Let's Bottle Bohemia

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Let's Bottle Bohemia
Studio album by The Thrills
Released September 13, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Indie
Length 42:07
Label Virgin Records
Producer Dave Sardy
The Thrills chronology
So Much for the City
(2003)
Let's Bottle Bohemia
(2004)
Teenager
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Let's Bottle Bohemia is the second album by the Irish indie/rock band, The Thrills. It was produced and mixed by Dave Sardy. The album went platinum in Ireland in 2005,[4] debuting at #1. In the UK, the album debuted at #9 and remained in the charts for 4 weeks.[5]

In an interview in 2004, lead singer Conor Deasy described the band's upcoming second album:

I think [the new album's] great. I'm really excited about it. It's different from the first record. It's a step on, I think. A lot of bands, in the last few years, have released good first albums and haven't really stepped up to the challenge on the second one. [Our new album] doesn't really sound like a record people are making quite now. It's tougher, but it's also quite beautiful as well. It's a nice kind of mixture. It's a little more ambiguous as well.

—Conor Deasy[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" – 3:56
  2. "Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?" – 3:34
  3. "Faded Beauty Queens" (guest appearance by Peter Buck on mandolin & Van Dyke Parks on accordion) – 3:40
  4. "Saturday Night" – 2:31
  5. "Not for All the Love in the World" – 4:06
  6. "Our Wasted Lives" – 3:46
  7. "You Can't Fool Old Friends with Limousines" – 3:12
  8. "Found My Rosebud" – 4:19
  9. "The Curse of Comfort" (guest appearance by Peter Buck on guitar) – 3:01
  10. "The Irish Keep Gate-crashing" – 3:05 / "A City Of Long Nights" (hidden track) – 7:02 (both songs: Strings arranged and conducted by Van Dyke Parks)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Ltd. - http://www.fireballmedia.ie (1962-10-01). "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  5. ^ "The Thrills". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Interview: Conor Deasy of The Thrills". Livedaily.com. 2004-05-19. Retrieved 2012-03-25.