No Name No Color

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No Name No Color
Studio album by Middle Class Rut
Released October, 4th 2010
Genre Alternative Rock
Indie Rock
Length 53:32
65:20 (Deluxe Edition)
Language English
Label Bright Antenna
Producer Self-Produced
Middle Class Rut chronology
25 Years No Name No Color Hurricane

No Name No Color is the debut LP by Middle Class Rut, released October 4, 2010 under exclusive Worldwide license to Bright Antenna.[1] The album was made available as a Digital Download, CD and Limited Edition 12" Double Record.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[5]
MusicOMH 2/5 stars[6]
Premier Guitar 3.5/5 stars[7]
Rock Sound 7/10[8]
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[9]

No Name No Color has received generally positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 76 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[3]

On March 5, 2011, No Name No Color reached #22 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Busy Bein' Born - 4:47
  2. USA - 3:33
  3. New Low - 4:16
  4. Lifelong Dayshift - 4:27
  5. One Debt Away - 3:22
  6. Are You On Your Way - 6:22
  7. Alive or Dead - 4:48
  8. I Guess You Could Say - 4:19
  9. Sad to Know - 4:08
  10. Dead End - 4:29
  11. Thought I Was - 4:38
  12. Cornbred - 4:24

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

  1. Critical Emotional - 3:46
  2. Free Lot - 4:24
  3. New Low (Music Video) - 4:38

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.
US
Main.
US
Rock
2010 "New Low" 6 38 12 No Name No Color
2011 "Busy Bein' Born" 26 47
2012 "Are You on Your Way" 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ iTunes link with Release Date
  2. ^ Double Vinyl Pre-Order @ ShopRadioCast
  3. ^ a b "Metacritic page for No Name No Color". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "No Name No Color - Middle Class Rut". AllMusic. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ Brown, Michael. "Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ McDaniel, Joe. "Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color". MusicOMH. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ Hammond, Shawn. "CD Review: Middle Class Rut - "No Name No Color"". Premier Guitar. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ Newbound, Tim. "Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color". Rock Sound. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  9. ^ Llewellyn, Siân (January 2011). "Middle Class Rut - Non Name No Color". Classic Rock 153. London, UK: Future plc. p. 107. 
  10. ^ No Name No Color entry at Billboard Music