Patton's own record label Ipecac Recordings on May 30, 2006.[8] The vinyl version was released by Anticon on August 28, 2006.[9]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic64/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [11]
Alternative Press4/5[12]
IGN8.4/10[13]
Now2/5[14]
The Observer     [15]
Pitchfork6.2/10[16]
PopMatters          [17]
Rolling Stone     [18]
Slant Magazine     [19]
Stylus MagazineD[20]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 64 based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10]

David Raposa of Pitchfork gave the album a 6.2 out of 10, saying: "For all the great ideas and fantastic moments sprinkled throughout Peeping Tom, it turns out that Mike Patton's idea of pop is as uncompromising as his other musical notions."[16] Cammila Collar of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "Patton's most accessible work since Mr. Bungle's 1999 album California."[11]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Five Seconds" (featuring Odd Nosdam)Mike Patton4:20
2."Mojo" (featuring Rahzel and Dan the Automator)Patton, Dan the Automator3:40
3."Don't Even Trip" (featuring Amon Tobin)Patton5:46
4."Getaway" (featuring Kool Keith)Patton, Keith Thornton3:22
5."Your Neighborhood Spaceman" (featuring Jel and Odd Nosdam)Patton5:45
6."Kill the DJ" (featuring Massive Attack)Patton4:09
7."Caipirinha" (featuring Bebel Gilberto)Patton2:46
8."Celebrity Death Match" (featuring Kid Koala)Patton3:42
9."How U Feelin?" (featuring Doseone)Patton2:44
10."Sucker" (featuring Norah Jones)Patton, Dan the Automator2:33
11."We're Not Alone (Remix)" (featuring Dub Trio)Patton, Stu Brooks, DP Holmes, Joe Tomino5:10

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[21] 12
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[22] 31
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 115
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[24] 22
US Billboard 200[1] 103
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[25] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[26] 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Peeping Tom: Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Downing, Andy (April 18, 2007). "Mike Patton, Peeping Tom are still looking for a hook". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Griffin, Peter (May 28, 2007). "Mike Patton, his own private universe". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Patton Goes Pop With Peeping Tom". Billboard. February 21, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Peeping Tom". Billboard. June 15, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mike Patton's Agenda: Touring With Peeping Tom, Humiliating Mark Hoppus And Danny DeVito". MTV. June 16, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Mike Patton Gets Excited By Being A Peeping Tom". Chart Attack. June 20, 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Peeping Tom". Ipecac Recordings. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "Peeping Tom". Anticon. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Peeping Tom by Peeping Tom". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Collar, Cammila. "Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom". AllMusic. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Bennett, J. (June 7, 2006). "Peeping Tom". Alternative Press. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  13. ^ Grischow, Chad (May 30, 2006). "Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom". IGN. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  14. ^ Davies, Evan (August 3, 2006). "Peeping Tom". Now. 25 (49). Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  15. ^ Mulholland, Garry (June 18, 2006). "Peeping Tom, Peeping Tom". The Observer. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  16. ^ a b Raposa, David (September 13, 2006). "Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  17. ^ Schiller, Mike (May 31, 2006). "Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom". PopMatters. Archived from the original on June 7, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  18. ^ Hoard, Christian (July 27, 2006). "Peeping Tom : Peeping Tom". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 13, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  19. ^ Newlin, Jimmy (June 7, 2006). "Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom". Slant Magazine. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  20. ^ McKeating, Scott (May 31, 2006). "Peeping Tom - Pepping Tom". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  21. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Peeping Tom – Peeping Tom". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  22. ^ "Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  23. ^ "Lescharts.com – Peeping Tom – Peeping Tom". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  24. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Peeping Tom – Peeping Tom". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  25. ^ "Peeping Tom: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  26. ^ "Peeping Tom: Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2018.

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