Cerebral Ballzy (album)

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Cerebral Ballzy
Studio album by Cerebral Ballzy
Released July 26, 2011 (2011-07-26) (US)
Recorded Los Angeles[1]
Genre Punk, Hardcore punk
Length 19:29
Label Williams Street
Producer Joby J Ford[2]
Cerebral Ballzy chronology
The Grip
(2011)
Cerebral Ballzy
(2011)
Live at The Macbeth
(2011)
Singles from Cerebral Ballzy
  1. "Insufficient Fare"
    Released: November 29, 2010
  2. "Cutting Class"
    Released: June 19, 2011
  3. "Junky For Her"
    Released: July 5, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Alter The Press! 3/5[4]
Clash 4/10[5]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[6]
entertainment.ie 3.5/5 stars[7]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[8]
The Needle Drop 3/10[9]
NME 7/10[10]
Pitchfork Media 4.8/10[11]
Popmatters 8/10 discs[12]
Punknews.org 1.5/5 stars[13]

Cerebral Ballzy is the debut album from Brooklyn Punk band Cerebral Ballzy. It was released on July 26, 2011 in the United States through Williams Street Records.

Their album was heavily promoted on Adult Swim through a 60 second commercial spot, which is their music video for "Don't Tell Me What To Do". Directed by the film-making duo The Marshall Darlings,[14] the promo is filmed on distorted black and white videotape and starts with a close up of lead singer Honor Titus, as he and his band mates walk outside a nightclub and on the streets yelling out the lyrics of the song shown on the bottom of the screen.[15]

The artwork for the album was done by Raymond Pettibon,[16] who has previously worked with bands such as Sonic Youth, Off!, Foo Fighters and Black Flag.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "On The Run"   2:03
2. "Office Rocker"   0:59
3. "Don't Tell Me What To Do"   1:01
4. "Insufficient Fare"   1:54
5. "Junkie For Her"   1:58
6. "Drug Myself Dumb"   1:19
7. "Puke Song"   1:35
8. "You're Idle"   1:40
9. "Don't Look My Way"   1:51
10. "SK8 All Day"   1:34
11. "Cutting Class"   2:38
12. "Anthem"   1:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Honor Titus - lead vocals
  • Melvin Honore (Mel) - bassist
  • Mason - guitarist
  • Jason - guitarist
  • Crazy Abe - drummer

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.adultswim.com/music/cerebralballzy/index.html
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xj5c
  3. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy – Cerebral Ballzy". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ Garland, Emaa (August 2011). "Album Review: Cerebral Ballzy – Cerebral Ballzy". Alter The Press! SpinMedia. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ TC (August 8, 2011). "Cerebral Ballzy – Cerebral Ballzy". Clash. Music Republic Ltd. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Leedham, Robert (July 29, 2011). "Album Review: Cerebral Ballzy – Cerebral Ballzy". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ Balfe, John (August 5, 2011). "Cerebral Ballzy – Cerebral Ballzy". entertainment.ie. The Irish Times. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ Hann, Michael (July 28, 2011). "Cerebral Ballzy: Cerebral Ballzy – review". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy– Cerebral Ballzy ALBUM REVIEW". The Needle Drop. August 10, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Edwards, Tom (July 26, 2011). "Album Review: Cerebral Ballzy – 'Cerebral Ballzy'". NME. Inspire. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Raposa, David (September 29, 2011). "Cerebral Ballzy: Cerebral Ballzy". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ Haag, Stephen (August 23, 2011). "Cerebral Ballzy: Cerebral Ballzy". Popmatters. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ conblake (July 26, 2011). "Cerebral Ballzy – Cerebral Ballzy". Punknews.org. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Marshall Darlings - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  15. ^ Cerebral Ballzy: "Don't Tell Me What To Do" Official Music Video on YouTube (published on September 6, 2011)
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cerebral-ballzy/id449523094
  18. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cerebral-ballzy/id449523094