Robbers & Cowards

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Robbers & Cowards
Studio album by Cold War Kids
Released October 10, 2006 (2006-10-10)
Recorded August 2006
Genre Indie rock, blues rock
Length 52:52
Label Downtown, V2
Producer Kevin Augunas and Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids chronology
Up in Rags/With Our Wallets Full
(2006)
Robbers & Cowards
(2006)
We Used to Vacation
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+
The Guardian 3/5 stars[2]
IGN 8.6/10[3]
musicOMH.com 3/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 5.0/10[5]
PopMatters 7/10 discs[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]
Uncut 4/10[9]

Robbers & Cowards is the debut studio album by the American indie rock band Cold War Kids. It was released in 2006 on Downtown Records, and contains the single "Hang Me Up to Dry," which received airplay on both XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio in the USA, CJZN-FM in Victoria, BC, Canada, on BBC Radio 1 and XFM in the UK, and on Triple J in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Cold War Kids.

  1. "We Used to Vacation" – 4:14
  2. "Hang Me Up to Dry" – 3:38
  3. "Tell Me in the Morning" – 3:36
  4. "Hair Down" – 3:40
  5. "Passing the Hat" – 3:25
  6. "Saint John" – 3:26
  7. "Robbers" – 3:31
  8. "Hospital Beds" – 4:46
  9. "Pregnant" – 3:58
  10. "Red Wine, Success!" – 2:37
  11. "God, Make Up Your Mind" – 4:59
  12. "Rubidoux" – 11:02
    • includes hidden track "Sermon vs. the Gospel" – 3:40

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Robbers & Cowards liner notes.[10]

Band members
  • Nathan Willett - lead vocals, piano, guitar
  • Jonathan Bo Russell - guitar, piano, vocals
  • Matt Aveiro - drums, percussion
  • Matt Maust - bass
Production
  • Cold War Kids - producer
  • Kevin Augunas - producer
  • Kevin Augunas - engineer
  • Matt Wignall - engineer, producer (Tracks 2 & 8)
  • Dave Sardy - mixer
  • Ted Jensen - mastering
  • Matt Maust - artwork
  • Matt Wignall - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 69
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 35
US Billboard 200[13] 173
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[14] 4
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 15

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[16] October 10, 2006 CD Downtown
Australia[17] February 5, 2007 Digital download, CD V2
United Kingdom[18]
United States[19] May 12, 2007 Digital download Downtown
United Kingdom[20] March 3, 2014 Vinyl

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Robbers & Cowards – Cold War Kids". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Clarke, Betty (February 2, 2007). "CD: Cold War Kids, Robbers & Cowards (V2)". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Grischow, Chad (December 28, 2006). "Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards". IGN. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Crofton, Joe (February 5, 2007). "Cold War Kids – Robbers and Cowards (V2)". musicOMH.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc (October 19, 2006). "Cold War Kids: Robbers and Cowards". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Tacopino, Joe (October 30, 2006). "Cold War Kids: Robbers & Cowards Review". PopMatters. Archived from the original on November 30, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ Ringen, Jonathan (October 30, 2006). "Robbers & Cowards Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on December 19, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Weiss, Jeff (October 13, 2006). "Cold War Kids – Robbers and Cowards – Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Richards, Sam. "Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards". Uncut. IPC Media. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ Robbers & Cowards (liner notes). Cold War Kids. Downtown. 2006. 
  11. ^ "Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Cold War Kids | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Cold War Kids Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Cold War Kids.
  14. ^ "Cold War Kids Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Cold War Kids.
  15. ^ "Cold War Kids Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Cold War Kids.
  16. ^ "Amazon.com: Cold War Kids: Robbers & Cowards: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - Robbers & Cowards by Cold War Kids". iTunes (AU). Apple. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - Robbers & Cowards by Cold War Kids". iTunes (GB). Apple. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ "iTunes - Music - Robbers & Cowards by Cold War Kids". iTunes (US). Apple. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Robbers & Cowards [VINYL] by Cold War Kids". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved December 21, 2014.