Here Come the Tears

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Here Come the Tears
Studio album by The Tears
Released June 6, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Britpop
Length 52:52
Label Independiente Records
Producer Bernard Butler
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned In Sound (7/10)[3]
entertainment.ie 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
musicOMH (favourable)[6]
NME (8/10)[7]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[8]
sputnikmusic (3.0/5)[9]
Stylus Magazine (B)[10]
The Telegraph (favourable)[11]

Here Come the Tears is the debut album by The Tears, released on June 6, 2005 on Independiente Records.

The album proved a successful comeback for Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson as the album was praised by critics, scoring an average of 74 at Metacritic and charting at number 15 in the UK.[1][12]

The NME were favourable, calling it, "The best album you'll hear this year, by a mile".[7] Some reviewers felt that the album sounded like later Suede material. Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that, Here Come the Tears is what Coming Up would have been if Butler had stuck around.[2] Other reviews, however were more mixed, such as Uncut, who wrote that "It's not a disaster, by any means.... It's just that, over 13 songs, it's abundantly clear that whatever the potency of this partnership, there's an old lack of range."[1]

Andrew Womack, of online magazine The Morning News placed Here Come the Tears at number 8 in its list of the top 10 albums of 2005.[13]

The album's artwork is an image called "Guests 1998" by Christopher Bucklow.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler

  1. "Refugees" – 2:51
  2. "Autograph" – 3:31
  3. "Co-star" – 4:01
  4. "Imperfection" – 4:42
  5. "The Ghost of You" – 4:57
  6. "Two Creatures" – 3:57
  7. "Lovers" – 4:03
  8. "Fallen Idol" – 3:39
  9. "Brave New Century" – 3:44
  10. "Beautiful Pain" – 3:46
  11. "The Asylum" – 3:53
  12. "Apollo 13" – 5:34
  13. "A Love as Strong as Death" – 4:14
  14. "Southern Rain" (Japanese only bonus track)
  15. "Song for the Migrant Worker" (Japanese only bonus track)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Here Come The Tears - The Tears". Metacritic. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewins, Stephen Thomas. "Here Come The Tears review". Allmusic
  3. ^ Gourley, Dom (6 June 2005). "Drowned In Sound review". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "entertainment.ie review". entertainment.ie. 16 June 2005. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (3 June 2005). "The Guardian review". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Murphy, John (6 June 2005). "musicOMH review". musicOMH. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Cashmore, Pete. "The Tears : Here Come The Tears". NME.com 2 June 2005
  8. ^ Tangari, Joe (19 June 2005). "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Murray, Amanda (27 September 2005). "sputnikmusic review". sputnikmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Mineo, Mike (22 August 2005). "Stylus Magazine review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Thompson, Ben (4 June 2005). "Pop CDs of the week: The White Stripes, Coldplay, Ry Cooder and more". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Artist Chart History: Tears". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Womack, Andrew. "The Top 10 Albums of 2005". The Morning News