The Brutalist Bricks

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The Brutalist Bricks
Studio album by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Released March 9, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Art punk, punk rock, indie rock
Length 41:50
Label Matador
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists chronology
Living with the Living
(2007)
The Brutalist Bricks
(2010)
Singles from The Brutalist Bricks
  1. "Even Heroes Have to Die"
    Released: November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30)
  2. "The Mighty Sparrow"
    Released: February 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
  3. "Bottled in Cork"
    Released: June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)[1]

The Brutalist Bricks is the sixth album by the northeast American punk band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. It was released March 9, 2010[2] by Matador Records. It is the band's first album for Matador Records.[2]

The album received a nod from Exclaim! as the No. 3 Punk Album of 2010.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[5]
SPIN 3.5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[7]

All songs written by Ted Leo.

  1. "The Mighty Sparrow" - 2:37
  2. "Mourning in America" - 2:59
  3. "Ativan Eyes" - 4:22
  4. "Even Heroes Have to Die" - 3:46
  5. "The Stick" - 1:57
  6. "Bottled in Cork" - 3:18
  7. "Woke Up Near Chelsea" - 3:51
  8. "One Polaroid a Day" - 4:10
  9. "Where Was My Brain?" - 2:19
  10. "Bartolomeo and the Buzzing of Bees" - 3:21
  11. "Tuberculoids Arrive in Hop" - 2:26
  12. "Gimme the Wire" - 2:55
  13. "Last Days" - 3:47
  14. "Everything Gets Interrupted" (iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track) - 2:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Ted Leo - guitar/vocals
  • James Canty - guitar
  • Marty Key - bass
  • Chris Wilson - drums

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Billboard 200 114
US Independent Albums 11

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