Big Inner

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Big Inner
Big Inner - Matthew E White album.jpeg
Studio album by Matthew E. White
Released August 21, 2012
Genre Pop/Rock, indie rock, psychedelic rock
Label Spacebomb Records, Hometapes, Domino
Producer Matthew E. White
Matthew E. White chronology
Big Inner
(2012)
Fresh Blood
(2015)Fresh Blood2015
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Blurt 9/10 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Independent 5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[5]
The Irish Times 4/5 stars[6]
The Line of Best Fit (9/10)[7]
NME (8/10)[8]
The Observer 5/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[10]
Uncut (9/10)[11]

Big Inner is the debut album from the artist Matthew E. White, released on August 21, 2012, on Spacebomb Records and Hometapes in the United States and Canada and on January 21, 2013, on Domino in the rest of the world.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "One of These Days" 5:19
2. "Big Love" 4:39
3. "Will You Love Me" 3:41
4. "Gone Away" 6:54
5. "Steady Pace" 4:15
6. "Hot Toddies" 5:40
7. "Brazos" 9:53
Total length: 41:03
Outer Face EP (Big Inner Outer Face Edition Bonus Disc)
No. Title Length
8. "Eyes like the rest" 4:26
9. "Signature Move" 4:05
10. "Human Style" 4:15
11. "In the Valley" 6:22
12. "Hot Hot Hot" 7:46
Total length: 26:52

Reception

Big Inner debuted at #19 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.[12] The album received five stars from The Guardian[13] and was called "One of the great albums of modern Americana" by Uncut magazine.[14] It appeared on several "best of the year" lists in 2012, including those on Consequence of Sound,[15] Pitchfork,[16] and Blurt Magazine, and as a result of the album, White was named the #1 Best New Band by Paste[17] and 2012 Breakthrough by eMusic.[18]

Reissue

In October 2013, Domino reissued Big Inner as a deluxe edition entitled Big Inner: Outer Face Edition with a second disc entitled Outer Face EP included with the original album.[19]

Personnel

Over 30 musicians appear on the album: the Spacebomb House Band (Cameron Ralston on bass, Pinson Chanselle on drums and percussion, and Matthew E. White on guitar and vocals), a nine-piece horn section, an eight-piece string section, and a ten-piece choir.[20]

Production

References

  1. ^ "Big Inner". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  2. ^ Rosko, Kyle. "Matthew E. White". Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Hadusek, Jon. "Album Review: Matthew E. White - Big Inner". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Richman, Simmy (20 January 2013). "Album review: Matthew E White, Big Inner (Hometapes)". London: The Independent. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (January 17, 2013). "Matthew E White: Big Inner – review". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  6. ^ Carroll, Jim. "Matthew E. White". The Irish Times. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Hannah, Andrew. "Matthew E White – Big Inner". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Allen, Jeremy. "Matthew E White - 'Big Inner'". NME. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Empire, Kitty (20 January 2013). "Matthew E White: Big Inner – review". London: The Observer. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Hyden, Steven. "Matthew E. White - Big Inner". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Mulholland, Garry. "Matthew E. White - Big Inner". Uncut. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Big Inner - Matthew E. White". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  13. ^ Empire, Kitty (20 January 2013). "Matthew E White: Big Inner – review". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Mulholland, Garry. "Matthew E. White - Big Inner". Uncut. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2012". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  17. ^ Jackson, Josh. "The 20 Best New Bands of 2012". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  18. ^ Keyes, J. Edward. "2012 Breakthrough: Matthew E. White". eMusic. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "MATTHEW E. WHITE ANNOUNCES BIG INNER: OUTER FACE EDITION". Domino Record Co. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Big Inner (CD booklet). Matthew E. White. Spacebomb Records. 2012. 
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