The Fine Art of Self Destruction

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The Fine Art of Self Destruction
Studio album by Jesse Malin
Released 2002 (UK) 2003 (U.S.)
Length 47:31
Label Artemis
Producer Ryan Adams
Jesse Malin chronology
The Fine Art of Self Destruction
(2002)
The Heat
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[2]
PopMatters favourable[3]

The Fine Art of Self Destruction is Jesse Malin's debut solo album. Released on December 24, 2002 in the UK and January 28, 2003 in the United States. It was produced by Ryan Adams (his album-production debut).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jesse Malin, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Queen of the Underworld"     3:43
2. "TKO"   Jesse Malin / Johnny Pisano 3:27
3. "Wendy"     3:27
4. "Downliner"     4:11
5. "Brooklyn"     4:35
6. "The Fine Art of Self Destruction"     3:55
7. "Riding on the Subway"     4:13
8. "High Lonesome"     4:06
9. "Solitaire"     4:19
10. "Almost Grown"   Jesse Malin / Joe McGinty 3:04
11. "Xmas"     3:37
12. "Cigarettes and Violets"     4:30
13. "Brooklyn" (Band Version)   4:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Jesse Malin – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Johnny Pisano - bass guitar, upright bass, background vocals
  • Paul Garisto - drums
  • Joe McGinty - piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer
  • Toby Dammit - percussion
  • Ryan Adams - electric guitars, background vocals, keyboards
  • Melissa Auf der Maur - background vocals
  • Richard Fortus - lead guitar on "Queen of the Underworld"
  • Esko - guitar on "TKO"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. Jesse Malin: The Fine Art of Self Destruction > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  2. ^ Sweeting, Adam (20 December 2002). "Album review Jesse Malin: The Fine Art of Self Destruction". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Begrand, Adrien (28 February 2003). "Album review Jesse Malin: The Fine Art of Self Destruction". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 March 2012.