Lies for the Liars

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Lies for the Liars
Studio album by The Used
Released May 22, 2007 (2007-05-22)
(see release history)
Recorded Foxy Studios, LA, CA
Genre Emo, post-hardcore, alternative metal, alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 39:50
Label Reprise
Producer John Feldmann
The Used chronology
In Love and Death
(2004)
Lies for the Liars
(2007)
Shallow Believer
(2008)
The Used video chronology
Berth
(2007)
Lies for the Liars
(2007)
Artwork
(2009)
Special edition cover
Singles from Lies for the Liars
  1. "The Bird and the Worm"
    Released: March 20, 2007
  2. "Liar Liar (Burn in Hell)"
    Released: May 1, 2007
  3. "Pretty Handsome Awkward"
    Released: September 10, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (58/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (62%) [2]
AllMusic 3/5 stars [3]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars [4]
Blender 3/5 stars [5]
Entertainment Weekly B [6]
Hot Press (3/5) [7]
IGN (7.7/10) [8]
The New York Times (average) [9]
NME (4/10) [10]
Now 1/5 stars [1]
Spin (6/10) [11]
Stylus Magazine B− [12]
Twisted Ear 2/5 stars [13]
The Village Voice (unfavorable) [14]

Lies for the Liars is the third studio album by American alternative rock band The Used. It was released on May 22, 2007.

Information[edit]

While only eleven tracks are featured on the standard copy of Lies for the Liars, bonus tracks were released on certain versions. In total, the band recorded 19 songs, from about 40 that were written in preparation for the album. Those songs not featured on a version of the album were released as bonus tracks, on CD singles, and the Shallow Believer EP. This is the first album without Branden Steineckert as the drummer. He was kicked out of the band in August 2006. Dean Butterworth of Good Charlotte recorded the drums for the album. Dan Whitesides toured with the band and was later announced as the official new drummer.

The special edition version includes a bonus DVD, slightly different artwork, special casing, and a 24-page booklet packed with vibrant images of the band and Chadam. The special casing is fashioned to look like a book, with the pages within holding several photographs of the band and different fictional characters as well as the lyrics. The DVD has a 20-minute feature on the making of the album.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Used. 

No. Title Length
1. "The Ripper"   2:56
2. "Pretty Handsome Awkward"   3:33
3. "The Bird and the Worm"   3:46
4. "Earthquake"   3:29
5. "Hospital"   2:58
6. "Paralyzed"   3:14
7. "With Me Tonight"   3:06
8. "Wake the Dead"   4:14
9. "Find a Way"   3:23
10. "Liar Liar (Burn in Hell)"   2:57
11. "Smother Me" (with hidden track "Queso") 6:18
Total length:
39:50

Hidden track[edit]

"Queso" is a 29-second song that is about a quesadilla. Though it was first released on The Used's MySpace in late 2006, most fans talked about it on message boards and thought of it as a joke; it was not expected to actually be on the album.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[16] 5
Austrian Albums Chart[17] 48
Canadian Albums Chart[18] 3
German Albums Chart[19] 61
New Zealand Albums Chart[20] 38
UK Albums Chart[21] 39
US Billboard 200[22] 5

Release history[edit]

Use in popular media[edit]

"The Ripper"

"Pretty Handsome Awkward"

  • appears in the film and the soundtrack of the motion picture Transformers.

"The Bird and the Worm"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Lies For The Liars". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ Beringer, Drew (2007-05-22). "Used, The - Lies For The Liars - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  3. ^ Lies for the Liars at AllMusic
  4. ^ Pettigrew, Jason (2007-07-25). "The Used - Lies For The Liars". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  5. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  6. ^ Sinclair, Tom (2007-05-25). "Lies for the Liars Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  7. ^ Keane, Mark (2007-05-28). "Lies For The Liars". Hot Press. Retrieved 2013-09-15. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Thompson, Ed (2007-05-22). "The Used - Lies for the Liars". IGN. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  9. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2007-05-21). "New CDs (The Used: 'Lies for the Liars')". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  10. ^ Silver, Dan (2007-05-31). "Album Reviews - The Used (Lies For The Liars)". NME. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  11. ^ Kelley, Trevor (2007-05-25). "The Used, 'Lies for the Liars' (Reprise)". Spin. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  12. ^ Bradley, Jonathan (2007-06-15). "The Used - Lies for the Liars - Review". Stylus Magazine Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  13. ^ Twisted Ear review at the Wayback Machine (archived June 25, 2007)
  14. ^ Shinefield, Mordechai (2007-05-22). "The Used's Lies for the Liars". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  15. ^ The Used – Lies For The Liars (CD/DVD). SmartPunk.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-24.
  16. ^ "australian-charts – The Used – Lies for the Liars". australian-charts. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  17. ^ "The Used – Lies for the Liars – austrian-charts". austrian-charts. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  18. ^ "The Used – Chart History – Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  19. ^ "German Album Charts – Search for The Used". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  20. ^ "charts.org.nz – The Used – Lies for the Liars". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  21. ^ "Chart Log UK (1994–2008) U2 – Utopia". Zobbel. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  22. ^ "The Used – Charts History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 

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