Mogwai - Come On Die Young

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Album Review

Release date: 31 October 2006

Mogwai - Come On Die Young

Come On Die Young

"What sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius. Myself." So declares one [a]Iggy Pop[/a] at the start of [B]'Come On Die Young'[/B]

"What sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius. Myself." So declares one Iggy Pop at the start of 'Come On Die Young' . And by 'brilliant music' he refers, of course, to the power of punk rock. "That music is so forceful it is beyond my control. Do you understand what I'm saying?"...

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  • Feb 24, 1999

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Mogwai - Come On Die Young: Wikipedia Album Entry

Come on Die Young (also known as CODY), is the second full-length studio album by the Scottish Instrumental rock band Mogwai, released on 29 March 1999 by Chemikal Underground.

It is somewhat different from the rest of Mogwai's work because of its reserved tone. The album's second track, "Cody" is much more like a traditional pop song than most of the band's repertoire. Still slow and meandering, it features an uncharacteristically distinct melody, slide guitar and relatively prominent vocals. Much of Come on Die Young consists of slow, quiet, drum-driven tracks containing tense, feedback-laden crescendos and occasionally ambient textures. Near the end of the album, the bombastic "Christmas Steps" breaks away from this quiet tension and displays a return to Mogwai's more well-known distortion-heavy dynamics.

It received a somewhat muted reception when compared to Mogwai Young Team. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, writing for Allmusic, wrote:

“ Perhaps Come on Die Young wouldn't have seemed as disappointing if it hadn't arrived on the wave of hype and expectation, but the truth is, it pales in comparison to their own work. "






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