In Love and Death

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In Love and Death
Studio album by The Used
Released September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28)
(see release history)
Recorded Foxy Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative rock, alternative metal, pop punk, emo, screamo
Length 41:44
Label Reprise
Producer John Feldmann
The Used chronology
Maybe Memories
(2003)
In Love and Death
(2004)
Berth
(2007)
Singles from In Love and Death
  1. "Take It Away"
    Released: August 26, 2004
  2. "All That I've Got"
    Released: December 7, 2004
  3. "I Caught Fire"
    Released: February 13, 2005
  4. "Under Pressure"
    Released: April 12, 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (64/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars [3]
Billboard (positive) [4]
Blender 4/5 stars [5]
Drowned in Sound (8/10) [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [6]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [7]
The Metal Forge 7/10 stars [8]
NME (4/10) [1]
Q 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (dud) [9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [10]

In Love and Death is the second studio album by American alternative rock band The Used. It was released on September 28, 2004 and has since been certified gold in America.[11] It is their most well received and successful album to date.[1] This was the first album for which Alex Pardee did the artwork, and he has done all artwork for The Used since, excluding 2009's Artwork. The title and music reference a number of tragic events that surrounded vocalist Bert McCracken during the album's production, notably the death of his pregnant girlfriend.

"In Love and Death" is the final studio album to feature drummer Branden Steineckert.

In Love and Death was mastered using HDCD technology. Although it is unmarked, playing the album in a CD player able to decode HDCD will give superior sound quality.

Re-Release[edit]

The album was re-released on May 3, 2005 with the addition of a bonus track, a cover of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure", in which they collaborated with My Chemical Romance.

Reception[edit]

The album has been generally well received by critics. Billboard said that it "continues to straddle the line between street credibility and mainstream success". The Guardian gave it 3 out of 5 stars, saying "Songs of self-abuse and suicide - and those are the sunnier moments - are wrapped in wailing riffs, big choruses and fiddly guitar solos." The album has been unanimously acclaimed by the fanbase. The album, along with The Used, are considered to be the band's strongest work.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Quinn Allman, Bert McCracken, Jeph Howard and Branden Steineckert, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Take It Away"   3:38
2. "I Caught Fire"   3:25
3. "Let It Bleed"   3:11
4. "All That I've Got"   3:59
5. "Cut Up Angels"   3:47
6. "Listening"   2:46
7. "Yesterday's Feelings"   2:48
8. "Light with a Sharpened Edge"   3:30
9. "Sound Effects and Overdramatics"   3:29
10. "Hard to Say"   3:30
11. "Lunacy Fringe"   3:41
12. "I'm a Fake"   4:06
Total length:
41:44

Instrumental version[edit]

In August 2009, an instrumental version of the album was released on digital music stores.

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Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

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