TOM100 | released: 23/10/2007 | 2xCD
via Anost (Europe) via SCD (USA)
"(...)the brilliance of this project: not only could one glance at its beautiful booklet kill off piracy for good, giving bands lyrics to respond to means you get a uniquely mixed-up insight in their massively mixed-up brains." (8/10)
"It is a credit to Shrigley's artistic work and the artistic tastes of the musicians that something of this scale has worked out so well. The entire package is made complete with the booklet, making this release something truly special and quite possibly a defining release for this decade as all-encompassing as it is of recent musical trends and experiments."
"This is the ultimate indie-kid colectors item: the poetry of cult artist David Shrigley given musical substance by eclectic leftfield bands (including TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Lord Cut-Glass, Aidan Moffat and David Burne), all packaged in a little hard-backed book of Shrigley's sprawling line drawings."
(Compilation Of The Month 4/5)
- GUARDIAN - The Observer
"Plenty of material there for the surprising number of people with David Shrigley tattoos, as seen on his website. No, seriously, go and gawp."
- DAZED AND CONFUSED
"WORRIED NOODLES evoked and overturned the conceptual art and commodity infatuation of post-punk DIY dandies, Shrigley's tune-lubed, excellent successor staunchly affirms both our protagonists mettle as singular lyricist, and tomlab's calibre as vital independent label." (Lead Album Review)
- PLAN B
"Years from now, when todays pop stars are seeing out their dotage, how many Kaiser Chiefs or Sugarbabes will look back and wish that they had collaborated with leftfieldpoets and graphic artists a little bit more."
"By the time that you reach Franz Ferdinand's bug-eyed garage trash, it is less highbrow collaborative artwork and more a full-blown indie revue in some sonic secure ward. Vitally, there is variety, too." (Lead Album Review 4/5)
- THE TIMES
"The likes of Franz ferdinand, David Byrne (both big fans ) and Hot Chip rub shoulders with Liars, Scout Nibblet and Les Georges Leningrad on what is one of the strangest, sweetest and conceptually strongest albums to have been released for donkeys."
- TIME OUT
"Worried Noodles is a wildly uneven roller-coaster."