Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

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Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Studio album by Mogwai
Released 14 February 2011
Recorded Chem19 Studios
(Hamilton, Scotland)
Genre Post-rock
Length 53:08
Label Rock Action
Producer Mogwai, Paul Savage
Mogwai chronology
Special Moves
(2010)
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
(2011)
A Wrenched Virile Lore
(2012)

Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is the seventh studio album by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai, released in the UK and Europe on 14 February 2011 by Rock Action Records, and in the US on 15 February 2011 by Sub Pop.[1][2]

The album's cover art is a photo of New York City as seen from the Hudson River.[3] The inspiration for the closing track's title, "You're Lionel Richie", comes from what a hungover Stuart Braithwaite said when he ran into the singer at an airport.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mogwai, except where noted.

  1. "White Noise" – 5:04
  2. "Mexican Grand Prix" (Mogwai, Luke Sutherland) – 5:18
  3. "Rano Pano" – 5:15
  4. "Death Rays" – 6:01
  5. "San Pedro" – 3:27
  6. "Letters to the Metro" – 4:41
  7. "George Square Thatcher Death Party" – 4:00
  8. "How to Be a Werewolf" – 6:23
  9. "Too Raging to Cheers" – 4:30
  10. "You're Lionel Richie" – 8:29
Bonus Tracks
  • "Slight Domestic" – 5:35 (iTunes US / Japan bonus track)
  • "Hasenheide" – 3:29 (Japan bonus track)

There is a limited edition including a bonus CD featuring a 23:23 minute long piece called "Music for a Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)" recorded for an art installation by Douglas Gordon and Olaf Nicolai in Essen, Germany.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[7]
NME 8/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 6.6/10[9]
PopMatters 6/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[12]
Spin 7/10[13]

Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. received mostly positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 34 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[5]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will album liner notes.[14]

Mogwai[edit]

Additional[edit]

  • Kate Braithwaite – additional voices
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Antony Crook – photography
  • DLT – design
  • Andrew Lazonby – additional voices
  • Domenico Loiacano – additional voices
  • Niall McMenamin – additional engineer, mixing assistant
  • Paul Savage – engineer, mixing, producer
  • Kim Supajirawatananon – additional voices
  • Luke Sutherland – additional guitar (1, 3); violin (1, 2, 9); human singing (2)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[15] 78
Austrian Albums Chart[16] 49
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[17] 31
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[18] 39
Dutch Albums Chart[19] 83
French Albums Chart[20] 46
German Albums Chart[21] 27
Irish Albums Chart[22] 25
Scottish Albums Chart[23] 12
Swedish Albums Chart[24] 57
Swiss Albums Chart[25] 45
UK Albums Chart[26] 25
UK Indie Albums Chart[27] 4
US Billboard 200[28] 97
US Alternative Albums[28] 15
US Independent Albums[28] 14
US Rock Albums[28] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". mogwai.co.uk. 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (27 October 2010). "Mogwai Announce New Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Stribley, Robert (12 April 2011). "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will". Skyscraper. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Fortunato, John (20 April 2011). "Interview with Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai: Turning Away From The Light". The Aquarian Weekly. Arts Weekly. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – Mogwai". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Heather Phares. "Allmusic Review". Allmusic. 
  7. ^ "DIS review". 
  8. ^ Jamie Crossan. "NME review". NME. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Andrew Gaerig. "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pop Matters review". 
  11. ^ Rob Sheffield. "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  12. ^ Matthew Cole. "Slant review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  13. ^ Josh Modell. "Spin review". Spin. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  14. ^ Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (CD liner notes). Mogwai. Rock Action Records. 2011. ROCKACT55CD. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums – Week Commencing 28th February 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in German). IFPI Austria. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Mogwai, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in German). Media Control. charts.de. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  22. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 17 February 2011". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  23. ^ "2012 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". Swedish Recording Industry Association. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "2011 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "2011Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  28. ^ a b c d "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – Mogwai". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 13 August 2012.