Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

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Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Studio album by TV on the Radio
Released March 9, 2004
Recorded Aug 2003-Sep 2003
Genre Art rock
Length 47:04
Label Touch and Go/4AD
Producer David Andrew Sitek
TV on the Radio chronology
Young Liars
(2003)
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
(2004)
Return to Cookie Mountain
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
Drowned In Sound (9/10)[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[4]
PopMatters (Mixed)[5]
Robert Christgau B[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[9]
Village Voice B[10]

Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is a 2004 debut album by the American art rock band, TV on the Radio. The album, recorded at Headgear Studio in Brooklyn, was awarded the Shortlist Music Prize for 2004. It was released on CD, 12" vinyl and MP3 download formats. The CD is enhanced with two different quality QuickTime video files of the "Dreams" music video. The 12" features two records with the extra song "You Could Be Love" and a different track order from the CD. The MP3 version includes two extra songs not available on the CD. "Staring at the Sun" has the intro edited from the original version on Young Liars, and is the same version used on the single and video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Wrong Way" – 4:38
  2. "Staring at the Sun" – 3:27
  3. "Dreams" – 5:09
  4. "King Eternal" – 4:28
  5. "Ambulance" – 4:55
  6. "Poppy" – 6:07
  7. "Don't Love You" – 5:31
  8. "Bomb Yourself" – 5:32
  9. "Wear You Out" – 7:22
  10. "You Could Be Love" (only available on the vinyl and MP3 versions)
  11. "Staring at the Sun (demo)" (only available on the MP3 version)

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