The Destruction of Small Ideas

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The Destruction of Small Ideas
Studio album by 65daysofstatic
Released April 30, 2007
Genre Post-rock
Length 62:16
Label Monotreme
65daysofstatic chronology
One Time for All Time
(2005)
The Destruction of Small Ideas
(2007)
We Were Exploding Anyway
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Drowned in Sound 6/10 stars[1]
entertainment.ie 2/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
Insiders' Guides 10/10 stars[4]
Playlouder 4/5 stars[5]
Rockmidgets 5/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine A−[8]

The Destruction of Small Ideas is the third studio album by 65daysofstatic. It was released on April 30, 2007 in the United Kingdom, May 1, 2007 in the United States on Monotreme, and April 23, 2007 in Japan on Zankyo.

"Don't Go Down to Sorrow" was the first single from the album, released in the UK on April 9, in the United States on April 17, and in Japan on March 23.

A double-gatefold vinyl version of the album was released on 12 November 2007, also through Monotreme Records.[1]

On its release the album's production was criticised by some reviewers [2], but the band have stated [3] that this was directly influenced by an article written by Nick Southall for Stylus Magazine.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When We Were Younger & Better" – 6:54
  2. "A Failsafe" – 4:28
  3. "Don't Go Down to Sorrow" – 6:55
  4. "Wax Futures" – 4:03
  5. "These Things You Can't Unlearn" – 6:27
  6. "Lyonesse" – 3:26
  7. "Music Is Music as Devices Are Kisses Is Everything" – 5:20
  8. "The Distant and Mechanised Glow of Eastern European Dance Parties" – 3:33
  9. "Little Victories" – 5:14
  10. "Primer" – 4:51
  11. "White Peak/Dark Peak" – 3:57
  12. "The Conspiracy of Seeds" (featuring Circle Takes the Square) – 7:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ross, Daniel (2007) "23161 65daysofstatic The Destruction Of Small Ideas", Drowned in Sound, 14 May 2007, retrieved 2 November 2009
  2. ^ Murphy, Lauren (2007) "65daysofstatic The Destruction of Small Ideas", entertainment.ie, 21 June 2007, retrieved 2 November 2009
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave (2007) "65 Days of Static, The Destruction of Small Ideas", The Guardian, 27 April 2007, retrieved 2 November 2009
  4. ^ Insiders Guides review
  5. ^ Playlouder review
  6. ^ Rockmidgets review
  7. ^ Powell, Zachary (2007) "65daysofstatic The Destruction of Small Ideas", Sputnikmusic, 6 June 2007, retrieved 2 November 2009
  8. ^ Southall, Nick (2007) "65daysofstatic The Destruction of Small Ideas Review", Stylus Magazine, 17 May 2007, retrieved 2 November 2009

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