The Tourniquet

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The Tourniquet
Studio album by Magnet
Released May 30, 2005 (Norway)
August 22, 2005 (UK)
August 31, 2005 (Japan)
February 14, 2006 (US)
Recorded Bolero Levende Lyd; Krabbe; Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Alternative rock
Length 40:36
Label Atlantic
Filter Recordings (US)
Producer Magnet, Jason Falkner, Jørgen Træen, Yngve Sætre
Magnet chronology
On Your Side
(2003)
The Tourniquet
(2005)
The Simple Life
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Gigwise.com 2/5 stars[2]
musicOMH (positive)[3]
Pitchfork Media (4.1/10)[4]
PopMatters (6/10)[5]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[6]

The Tourniquet is Magnet's third album, first released in Norway on May 30, 2005 where it debuted on the album chart at #2. The album is named after the drink "The Tourniquet," which Even sampled "in a Singapore airport bar, en route back from Los Angeles after recording there."[7] There were two singles released from the album: "Hold On" in August 2005, and "Fall at Your Feet" in December 2005. The song "Believe" was scheduled to be the third single but was canceled. The American edition of the album includes the song "This Bird Can Never Fly" as a bonus track. The song originally appeared as the B-side to "Fall at Your Feet."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hold On" – 5:00
  2. "Duracellia" – 4:01
  3. "The Pacemaker" – 5:06
  4. "Believe" – 3:37
  5. "All You Ask" – 4:07
  6. "Deadlock" – 4:04
  7. "Fall at Your Feet" – 3:27
  8. "Blow by Blow" – 3:59
  9. "Miss Her So" – 3:41
  10. "Jaws" – 3:34
US-only bonus track
  1. "This Bird Can Never Fly" – 3:16

Singles[edit]

  • "Hold On" (August 15, 2005)
  • "Fall at Your Feet" (December 5, 2005)

Norwegian reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Gigwise.com review
  3. ^ musicOMH review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Slant Magazine review
  7. ^ MIC Norway