The Artist in the Ambulance

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The Artist in the Ambulance
Studio album by Thrice
Released July 22, 2003
Recorded February 2003, Salad Days Studios; Drums at BearTracks Studios in Suffern, New York
Genre Emo, post-hardcore, alternative rock, melodic hardcore
Length 39:43
Label Island
Producer Brian McTernan
Thrice chronology
The Illusion of Safety
(2002)
The Artist in the Ambulance
(2003)
If We Could Only See Us Now
(2005)
Singles from The Artist in the Ambulance
  1. "All That's Left"
  2. "Under a Killing Moon"
  3. "Stare at the Sun"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]
IGN Music 9/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

The Artist In The Ambulance (released July 22, 2003) is Thrice's third album, but their first on a major label. The album peaked at #16 on The Billboard 200 charts.[citation needed] As with The Illusion of Safety, a portion of the sales of this CD were donated to a charitable cause. In this case, it was the Syrentha J. Savio Endowment.[citation needed] This foundation provides chemotherapy and other medication for those who cannot afford it.

The album's release date digipak packaging features individual cards that have lyrics, liner notes, an industrial-style photograph, and comments from the band members and the producer.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dustin Kensrue, all music composed by Thrice.

No. Title Length
1. "Cold Cash and Colder Hearts"   2:52
2. "Under a Killing Moon"   2:41
3. "All That's Left"   3:20
4. "Silhouette"   3:06
5. "Stare at the Sun"   3:23
6. "Paper Tigers"   3:59
7. "Hoods on Peregrine"   3:31
8. "The Melting Point of Wax"   3:29
9. "Blood Clots and Black Holes"   2:49
10. "The Artist in the Ambulance"   3:39
11. "The Abolition of Man"   2:46
12. "Don't Tell and We Won't Ask"   3:59
13. "Eclipse" (Japan & Vinyl bonus track) 3:21
14. "Motion Isn't Meaning" ((Japan bonus track)) 1:53
Total length:
39:43

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]