At Night We Live

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At Night We Live
Studio album by Far
Released May 25, 2010
Genre Alternative rock, post-hardcore,
indie rock, ambient
Length 41:51
Label Vagrant Records
Producer Shaun Lopez
Far chronology
Water & Solutions
(1998)
At Night We Live
(2010)

At Night We Live is an album by American alternative rock band Far released on May 25, 2010. A few different pre-order packages were available. Some of the packages included one of the 500 limited edition colored Double-LPs.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jonah Matranga, all music composed by Matranga and Shaun Lopez, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Deafening"   3:10
2. "If You Cared Enough"   3:37
3. "When I Could See"   4:27
4. "Give Me a Reason"   3:00
5. "Dear Enemy"   3:33
6. "Fight Song #16,233,241"   2:31
7. "At Night We Live"   4:26
8. "Burns" (Matranga) 2:27
9. "Better Surrender"   2:59
10. "Are You Sure?" (Matranga, Norman C. Brannon) 3:52
11. "The Ghost That Kept on Haunting"   7:49
12. "Pony" (Unlisted hidden track)  

The European version also contains a cover version of PJ Harveys "Long Snake Moan" from the album To Bring You My Love as track #13, plus one yet-unknown song at #12. "Pony", which is a Ginuwine cover, isn't listed on the European version either but appears as track #14.

Personnel[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars [3]
BBC (very positive) [4]

The album was released to a positive reception by critics. As of August 2010, the album has received a 'Universal Acclaim' score of 81 on Metacritic.[1]

Alternative Press stated, "It truly does feel as if they've been holding this emotion back since the day they parted and now unleashing everything in an explosion of creative energy, delivering a magnificent record that while fresh and exciting, could only be the work of far." [1] While BBC Music were equally full of praise; "At Night We Live is the best and the most confident album of their two-part career. It is also, admittedly, more commercial-sounding, but there’s no shame in that if it’s done with integrity, dignity and passion."[4]

Allmusic were among those more reserved in their review, suggesting "Perhaps the real issue here is that in their absence, the sound Far helped to push into the mainstream is now so common that they don’t feel as special as they once were. Fans of Far will be able to appreciate At Night We Live as a further evolution of Water & Solutions, but new listeners will have a hard time finding a fresh experience."[2]

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