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3.83 | 57 ratings | 1 reviews | 18% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Probably Nothing (1:21)
2. Missionary Position (4:18)
3. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) (4:32)
4. Scandinavian Design (4:10)
5. Giddy Giddy (3:10)
6. What The Hell Is It This Time? (4:03)
7. Unaware (3:54)
8. Hippopotamus (3:47)
9. Bummer (3:58)
10. I Wish You Were Fun (4:04)
11. So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play? (4:00)
12. When You're A French Director (2:45)
13. The Amazing Mr. Repeat (2:59)
14. A Little Bit Like Fun (3:57)
15. Life With The Macbeths (4:12)

Total Time 55:10

Line-up / Musicians

- Russell Mael / vocals, arrangements & co-producer
- Ron Mael / keyboards, arrangements & co-producer

- Dean Menta / guitar, bass, drums (9)
- Steven Nistor / drums
- Leos Carax / vocals & accordion (12)
- Rebecca Sj÷wall / vocals (15)

Releases information

Artwork: Galen Johnson with Elaine Stocki (photo)

CD BMG ‎- 538279612 (2017, Europe)

2xLP BMG ‎- 538279760 (2017, Europe)

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SPARKS Hippopotamus ratings distribution

(57 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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5 stars 90/100 Wow! Hippopotamus is my favorite Sparks album ever! Blindsided by Sparks' contagious catchy cabaret, Hippopotamus sideswiped me. Zee Mael brothers have outdone themselves. Decades haven't dulled the knife sharp sheen off the Mael's, instead Father Time honed, polished and focused the Mae ... (read more)

Report this review (#1825674) | Posted by omphaloskepsis | Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Review Permanlink

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