Knock Knock

Smog - Knock Knock
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1999 Ratings: #8 / 133
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Based on 121 ratings
1999 Ratings: #161
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‘Knock Knock’ is a concept album of sorts but be warned the theme presented here is one of the most depressing imaginable and can be summarised as ‘man finds love; starts new life in the country with his woman; have a number of children; at least one partner commits adultery; couple split; man hits the road again’.

What stops the album from becoming wrist-slittingly bleak is Bill’s inherent quirkiness; you're never too far from an appealing turn of phrase and his ... read more


*How fitting that I score this and mention "Let's Move To The Country", and the following day BC announces a new album with a reworked version of said song!


How sweet and charming is "Let's Move To The Country"? Of course by the end of the album its all gone bad.

Especially strong B-side. Even the songs that are kinda strange still work (No Dancing, Teenage Spaceship)

Great Great album, deserves more praise.


this cover art bro 😭 i love how contrasting the cover is to the music


A good attempt at making a lou reed album


this cover art bro 😭 i love how contrasting the cover is to the music


Quiet and profound.

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Track List

  1. Let's Move to the Country
  2. Held
  3. River Guard
  4. No Dancing
  5. Teenage Spaceship
  6. Cold Blooded Old Times
  7. Sweet Threat
  8. Hit the Ground Running
  9. I Could Drive Forever
  10. Left Only With Love

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Added on: November 10, 2013