Fight with Tools

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Fight with Tools
Studio album by Flobots
Released October 16, 2007 (2007-10-16)
May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20) (re-release)
Recorded 2007 at The Wrecking Room (Boulder)
Brotherhood Studios (Denver)
Genre Alternative rock, alternative hip hop
Length 45:35
Label Universal Republic
Producer Flobots
Flobots chronology
Flobots Present...Platypus
(2005)
Fight with Tools
(2007)
Survival Story
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Fight with Tools is the debut album by Flobots originally released in October 2007 and re-released on May 20, 2008. The album was recorded in 2007 around the band's hometown of Colorado. The album features the single "Handlebars" which became a popular hit on Modern Rock radio the following April, also becoming a popular hit in the UK (#14[3]), New Zealand (#26[4]) and Canada (#63[5]). The album also features the single "Rise" which also became a popular hit on Modern Rock radio after its release.

In the week of June 7, 2008, the album jumped on the Billboard 200 chart 168 places and peaked at number 15, selling over 265,000 copies. The album also peaked at #52 on the UK Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Flobots.

  1. "There's a War Going On for Your Mind" – 1:22
  2. "Mayday!!!" – 4:36
  3. "Same Thing" – 3:29
  4. "Stand Up" – 4:38
  5. "Fight with Tools" – 4:51
  6. "Handlebars" – 3:27
  7. "Never Had It" – 5:07
  8. "Combat" – 2:05
  9. "The Rhythm Method (Move!)" – 3:52
  10. "Anne Braden" – 4:21
  11. "We Are Winning" – 3:22
  12. "Rise" – 4:10
  13. "Iraq" (U.K. bonus track) – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Fight with Tools liner notes.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak Position
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 15
UK Albums Chart[8] 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  3. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart for the week ending August 16, 2008". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (364): 1–4. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand Singles Chart". charts.org.nz. Retrieved August 9, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Flobots Album & Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Fight with Tools (booklet). Flobots. Universal Republic. 2008. 
  7. ^ "Album Info - Fight with Tools - Flobots". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Official Album Chart for the week ending September 13, 2008". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (368): 5–8.