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Tookah
Tookah
Emilíana Torrini - Tookah.jpg
Studio album by Emilíana Torrini
Released 6 September 2013
Recorded 2011-2013
Genre Indie pop, folk, acoustic
Label Rough Trade
Producer Dan Carey
Emilíana Torrini chronology
Me and Armini
(2008)Me and Armini2008
Tookah
(2013)

Tookah is the sixth studio album recorded by Icelandic singer-songwriter Emilíana Torrini. It was produced by Dan Carey over three years, from late 2011 to summer 2013. The album was released in September 2013.

Promotion

On 3 June 2013 she revealed the title of the new LP was titled Tookah.[1] Torrini played a number of music festivals in the lead up to the album's release in Russia and Budapest. The first single was released late Summer 2013 titled "Speed of Dark", and the music video was directed by Brazilian director Guilherme Marcondes.[2] The album was released by Rough Trade.

On 29 July 2013 Torrini revealed the radio edition of a new track "Speed of Dark". Three additional tracks were also revealed allowing fans to stream these include "Autumn Sun", "Animal Games" and "Tookah".

Album release

The album was made available for pre-order from 29 July 2013. The pre-order gives fans the opportunity to download the first promotional track from the album "Speed of Dark". Fans can also pre-order a special version of the album directly from the record label Rough Trade in the UK, US, Germany and Austria this will give fans the opportunity to receive the new album along with the bonus track "Echo Horse" and hardback book cover.[3]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]
Clash9/10[6]
musicOMH4/5 stars[7]
PopMatters5/10[8]

Tookah received positive reviews from music critics. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 71, based on 12 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[4] Gemma Hampson of Clash magazine praised the album's production, writing that "There's something magical and mystical about 'Tookah'. A thread of electro runs through these nine tracks, introducing a whole new musical landscape to this singer's stunningly beautiful songs. (...) Every track gives you something new and exciting, while holding tightly on to Emilíana's flawless voice and melodies."[6]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Tookah"3:00
2."Caterpillar"3:52
3."Autumn Sun"4:11
4."Home"3:34
5."Elísabet"3:28
6."Animal Games"2:56
7."Speed of Dark"5:37
8."Blood Red"5:07
9."When Fever Breaks"7:29

Charts

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 69
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 42
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 91
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 44
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 51
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 36

Release history

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-18. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-29. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "Rough Trade Records - Shop". Archived from the original on 2013-07-21. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Tookah". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ a b Hampson, Gemma (September 13, 2013). "Emilíana Torrini - Tookah". Clash. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ Young, Martyn (September 6, 2013). "Emilíana Torrini - Tookah". musicOMH. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ Lathan, Ryan (September 9, 2013). "Emiliana Torrini: Tookah". PopMatters. Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ "Emilíana Torrini - Tookah". Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
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  11. ^ "Emilíana Torrini - Tookah". Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
  12. ^ "Emilíana Torrini - Tookah". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
  13. ^ "Emilíana Torrini - Tookah". Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 2014. 
  14. ^ "Emilíana Torrini - Tookah". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
  15. ^ "Tookah (Deluxe Version) von Emilíana Torrini" (in German). iTunes (AT). Retrieved 2014. 
  16. ^ "Tookah (Deluxe Version) von Emilíana Torrini" (in German). iTunes (DE). Retrieved 2014. 
  17. ^ "Tookah by Emilíana Torrini". iTunes (IE). Retrieved 2014. 
  18. ^ "'Tookah' van Emilíana Torrini". iTunes (NL). Retrieved 2014. 
  19. ^ "Tookah by Emilíana Torrini". iTunes (AU). Retrieved 2014. 
  20. ^ "Tookah by Emilíana Torrini". iTunes (CA). Retrieved 2014. 
  21. ^ "Tookah par Emilíana Torrini" (in French). iTunes (FR). Retrieved 2014. 
  22. ^ "Tookah by Emilíana Torrini". iTunes (NZ). Retrieved 2014. 
  23. ^ "Tookah - Torrini Emiliana (CD)" (in Polish). Empik. Retrieved 2014. 
  24. ^ "Tookah - Torrini Emiliana (LP)" (in Polish). Empik. Retrieved 2014. 
  25. ^ "'Tookah' de Emilíana Torrini" (in Spanish). iTunes (ES). Retrieved 2014. 
  26. ^ "Tookah von Emilíana Torrini" (in German). iTunes (CH). Retrieved 2014. 
  27. ^ "'Tookah' van Emilíana Torrini". iTunes (GB). Retrieved 2014. 
  28. ^ "Tookah by Emilíana Torrini". iTunes (US). Retrieved 2014. 

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