Personal Life (album)

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Personal Life
Studio album by The Thermals
Released September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
Recorded 2009/2010 at Jackpot!, Portland, Oregon
Genre Indie rock, punk rock
Length 32:12
Label Kill Rock Stars
Producer Chris Walla
The Thermals chronology
Now We Can See
Personal Life
Desperate Ground
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
The A.V. Club B link
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars link
Mixtape Muse 3.5/5 stars link
One Thirty BPM 84% link
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10 link
Spin 8/10 stars link

Personal Life is the fifth album from the Portland-based indie rock band The Thermals. The album was released on September 7, 2010, on Kill Rock Stars. It is the first to feature current drummer Westin Glass, who joined after the completion of 2009's Now We Can See.

As the album was recorded and mixed on analog tape, and mastered for vinyl without digital processes, the vinyl edition boasts a SPARS code of AAA.

The first single from the album to be released was "I Don't Believe You". The music video features former Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein and Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock.[1] "Never Listen to Me" and "Not Like Any Other Feeling" were the other singles.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Hutch Harris, all music composed by Kathy Foster/Hutch Harris/Westin Glass.

No. Title Length
1. "I'm Gonna Change Your Life"   2:59
2. "I Don't Believe You"   2:38
3. "Never Listen to Me"   4:30
4. "Not Like Any Other Feeling"   3:34
5. "Power Lies"   2:58
6. "Only for You"   4:17
7. "Alone, a Fool"   2:08
8. "Your Love Is So Strong"   3:00
9. "A Reflection"   2:37
10. "You Changed My Life"   3:25


  • Kathy Foster - bass, vocals, noise
  • Hutch Harris - guitar, vocals
  • Westin Glass - drums, vocals


  1. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (2010-08-20). "Video: Thermals: "I Don't Believe You"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-09-08.