Mouth Dreams: 2020 Gives Back
September 30, 2020 6:26 PM   Subscribe

Mouth Dreams, by Neil Cicierega The fourth album in the Mouth * series is here when we needed it most. posted by CrystalDave (46 comments total) 50 users marked this as a favorite
 
I am in actual tears over this SpongeBob bit.
posted by figurant at 6:44 PM on September 30 [10 favorites]


I was already 4 minutes into this when I saw it here just now. I'm way ahead of the curve!

So far it's everything I hoped it would be.
posted by aubilenon at 6:44 PM on September 30


If you liked any of the previous Mouth albums, you'll definitely like this one. Neil is in top form, here.
posted by tclark at 6:53 PM on September 30 [5 favorites]


YESSSSS
posted by capricorn at 6:55 PM on September 30


Niel Cicierega = Millennial Girl Talk, y/n
posted by capricorn at 6:57 PM on September 30 [5 favorites]


This is.... sensational! I remember Neil's work from yonder days of a simpler internet, and this is such a delight to find. Thank you for posting!
posted by Zephyrial at 7:04 PM on September 30


sublime, inject it straight into my brain
posted by BungaDunga at 7:05 PM on September 30


I listened to the release stream on Twitch, and my highlights:
* Hurt, oof!
* the theme to Knight Rider: oh hey Neil knows how to make a banger
I missed the start, and I'm fixing that now
posted by Pronoiac at 7:21 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


All I know is that I want some Chili's Baby Back Ribs right now.
posted by 3j0hn at 7:30 PM on September 30 [9 favorites]


WAH!
posted by shenkerism at 7:34 PM on September 30 [5 favorites]


I was trying to decide to just listen to the whole thing without stopping instead of eating dinner first, but I gave up and ate dinner, and also two beers, and I am enjoying this EVEN MORE
posted by aubilenon at 7:34 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Dropbox links are already dead :(

Anyone manage to snag the FLACs before they went down?
posted by genpfault at 7:35 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Dropbox's got them rate-limited.
MeGa backups: MP3(320) & FLAC
posted by CrystalDave at 7:38 PM on September 30 [7 favorites]


I accidentally listened to the whole thing. Wow.
posted by figurant at 7:51 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Some of this is _very_ reminiscent of Negativland.
posted by SansPoint at 8:03 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Special mention to what he perpetrates at around 40 minutes because it's also genuinely beautiful and has damn punchline.
posted by figurant at 8:06 PM on September 30 [6 favorites]


[Spoiler warning]
The wiki about him has a track listing.
posted by aubilenon at 8:11 PM on September 30 [2 favorites]


so


good


please never end
posted by GuyZero at 8:25 PM on September 30


Why is a 404 when I try to download? No want
posted by Going To Maine at 8:55 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


OH MY GOD. This is the best news.

Thanks for posting, I can't wait to hear this.
posted by bigendian at 9:54 PM on September 30


Seriously, broken links for both the MP3s and FLACs, heartbreaking.
posted by deadaluspark at 10:26 PM on September 30




This is so good that I might listen to it again a second time tonight
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:05 AM on October 1


I wish I got a picture of my son's reaction to 'Spongerock.' I think that's the first time he's been aware of a mashup's component songs and it BLEW HIS MIND.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:23 AM on October 1 [8 favorites]


Oh god, Ribs, I hurt from laughing--oh god--
posted by mittens at 6:30 AM on October 1 [3 favorites]


Fredhammer and Nightmovin' OMG.
posted by emelenjr at 6:59 AM on October 1 [2 favorites]


If Neil ever uses his powers for evil we're all doomed.
posted by robotmachine at 7:05 AM on October 1


Never tried one of these before, although I've enjoyed some of Neil's other work in the past. Now I'm the weirdo cry-laughing at his desk in my small office. Thanks for posting it!
posted by Monster_Zero at 7:25 AM on October 1


I have been losing it since I hit play. I just got to the Wario "waaaah" bit and I'm dying. I think this might be the best NeilCic yet?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:35 AM on October 1


10,000 Spoons is a masterpiece.
posted by rifflesby at 10:38 AM on October 1 [5 favorites]


The lyrics for "Just a Baby" are really something:


When I was just a baby
My mama told me, son
Always be a baby
Don't ever be a gun

But I shot a man in Reno
Just to watch him die
I hang my head and cry

When I was just a baby
When I was just a boy
I shot a man in Reno
I was just a baby boy

I hear the train a-comin'
I hear that railroad train
It's probably a good train
My mama was a train

But I'm stuck in baby prison
I know I can't be free
I hang my head and pee

When I was just a baby
When I was just a train
I shot a traaaiiinnn
But that train was just a car

I'm probably drinking coffee
Just a baby drinking coffee
Always drinking coffee
And smoking big cigars

Well if they freed me from this prison
Well if I was a car
I bet I'd be a good car
And that's what tortures me

When I was just a baby
When I was just a boy
My mama shot a man in Reno
I was just a baby boy

When I was just a baby
When I was just a train
I shit my pants
I was just a baby boy

posted by mbrubeck at 11:08 AM on October 1 [22 favorites]


Neil also has some unreleased outtakes on his site and if you just can't get enough, well, have some more.
posted by GuyZero at 11:42 AM on October 1 [5 favorites]


Internet Archive also has you covered MP3 and FLAC
posted by wotsac at 11:55 AM on October 1 [1 favorite]


If Neil ever uses his powers for evil we're all doomed.

He mashed "Somebody once told me" with "Imagine" - meteor en route.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:23 PM on October 1


The number of times a shit-eating grin appeared on my face while listening to this is high. Very, very, high.
posted by pmbuko at 3:13 PM on October 1 [1 favorite]


I can’t get over how stupid the tweaks to the lyrics of “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” are, nor how much I love them
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:39 PM on October 1


I'm like 35 minutes in and my mouth is just stuck in an open-mouthed smile, this is epic!!
posted by rouftop at 4:05 PM on October 1


Not sure which track I love and hate the most.

I did it all for the wookie? Have mercy, Neil.
posted by GuyZero at 6:34 PM on October 1


Checking the news, uh, what did Neil put into this album?
posted by Pronoiac at 12:12 AM on October 2


The lyrics for "Just a Baby" are really something:

Details


We can do collapsibles on metafilter? How?
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:56 AM on October 2


Neil C.'s creativity blows my mind. I can imagine a lot of people thinking "Oh I could take Isn't It Ironic, and switch the words around so she's saying weird things." I cannot imagine a single person other than Neil Cicierega who would finish that thought with "And then I'll set it to the theme from Knight Rider."
posted by rifflesby at 2:12 AM on October 2 [5 favorites]



The HTML <details> tag

posted by mbrubeck at 10:48 AM on October 2


Cannibals has firmly lodged itself in my brain.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:10 PM on October 15


I'm a couple of weeks late to this, but this is 100% the most joy I've felt in.. six months? More?
posted by curious nu at 7:44 PM on October 16 [4 favorites]


> Cannibals has firmly lodged itself in my brain.

I pictured the THX sound wrapping up, bowing, strolling majestically offstage ... then tripping over itself as it hurries to return
posted by Pronoiac at 12:03 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


God, this is good. I wish I hadn't taken so long to get to it. I am so in awe of this guy. He has the finest touch with mashups that I've ever heard. The delicacy of the seaming, or whatever you'd call in, in "Just a Baby" blows me away.
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:40 AM on October 19


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