Rise Above (Dirty Projectors album)

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Rise Above
Studio album by Dirty Projectors
Released September 11, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:41
Label Dead Oceans
Producer Dave Longstreth, Chris Taylor
Dirty Projectors chronology
New Attitude EP
(2006)
Rise Above
(2007)
Bitte Orca
(2009)

Rise Above is an album by indie rock band Dirty Projectors, released on September 11, 2007. The album is an attempt by band leader Dave Longstreth to remember and reinterpret the entire Black Flag album Damaged after not hearing it for almost 15 years.[1][2] The album features Longstreth on guitar and vocals, Amber Coffman on vocals and guitar, Brian McOmber on drums, Nat Baldwin on bass, and Susanna Waiche on vocals.[1] Angel Deradoorian would join the band shortly before the Rise Above tour, taking the position of bass and vocals.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What I See" - 3:27
  2. "No More" - 3:48
  3. "Depression" - 2:48
  4. "Six Pack" - 3:05
  5. "Thirsty and Miserable" - 5:55
  6. "Police Story" - 4:23
  7. "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" - 4:50
  8. "Spray Paint (The Walls)" - 3:38
  9. "Room 13" - 4:47
  10. "Rise Above" - 5:03
  11. Untitled (bonus track) - 1:14

Vinyl edition[edit]

Side one

  1. "What I See" - 3:27
  2. "No More" - 3:48
  3. "Depression" - 2:48
  4. "Six Pack" - 3:05
  5. "Thirsty and Miserable" - 5:55
  6. Untitled (bonus track) - 1:14

Side two

  1. "Police Story" - 4:23
  2. "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" - 4:50
  3. "Spray Paint (The Walls)" - 3:38
  4. "Room 13" - 4:47
  5. "Rise Above" - 5:03

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[4]
Rockfeedback 5/5 stars[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[6]
Dusted Magazine (Favorable)[7]
The Onion A.V. Club B+[8]
PopMatters (8/10)[9]
Sputnik Music 3.5/5 stars[10]

The record was generally well received by critics, maintaining a 78% positive rating at MetaCritic.[11] The album received particularly high ratings from The Onion AV Club and Tiny Mix Tapes. AllMusic called the album "a brave and ultimately successful experiment."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dirty Projectors: Rise Above | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Daytrotter: The source for new music from the best emerging bands". Daytrotter.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  3. ^ a b Deming, Mark (2007-09-11). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review Retrieved 2013-09-26
  5. ^ Rockfeedback review[dead link]
  6. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review[dead link]
  7. ^ "Dusted Magazine review". Dustedmagazine.com. 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  8. ^ Battaglia, Andy (2007-09-11). "The Onion A.V. Club review". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  9. ^ Dorr, Nate. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  10. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/14639/Dirty-Projectors-Rise-Above/
  11. ^ "Rise Above Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 

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