Heroine (From First to Last album)

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Heroine
Studio album by From First to Last
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded Weed, California
2005-2006
Genre Emo, post-hardcore, screamo, experimental rock
Length 43:41
Label Epitaph
Producer Ross Robinson
From First to Last chronology
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
(2004)
Heroine
(2006)
From First to Last
(2008)
Singles from From First to Last
  1. "The Latest Plague"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Shame Shame"
    Released: 2006

Heroine is the second studio album by American post-hardcore band From First to Last. It was released on March 21, 2006 through Epitaph Records. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 33,000 copies within its first week.[1] It is the band's highest-selling album, and has sold more than 232,000 copies as of April 2008.[2] The album has spawned two singles: "The Latest Plague" and "Shame Shame". A B-side, "Save Us", has since been released via the band's official Myspace.[3]

It is the last album to include lead vocalist Sonny Moore, who began his own solo project afterwards and now records as Skrillex, although in the band's reunion in 2013 Matt Good said in an interview that he was looking if Sonny would be interest in contribute in some way with their new EP.[4][5][6][7] Wes Borland played bass on the album after Jon Weisberg was forced to leave the band in 2005.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (72%) link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars link
Kerrang! 4/5 stars

The album has received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. Corey Apar of Allmusic awarded the album 3 and a half stars out of 5, saying, "Heroine not only reveals distinctly stronger and more confident vocals, but also finds the band placing a greater emphasis on more intricate song arrangements," and chose "The Latest Plague", "World War Me", and "Waltz Moore" as the album's track picks.[8] AbsolutePunk also gave a generally positive review, saying, "Gritty as hell, full of obscenities and soaring sing-along choruses, FFTL has successfully transformed their sound."[9] Drowned in Sound awarded the album 7 out of 10 stars, saying that "while the sublime irony and overblown satire of their debut was lost on some, the quartet have refused to make the same mistake with Heroine," and that "while vocalist Sonny Moore's lyrics still leave much to be desired, he still portrays a real sense of emotion with his vocal style."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Mothersound"   4:00
2. "The Latest Plague"   3:18
3. "... And We All Have a Hell"   3:22
4. "Afterbirth"   3:15
5. "World War Me"   3:10
6. "Shame Shame"   3:35
7. "The Crows Are Coming for Us"   4:55
8. "The Levy"   3:49
9. "Waves Goodbye"   4:22
10. "Waltz Moore"   4:08
11. "Heroine"   5:40
B-Sides
  1. "Save Us" - 4:42

Personnel[edit]

From First to Last
Additional musicians
Production

Heroine EPK (Making of the Album)[edit]

On YouTube:

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 25
U.S. Heatseekers 1
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 2
U.S. Internet Albums 25

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'". Billboard. 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  2. ^ "HITS Daily Double: Upcoming Releases". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  3. ^ US. "From First | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Skrillex | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Skrillex". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Skrillex (@Skrillex) op Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  7. ^ Crane, Matt (November 13, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Matt Good on the return of From First To Last and their new EP Kickstarter". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ Apar, Corey (2006-03-21). "Heroine - From First to Last : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  9. ^ "From First to Last - Heroine - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  10. ^ Rauf, Raziq (2006-04-05). "From First To Last - Heroine / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18.