Come on Die Young

Mogwai - Come on Die Young
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1999 Ratings: #62 / 112
User Score
Based on 97 ratings
1999 Ratings: #47
Liked by 2 people
March 29, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
mogwai.co.uk / Website
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JacksonLerner
89
slowly and gregariously, this album is a deep dive into what loneliness is. the heavy instrumentation evokes a sense of doom, as the surreal atmospherics complete the picturesque music.

this album completely accomplished what it set out to do: to create stunning, dark music that feels on a grander scale.

beginning with two sampled minutes of iggy pop’s genius, rambling on about punk rock, ‘come on die young’ is a showcase of heartache instrumentals.

the second track, ... read more
Doofy
81
On 'Come On Die Young' Mogwai are instantly recognisable as the same band who recorded the debut, which is key for a largely instrumental group, but equally important is that they've already made subtle changes to their sound. The tone here is more sombre and sometimes distressing, it seems to be documenting a loss of innocence from the emotions conjured on tracks like 'Tracy' on the debut.

It's spelt out early on the saddest battlecry opener of all time 'Punk Rock:' where we hear Iggy Pop ... read more
JayCrackers
83
Although i do prefer the more eery and depressive soundscape found on this record over their debut. I must admit that it does drag itself a bit too thin in places and at 67 minutes long it could of been beneficial for the record as a whole to be cut down slightly. However, their are many great highlights on this record such as Cody, Waltz for Aidan and Christmas Steps and although this record doesn't have many lyrics the message of loneliness comes off instantly with its cold mellow atmosphere. ... read more
BuffaloStaple
50
I saw the title, and after listening to the record, it turns out this album actually does want you to die young...

of boredom
andyintoronto
85
Best tracks: Cody (which I only just realised 25 years later is an acronym of the title.) Kappa. May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door. Christmas Steps
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Track List

  1. Punk Rock:
  2. Cody
  3. Helps Both Ways
  4. Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
  5. Kappa
  6. Waltz for Aidan
  7. May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
  8. Oh! How the Dogs Stack Up
  9. Ex-Cowboy
  10. Chocky
  11. Christmas Steps
  12. Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist

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