Broken Valley

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Broken Valley
Studio album by Life of Agony
Released May 30, 2005 (Europe)
June 14, 2005 (USA)
October 17, 2005 (UK)
Genre Alternative metal, alternative rock, stoner rock
Length 43:41
Label Epic
Producer Greg Fidelman
Life of Agony chronology
River Runs Again: Live 2003
(2003)
Broken Valley
(2005)
Gigantour
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Broken Valley is the fourth album released by Life of Agony. It was released in 2005 through Epic Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Alan Robert.

  1. "Love to Let You Down" – 3:40
  2. "Last Cigarette" – 2:56
  3. "Wicked Ways" – 4:02
  4. "Don't Bother" – 3:30
  5. "Strung Out" – 3:59
  6. "Junk Sick" – 3:18
  7. "The Calm That Disturbs You" – 3:15
  8. "No One Survives" – 1:34
  9. "Justified" – 6:21
  10. "The Day He Died" – 3:23
  11. "Broken Valley" – 5:17
  12. "Room 244" – 4:54
  13. "D.N.R." – 2:17 (UK Exclusive Bonus Track)

Extended Copy Protection on the initial US edition[edit]

In November 2005 Sony was distributing albums with Extended Copy Protection, a feature that automatically installed rootkit software on any Microsoft Windows machine upon insertion of the disc. In addition to preventing the CDs contents from being copied, it also exposed the computer to malicious attacks that exploited insecure features of the rootkit software. Just the initial US edition of the album (US Catalog-Nr. EK93515) shipped the rootkit and was recalled by Sony on November 18 of 2005 after the details of the copy protection had been unveiled in the press. Editions from other parts of the world and later US editions of the album had not shipped the malicious software from the beginning.[2] Since the copy protection is mentioned on the CD jewel case and the back of the CD itself, everybody can check if their US edition is affected or not.[3]

Bonus DVD[edit]

Several versions of the album were accompanied by a DVD, in which the band discussed their break-up and why they got back together.

The DVD includes several 'easter eggs' such as a studio rehearsal of 'Junk Sick' and backstage footage.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "CD’s Containing XCP Content Protection Technology", MusikWoche web site. Retrieved September 06, 2010.
  3. ^ "Are You Affected By Sony-BMG's Rootkit?", Electronic Frontier Foundation web site. Retrieved September 06, 2010.