Plague Park

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Plague Park
Studio album by Handsome Furs
Released May 22, 2007
Recorded December, 2006
Mount Zoomer: Montreal
Genre Indie rock
Length 36:31
Label Sub Pop
Handsome Furs chronology
Plague Park
(2007)
Face Control
(2009)

Plague Park is Handsome Furs' first full-length album. Handsome Furs is Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Atlas Strategic) and his wife, Alexei Perry.

The record is named after the park Ruttopuisto, situated in Helsinki, Finland.[1] Commonly referred to as "Plague Park", the park grounds sit atop a mass grave that contains the victims of the 1710 plague.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry

No. Title Length
1. "What We Had"   3:56
2. "Hearts of Iron"   3:35
3. "Handsome Furs Hate This City"   4:58
4. "Snakes on the Ladder"   4:30
5. "Cannot Get Started"   3:00
6. "Sing! Captain"   5:21
7. "Dead + Rural"   3:00
8. "Dumb Animals"   5:37
9. "In the Radio's Hot Sun"   2:34

Notes[edit]

Track nine is listed on Sub Pop's website as "The Radio's Hot Sun", but in the physical liner of the album, is listed as "In The Radio's Hot Sun".

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Plague Park:[3]

Handsome Furs[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Handsome Furs - Audio Engineer, Audio Production
  • H.F. - Engineer
  • Chad Jones - Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Help
  • Harris Newman - Mastering
  • Arlen Thompson - Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Engineer, Mixing, Producer

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (8/10) link
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10) link
Popmatters (6/10) link
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine (B) link
Robert Christgau (dud) link

Plague Park has received generally positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 72 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio Free Canuckistan, "Dan Boeckner Interview", December 12, 2007.
  2. ^ Historical Tour in the Centre of Helsinki, "The Old Church and the adjacent cemetery", helsinki.fi, retrieved January 8, 2008.
  3. ^ Plague Park - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011
  4. ^ Critic Reviews for Plague Park. Metacritic. Retrieved 28 June 2011

External links[edit]

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