Mogwai / Happy Songs for Happy People
Album: Happy Songs for Happy People   Collection:General
Artist:Mogwai   Added:Jul 2003
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-12-01
Week Ending: Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12 Oct 5
Airplays: 1 3 4 3 3 7 6

Recent Airplay
1. May 28, 2014: A Family Affair
Stop Coming to My House
4. Dec 30, 2010: Poetry in Parlando
Ratts of the Capital
2. Feb 25, 2014: Setting Fire to the Lab
Ratts of the Capital
5. Dec 18, 2010: Poetry in Parlando
Ratts of the Capital
3. Apr 30, 2012: Bridal Moments
Golden Porsche
6. Aug 28, 2010: Scatterbrain Radio
Ratts of the Capital

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-09-30
yay mogwai! mogwai is the first post-rock band i listened to, so there's a fond place in my heart for these guys. don't be fooled by the title because these are not happy songs. this album is quieter, more delicate, and more pensive (i guess?) than previous albums. but don't worry, all the essential mogwai elements - gradual buildups, complex layers of sound, full-on rock out guitars - are still there. just this time, you also get to experience the softer and subtler side of mogwai. my favorites are #3, #4, #6 (!!!), #8.

1! - cool watery (?) distortions on the very indistinct vocals. you can almost call this track catchy.
2! - very very minimal and quiet with a hint of asian influence or something.
3!! - a quiet start building up slowly in layers. a twinkly track.
4!! - subtle and beautiful.
5 - actual vocals but otherwise, i didn't care of this that much.
6!!! - this is the definition of mogwai. it's my favorite track of the album.
7! - piano and strings make me want to cry (in a good way).
8!! - another piano-heavy one with various twinkly notes here and there and a strange broken-up beat. less rock and more electronic. interesting.
9! - loud and chaotic. hell yeah!

Track Listing
1. Hunted By a Freak   5. Boring Machines Disturb Slee
2. Mose? I Ain't   6. Ratts of the Capital
3. Kids Will Be Skeletons   7. Golden Porsche
4. Killing All the Flies   8. I Know You Are but What Am I
  9. Stop Coming to My House