1000 Hurts

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1000 Hurts
Studio album by Shellac
Released August 8, 2000
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Noise rock, post-hardcore
Length 36:51
Label Touch & Go
Producer Shellac
Shellac chronology
Terraform
(1998)
1000 Hurts
(2000)
Excellent Italian Greyhound
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
NME 9/10 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [4]

1000 Hurts is the third full-length album by Shellac, released July 31, 2000 (see 2000 in music). It is Shellac Record #11. In its official promotional materials Shellac jokingly described this album as follows: "There are no 12-minute songs on this one. This record is more mean-spirited. Todd sings."

The cover is a clear homage to old Ampex audio recording tape boxes. The band are known for using analog tape for their recordings, and are fans of Ampex tape and tape recorders. Also, the speech at the start of the record is a variation on the announcements one would hear on Magnetic Reference Laboratory's calibration tapes for analogue tape recorders.

The album was named Rockfeedback magazine's record of the decade.[5]

The "Shoe Song" is a reference to the Slint song "Good Morning, Captain", from their second album Spiderland.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Prayer to God"   2:50
2. "Squirrel Song"   2:38
3. "Mama Gina"   5:43
4. "QRJ"   2:52
5. "Ghosts"   3:36
Side B
No. Title Length
6. "Song Against Itself"   4:13
7. "Canaveral"   2:38
8. "New Number Order"   1:39
9. "Shoe Song"   5:17
10. "Watch Song"   5:25

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2000 Top Heatseekers 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1000 Hurts Shellac Allmusic.com Andy Kellman
  2. ^ "NME Album Reviews - 1000 Hurts". Nme.Com. 2000-08-04. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived June 5, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [2] Archived July 15, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Rockfeedback Records of the Decade – #25-1 Rockfeedback.com, THOMAS HANNAN, December 2009
  6. ^ Hell, Billy. "Shellac. Perfect Sound Forever. 2005. Retrieved on January 6, 2006.