Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)

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Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)
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Studio album by
Released1996
Studio Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length42:17
Label Virgin
Producer T Bone Burnett
Sam Phillips chronology
Martinis & Bikinis
(1994)
Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)
(1996)
Zero Zero Zero
(1998)

Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop) is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Phillips. The album's subtitle is a quote from the film The Producers .

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Reception

Omnipop was a critical and commercial flop, selling only about a quarter as many copies as its predecessor, Martinis and Bikinis , [1] and receiving several negative reviews from music critics. [2] [3] In one such review, the Chicago Tribune 's Mark Caro wrote that the album's "lyrics are more pronouncements than personal revelations, and [Phillips'] observations are less insightful than broad and ornery." [4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Chicago Tribune Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Christgau's Consumer Guide Rating-Christgau-dud.svg [3]
Entertainment Weekly C [2]
Los Angeles Times Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Pitchfork 6.5/10 [7]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Sam Phillips except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Entertainmen" 4:15
2."Plastic Is Forever" 3:31
3."Animals on Wheels" 3:17
4."Zero Zero Zero!" 3:41
5."Help Yourself" 3:05
6."Your Hands" 6:58
7."Power World" 3:49
8."(Skeleton)" 1:42
9."Where Are You Taking Me" 3:34
10."Compulsive Gambler" :48
11."Faster Pussycat to the Library!" 2:30
12."Slapstick Heart"Sam Phillips, Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe 5:07

Personnel

source: [8]

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