5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Arab Strap's Malcolm Middleton steps in front of the mike for this collection, which casts the usual Strap themes -- depression, self-loathing, loneliness -- over brittle stabs of acoustic guitar accentuated with swirls of atmospheric keyboards and the occasional female harmony courtesy of Eva's Jenny Reave; the album also features contributions from Mogwai guy Barry Burns. According to the folks at Chemikal Underground, 5: 14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine began as a Middleton home recording project before its fleshing out. But even with gentle percussion or the aforementioned synth squiggles, the album is still intensely personal -- Middleton's accented mumble...
See more details below
CD
$12.62
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$13.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $10.49   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Arab Strap's Malcolm Middleton steps in front of the mike for this collection, which casts the usual Strap themes -- depression, self-loathing, loneliness -- over brittle stabs of acoustic guitar accentuated with swirls of atmospheric keyboards and the occasional female harmony courtesy of Eva's Jenny Reave; the album also features contributions from Mogwai guy Barry Burns. According to the folks at Chemikal Underground, 5: 14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine began as a Middleton home recording project before its fleshing out. But even with gentle percussion or the aforementioned synth squiggles, the album is still intensely personal -- Middleton's accented mumble is almost an aside to himself that listeners just happen to overhear. Sometimes, it's personal to the point of awkwardness. "Where are you tonight?" he wonders in the fragile "Cold Winter." "Why aren't you here?/You should be looking after me this winter/I sure as hell can't" -- you want to jump a steamer to Scotland, or send in a St. Bernard with a cask of hot brandy. In "Speed on the M9," he professes a desire to get into a fight just for the company, and "Loneliest Night of My Life Came Calling" is made even more achy when its swaying melody is picked up by a windstorm of keys and bittersweet fiddle. Fluoxytine bottoms out with "Devil and the Angel." The first entity tells Middleton his "songs are sh*te," while the second reassures with kind words. Which path will he choose? Given the self-defeat and sadness palpable in every stitch of the album, the angel might not stand a chance. Bonus demo tracks are included at the end of the album; there's also a short film from Arab Strap video director Martin Smith.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Chemikal Underground
  • UPC: 616892551720
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 224,265

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Malcolm Middleton Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Aidan Moffat Voices
Emma Pollock Voices
Alun Woodward Voices
James Woods Voices
Barry Burns Voices
Stewart Henderson Voices
Jenny Reeve Voices
Technical Credits
Paul Savage Contributor
Frank Arkwright Mastering
Malcolm Middleton Composer
Geoff Allan Contributor
Martin Smith Filmmaker
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously