Like Rats

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Like Rats
Studio album by Mark Kozelek
Released February 19, 2013
Recorded April 16, 2011 - October 21, 2012; San Francisco
Genre Indie folk
Label Caldo Verde Records
Producer Mark Kozelek
Mark Kozelek chronology
Among the Leaves
(2012)
Like Rats
(2013)
Perils From The Sea
(2013)

Like Rats is a studio album by American singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek, released on February 19, 2013 on Caldo Verde Records. Self-produced by Kozelek, the album is a collection of acoustic cover songs.

The album was released on the same day as Kozelek's live album, Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne (2013).

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10[2]

Like Rats received acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 64, based on 6 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1] Pitchfork Media's Stephen Deusner gave the album a mostly positive review stating, "His previous covers albums have been fan favorites, presenting his melancholy takes on songs by AC/DC, John Denver, Low, and Stephen Sondheim, but this new collection may be his most varied and adventurous. The tracklist portrays a man with broad listening habits, who not only translates these songs into his own particular style but erases the distinctions between genres."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I" (Bad Brains)
  2. "Like Rats" (Godflesh)
  3. "Free-For-All" (Ted Nugent)
  4. "Young Girls" (Bruno Mars)
  5. "Right Back Where We Started From" (Maxine Nightingale)
  6. "Time Is Love" (Josh Turner)
  7. "Silly Girl" (The Descendents)
  8. "Onward" (Yes)
  9. "Carpet Crawlers" (Genesis)
  10. "13" (Danzig)
  11. "Green Hell" (The Misfits)
  12. "I Killed Mommy (Dayglo Abortions)
  13. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Mark Kozelek - producer
  • Aaron Prellwitz - recording
  • Nathan Winter - recording
  • Joshua Stoddard - recording
  • Gabe Shepard - recording

Artwork[edit]

  • Mark Kozelek - photography
  • Et Cetera - sleeve design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Critic Reviews for Like Rats. Metacritic. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Deusner, Stephen. Mark Kozelek: Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne/Like Rats. Pitchfork Media. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.