Come On Die Young

Chemikal Underground
Release date
31 Oct 2006
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Punk Rock: 2:08 59,596
2 Cody 6:31 180,813
3 Helps Both Ways 4:52 121,288
4 Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia 3:26 83,917
5 Kappa 4:51 130,438
6 Waltz For Aidan 3:43 108,757
7 May Nothing But Happiness Come through Your Door 8:27 76,570
8 Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up 2:03 91,187
9 Ex-Cowboy 9:07 93,814
10 Chocky 9:21 98,500
11 Christmas Steps 10:36 91,465
12 Punk Rock/ Puff Daddy/ Antichrist 2:13 3,345

About this album

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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