Make Up the Breakdown

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Make Up the Breakdown
Studio album by Hot Hot Heat
Released October 8, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Art punk, indie rock, new wave
Length 32:00
Label Sub Pop
Producer Hot Hot Heat,
Jack Endino
Hot Hot Heat chronology
Knock Knock Knock
(2002)
Make Up the Breakdown
(2002)
Elevator
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blender 2/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10)[3]
Stylus Magazine A−[4]
Stylus Magazine (A)[5]

Make Up the Breakdown is the debut mass-produced album by Hot Hot Heat, following the release of the Knock Knock Knock EP. It was released on October 8, 2002. It was ranked the 20th best album of the year on Pitchfork Media's Top 50 Albums of 2002.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Naked in the City Again" – 3:13
  2. "No, Not Now" – 2:34
  3. "Get In or Get Out" – 2:52
  4. "Bandages" – 3:35
  5. "Oh, Goddamnit" – 2:31
  6. "Aveda" – 2:51
  7. "This Town" – 3:11
  8. "Talk to Me, Dance with Me" – 2:49
  9. "Save Us S.O.S." – 3:47
  10. "In Cairo" – 4:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Hot Hot Heat – producer
  • Craig Aaronson – A&R
  • Ed Brooks – mastering
  • Jack Endino – producer, engineer, mixing
  • John Goodmanson – mixing
  • Patrick Hawley
  • Tony Kiewel – A&R
  • Jesse LeDoux – design
  • Brian Tamborello – photography
  • Christopher Walla – engineer, mixing

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2003 Heatseekers 8
2003 The Billboard 200 146
2004 Top Heatseekers 3
2004 Top Independent Albums 5

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Bandages" Modern Rock Tracks 19
2003 "Talk to Me, Dance with Me" Modern Rock Tracks 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  2. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  3. ^ Mitchum, Rob (10 November 2002). "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Lindsay, Cam (1 September 2003). "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up The Breakdown". Stylus Magazine. 
  5. ^ Martin, Tyler (1 September 2003). "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up The Breakdown". Stylus Magazine. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2002". Pitchfork Media. 1 January 2003.