Liars (Todd Rundgren album)

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Liars
Studio album by Todd Rundgren
Released April 6, 2004
Genre Pop rock
Rock
Length 1:13:28
Label Sanctuary
Producer Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren chronology
One Long Year
(2000)
Liars
(2004)
Arena
(2008)
Singles from Liars
  1. "Soul Brother"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (Not rated) [2]
Tiny Mix Tapes 2/5 stars [3]
PopMatters (Not rated)[4]

Liars is the eighteenth album from Todd Rundgren, released in 2004. After a long period of experimentation with multimedia technology and late 20th century musical genres, Rundgren seemed to once again embrace the eclectic pop sensibilities that made him famous, as on his most well-known album, Something/Anything?. As a result, the album received rave reviews, as many considered it a welcome return to form.

Lyrically, every song deals in some way with the issue of truth - focusing more on half-truths than outright lies. From the liner notes:

"All of these songs are about a paucity of truth. At first they may seem to be about other things, but that is just a reflection of how much dishonesty we have accepted in our daily lives. We are raised from birth to believe things that cannot be proven or that are plainly not true. People will often brag of their honesty, when there is so much they have simply chosen to ignore or leave unexamined.
The fact is, we are terrified of the truth."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Todd Rundgren

  1. "Truth" – 5:12
  2. "Sweet" – 5:51
  3. "Happy Anniversary" – 4:24
  4. "Soul Brother" – 4:14
  5. "Stood Up" – 4:42
  6. "Mammon" – 4:53
  7. "Future" – 6:04
  8. "Past" – 5:55
  9. "Wondering" – 5:11
  10. "Flaw" – 4:42
  11. "Afterlife" – 3:56
  12. "Living" – 5:37
  13. "God Said" – 7:40
  14. "Liar" – 5:07

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Liars (Todd Rundgren album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Fricke, David (5 August 2004). "Rolling Stone : Liars : Review". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 19 March 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  4. ^ Thompson, Jason (3 June 2004). "Todd Rundgren: Liars | PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 19 April 2013.