The Best Little Secrets Are Kept

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The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
Studio album by Louis XIV
Released March 21, 2005 (International)
March 22, 2005 (USA)
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock, Garage rock
Length 37:56
Label Atlantic
Producer Jason Hill
Louis XIV chronology
Illegal Tender
(2005)
The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
(2005)
Live At the Virgin Megastore, Sunset Strip EP
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
PopMatters (5/10) link
Pitchfork Media (1.2/10) [1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

The Best Little Secrets Are Kept is the second album by Louis XIV. It was released on March 21, 2005 (see 2005 in music) internationally and a day later in the United States. The album is named after a line from their song "Pledge of Allegiance"

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Louis XIV" (Hill/Karscig) – 3:05
  2. "Finding Out True Love Is Blind" (Hill/Karscig) – 4:14
  3. "Paper Doll" (Hill) – 3:25
  4. "God Killed the Queen" (Hill/Karscig) – 2:48
  5. "A Letter to Dominique" (Hill/Karscig) – 3:04
  6. "Illegal Tender" (Hill/Karscig/Maigaard) – 3:13
  7. "Pledge of Allegiance" (Hill) – 3:37
  8. "Hey Teacher" (Hill/Karscig) – 3:42
  9. "All the Little Pieces" (Hill/Karscig) – 4:51
  10. "Ball of Twine" (Hill) – 5:57
  11. "Every Which Way That I Can" (Japan only bonus track)
  12. "Love Stricken Felony" (Japan only bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Alex Albrecht – assistant engineer
  • James Edwards Armbrust – bass, group member
  • Sam Buffa – collage
  • Clayton Bullock – violin
  • Louis Caverly – violin
  • Smith Darby – photography
  • Robert Arthur Dodds – guitar
  • Jason Hill – bass, guitar, piano, vocals, producer, engineer, string arrangements, mixing, group member
  • John Hofstetter – artwork
  • Matt Hyde – mixing
  • Brian Karscig – bass, guitar, piano, vocals, string arrangements, group member
  • Mark Anders Maigaard – drums, group member
  • Phil Mucci – photography
  • Michelle Negele – viola
  • Frank Palumbo – trumpet
  • John Rubeli - A&R
  • Dave Schultz – mastering
  • Andrew Shulman – cello
  • Lindsey Troy – vocals

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 The Billboard 200 159
2005 Top Heatseekers 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2005 "Finding Out True Love Is Blind" Modern Rock Tracks 28