Teenager (The Thrills album)

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Teenager
Studio album by The Thrills
Released 22 July 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 40:55
Label Virgin Records
Producer Tony Hoffer
The Thrills chronology
Let's Bottle Bohemia
(2004)
Teenager
(2007)
Singles from Teenagers
  1. "Nothing Changes Around Here"
    Released: July 16, 2007
  2. "The Midnight Choir"
    Released: October 29, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 66% link
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link
BBC Positive link
Drowned in Sound 8/10 2007 link
Entertainment Weekly A-
NME 7/10 stars 2007 link
The Observer 2/5 stars 2007
Pitchfork Media 6.9/10 link
Planet Sound 8/10 stars
Uncut 4/5 stars 2007
Yahoo! Music UK 2.5/5 stars 2007 link

Teenager is the third album from Irish band The Thrills. It was released on July 22, 2007 in Ireland and three days later in Europe. The first single from the album was "Nothing Changes Around Here". The second release taken from the album was "The Midnight Choir" which was released as a download-only single. Teenager reached No. 48 on the UK Albums Chart.[1]

The album was demoed and written in Ireland, with the band recording and mixing the album in Vancouver and California.

The Thrills were dropped by EMI after the poor sales performance of Teenager.[2]

The cover photograph, Wild Horses, 1979, is by Joseph Szabo.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Midnight Choir" – 3:41
  2. "This Year" – 2:55
  3. "Nothing Changes Around Here" – 4:12
  4. "Restaurant" – 3:27
  5. "I Came All This Way" – 3:40
  6. "Long Forgotten Song" – 3:16
  7. "I'm So Sorry" – 2:52
  8. "No More Empty Words" – 3:23
  9. "Teenager" – 3:25
  10. "Should've Known Better" – 3:30
  11. "There's Joy to Be Found … The Boy Who Caught All the Breaks" – 6:34
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
  1. "The End of Innocence" – 3:24
  2. "Suzanne" – 3:07
  3. "One Horse Town" – 3:14

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Conor Deasy (Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar)
  • Daniel Ryan (Guitars, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Backing Vocals)
  • Pádraic McMahon (Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals)
  • Kevin Horan (Piano, Organs, Backing Vocals)
  • Ben Carrigan (Drums and Percussion)

Mixing and production[edit]

Tony Hoffer (who produced So Much for the City) produced and mixed the entire album except for Track 3, which was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Release history[edit]

Release Date Country
22 July 2007 Ireland, Germany
25 July 2007 United Kingdom
23 October 2007 United States of America

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Official UK Top 75 Albums
  2. ^ Lauria, Peter and Garrity, Brian (15 January 2008). Hands' Pink Slips, The New York Post, Retrieved on 2 July 2008.