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Downward Is Heavenward

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Length  52:04
Producer  Mark Rubel, Hum
Release date  27 January 1998
Language  English
Artist  Hum
Label  RCA Records
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Released  January 27, 1998 (1998-01-27)
Recorded  1997, Pogo Studio, Champaign
Genres  Rock music, Alternative rock, Space rock, Shoegazing, Post-hardcore, Alternative metal
Similar  Shoegazing albums, Other albums

Hum downward is heavenward full album

Downward Is Heavenward is the fourth and thus far final studio album by the Champaign, Illinois post-hardcore band Hum. It was released on January 27, 1998 by RCA Records.


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Despite selling fewer copies than its predecessor You'd Prefer an Astronaut, the album was critically acclaimed. Brent DiCrescenzo from Pitchfork Media praised the abrasive but graceful nature of the album, writing, "A listen to Downward Is Heavenward actually scrubs off a layer of skin, yet Hum still manage to infuse grace and control into their skyward swirl." Ned Ragget from Allmusic wrote, "Having scored their fluke hit with 'Stars', Hum hunkered down and created a follow-up album that went nowhere, leading to the band's splintering. An unfortunate result all around, because, arguably, Downward Is Heavenward isn't merely the group's best album, but a lost classic of '90s rock, period." In 1999, Pitchfork Media placed the album at #81 on their top 100 albums of the 1990s.

Track listing

  1. "Isle of the Cheetah" – 6:38
  2. "Comin' Home" – 2:45
  3. "If You Are to Bloom" – 5:11
  4. "Ms. Lazarus" – 3:38
  5. "Afternoon with the Axolotls" – 6:27
  6. "Green to Me" – 3:56
  7. "Dreamboat" – 6:07
  8. "The Inuit Promise" – 6:07
  9. "Apollo" – 5:47
  10. "The Scientists" – 5:26
Bonus single (Received by fans who pre-ordered the album)
  1. "Puppets" – 4:11
  2. "Aphids" – 6:08


  • Jeff Dimpsey – bass guitar
  • Tim Lash – guitar
  • Bryan St. Pere – drums
  • Matt Talbott – guitar, vocals
  • Songs

    1Isle of the Cheetah6:38
    2Comin’ Home2:45
    3If You Are to Bloom5:11


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