The Great Depression (Blindside album)

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The Great Depression
Studio album by Blindside
Released August 2, 2005 (2005-08-02)
Genre Post-hardcore
Alternative rock
Length 53:28
Label DRT Entertainment
Producer Lasse Mårtén
Blindside chronology
About a Burning Fire
(2004)
The Great Depression
(2005)
The Black Rose EP
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Phantom Tollbooth 4.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 2.5/5 stars[2]

The Great Depression is the fifth album from post-hardcore band Blindside. It is their first album for DRT Entertainment. The album was largely influenced by a trip to Africa that their lead singer, Christian, had undertaken. He was very unsettled by his experience and the things he saw influenced the album immensely.[citation needed] The song "Yemkela" was written about a young African boy he met on his trip.[citation needed] The boy had HIV and had less than two months to live. However, in a recent interview, Christian Lindskog revealed that on a recent tour in South Africa, he had seen Yemkela (who Christian expected would be dead) at a show in Cape Town. To Christian's surprise, he was doing well and watched Blindside perform his song and sang along. This Performance was released on a documentary packaged with Blindside's 2011 album "With Shivering Hearts We Wait."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Great Depression" – 1:27
  2. "This Is a Heart Attack" – 3:10
  3. "Ask Me Now" – 3:34
  4. "We're All Going to Die" – 3:00
  5. "Yemkela" – 3:38
  6. "Put Back the Stars" – 3:57
  7. "Fell in Love with the Game" – 4:07
  8. "City Lights" – 3:13
  9. "We Are to Follow" – 4:02
  10. "You Must Be Bleeding Under Your Eyelids" – 4:56
  11. "My Alibi" – 4:33
  12. "Come to Rest (Hesychia)" – 4:29
  13. "This Time" – 4:47
  14. "When I Remember" – 4:27

Singles[edit]

  • "Fell in Love with the Game"
  • "When I Remember"

Guest musicians[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • "Fell in Love With the Game" contains the line "We wrestle in the mud and the blood and the beer," which references the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue."

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