Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count

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Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
Studio album by From First To Last
Released June 29, 2004
Recorded February 2004
Genre Emo, post-hardcore, alternative rock, [1] screamo
Length 38:23
Label Epitaph
Producer Lee Dyess, From First to Last
From First To Last chronology
Aesthetic
(2003)
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
(2004)
Heroine
(2006)
Singles from From First To Last
  1. "Ride the Wings of Pestilence"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Note to Self"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count is the debut studio album by American emo band From First to Last. It was released on June 29, 2004 through Epitaph Records. The title was taken from a monologue in the film Heathers, in which Winona Ryder's character is writing in her diary. Production was handled by Lee Dyess and the band themselves. The album was remastered by Beau Burchell from Saosin, however, it is not indicated on the personnel, possibly due to a contemporary feud between the band.[3] The album received generally mixed reviews from music critics.[4] It reached number 12 and 21 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums and Independent Albums chart.[5][6] It spawned two singles: "Ride the Wings of Pestilence" and "Note to Self". The hidden track (commonly referred to as "Dead Baby Kick Ball") features contributing vocals from American rapper Major League Player. "Populace in Two" was included in the soundtrack for the video game Burnout 3: Takedown.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Soliloquy"   0:25
2. "The One Armed Boxer vs. The Flying Guillotine"   3:18
3. "Note to Self"   3:59
4. "I Liked You Better Before You Were Naked on the Internet"   1:54
5. "Featuring Some of Your Favorite Words"   4:01
6. "Emily"   2:39
7. "Secrets Don't Make Friends"   4:01
8. "Populace in Two"   3:59
9. "Kiss Me, I'm Contagious"   3:22
10. "Minuet"   1:02
11. "Ride the Wings of Pestilence"   3:45
12. "Dead Baby Kickball" (Hidden Track) 5:16

B-sides[edit]

  • "Failure by Designer Jeans" – 3:06

Note that "Failure by Designer Jeans" isn't featured on any album by From First to Last. It is featured on Punk-O-Rama 10.

Personnel[edit]

From First to Last
  • Sonny Moore – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Matt Good – vocals, lead guitar, backing clean vocals
  • Travis Richter – rhythm guitar, screamed vocals, backing vocals
  • Jon Weisberg – bass, screamed vocals
  • Derek Bloom – drums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Major League Playa – vocals (on "Dead Baby Kick Ball")
Production
  • Lee Dyess – production, mixing
  • Beau Burchell – mastering, mixing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Nick Pritchard – album design
  • Adam Krause – photography
  • Cody Nierstadt – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic ((( Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Bodycount > Overview )))
  2. ^ allmusic review
  3. ^ http://stereogum.com/archives/wheres-the-beef/saosin-hate-from-first-to-last-panic-probably-dyla_003180.html
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r693895
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2006-01-14/heatseekers-albums
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2006-01-14/independent-albums

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