Mirrored

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Mirrored
Studio album by Battles
Released May 14, 2007 (2007-05-14)
Recorded 2006
Genre Math rock, experimental rock
Length 51:52
Label Warp Records
Battles chronology
EP C/B EP
(2006)
Mirrored
(2007)
Tonto+
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound (9/10)[2]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[3]
NME (8/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (9.1/10)[5]
PopMatters (8/10)[6]
Robert Christgau B−[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[9]
Stylus Magazine (A)[10]

Mirrored is the full-length debut album by American experimental band Battles, released on May 14, 2007 in the United Kingdom, and on May 22, 2007 in the United States. This is the first time the band has incorporated prominent vocals as well as lyrics into their songs, as the previous EPs were completely instrumental (aside from beatboxing on the tracks "Dance" and "Fantasy" and wordless vocals on "B + T", "IPT-2" and "BTTLS"). The first single from the album, "Atlas", was released in the UK on April 2, 2007, and has been used in the PlayStation 3 game LittleBigPlanet, in the level "The Construction Site". It has also been used in the British television programmes Skins, Top Gear and Torchwood, as well as Honda for their European Civic Type R. Mirrored appeared on 2007 top album lists from several publications, including Time, NME, The Guardian, and Pitchfork.

Reception[edit]

Critical response to Mirrored was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 86, based on 31 reviews.[11] The single "Atlas" was #42 on online music magazine Pitchfork Media's Top 500 tracks of the 2000s list.[12] Pitchfork also placed Mirrored at number 105 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[13] In October 2011, NME placed "Atlas" at number 54 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Battles. 

No. Title Length
1. "Race : In"   4:50
2. "Atlas"   7:07
3. "Ddiamondd"   2:33
4. "Tonto"   7:43
5. "Leyendecker"   2:48
6. "Rainbow"   8:11
7. "Bad Trails"   5:18
8. "Prismism"   0:52
9. "Snare Hangar"   1:58
10. "Tij"   7:03
11. "Race : Out"   3:29

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