Breach (The Wallflowers album)

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(Breach)
Studio album by The Wallflowers
Released October 10, 2000
Genre Alternative rock, roots rock
Length 42:53
Label Interscope
Producer Andrew Slater & Michael Penn
The Wallflowers chronology
Bringing Down the Horse
(1996)
(Breach)
(2000)
Red Letter Days
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly 8.3/10[2]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[2]
Revolver 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]
The Village Voice 6.7/10[2]

(Breach) is the third studio album by The Wallflowers. The album's first single was "Sleepwalker," the video of which poked fun at Dylan's "rock star" status following the success of "Bringing Down the Horse." Guests on the album included Elvis Costello, who lent vocals on "Murder 101". Despite good reviews, the album failed to follow the commercial success of Bringing Down the Horse and was seen as somewhat of a commercial failure. "Breach" peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold.

Reception[edit]

Despite weak album sales, "Breach" managed to receive strong reviews from critics. Allmusic said of the album: "On the surface, there's not much different between this album and its predecessor, but the songs are stronger, sharper, and the performances are lean, muscular, and immediate." Rolling Stone Magazine was also receptive of the album, stating: "The slow stuff might be a bit ponderous, but the first six or seven songs manage a rare trick: They're incandescent enough to jump out at you on the radio, yet are steeped in a type of introspective inquiry that was once integral to rock & roll, and has nearly vanished."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jakob Dylan.

  1. "Letters from the Wasteland" – 4:29
  2. "Hand Me Down" – 3:35
  3. "Sleepwalker" – 3:31
  4. "I've Been Delivered" – 5:01
  5. "Witness" – 3:34
  6. "Some Flowers Bloom Dead" – 4:44
  7. "Mourning Train" – 4:04
  8. "Up from Under" – 3:39
  9. "Murder 101" – 2:32
  10. "Birdcage" – 3:28 (total 7:42 with "Babybird")
  11. "Babybird" (hidden track) – 3:40

Bonus CD[edit]

Some editions include a 2-track Bonus CD [4]

  1. "Invisible City" (live)  – 6:29
    • On alternative releases, bonus track one is an acoustic version of Sleepwalker  – 3:17 [5]
  2. "Sleepwalker" (remix)  – 3:25

Personnel[edit]

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