The Wörld Is Yours

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The Wörld Is Yours
Studio album by Motörhead
Released 14 December 2010
Recorded February–July 2010 at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, California, Maple Studios, Santa Ana, California, Sage and Sound, Hollywood, California
Genre Heavy metal, rock 'n' roll
Length 39:15
Label Future PLC/Motörhead Music
Producer Cameron Webb
Motörhead chronology
Motörizer
(2008)
The Wörld Is Yours
(2010)
Aftershock
(2013)

The Wörld Is Yours is the twentieth album by British Rock band Motörhead, released on 14 December 2010 internationally and in the United States a month later. The album was produced by Cameron Webb,[1] and is dedicated to Ronnie James Dio, who had died of stomach cancer seven months earlier.

Release[edit]

The album was first released on 14 December 2010. This release was part of a special edition of Future PLC's Classic Rock magazine,[2] which featured interviews with the band and the band's history.[1]

The standard CD release of The Wörld Is Yours was released several weeks later on 17 January 2011, through Motörhead's own label, Motörhead Music, distributed by EMI Label Services.[2][3] The album would subsequently be released in North America on 8 February 2011.[4]

Two special editions of the album were also announced. The first featured the album bundled with a bonus live DVD featuring a performance from the 2006 Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and an exclusive t-shirt. The second version featured those contents along with a signed copy of the album on silver vinyl.[5]

Promotion[edit]

The band embarked on a world tour to promote the album. This included dates in the UK starting on 8 November 2010,[6] a 27 date headlining tour of North America from January to March 2011[7] and a 4-date Australian tour in late March.[8]

In addition, a single, "Get Back in Line" was released to promote the album. Subsequently a video for the track was released on 6 December 2010.[9]

As part of the effort to promote The Wörld Is Yours in the US, the band made appearances on Conan O'Brien's late night talk show Conan,[10] and the NBC late night show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,[11] playing "Get Back in Line" at both appearances.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[12]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[13]
Express.co.uk 3/5 stars[14]
Metal Hammer (6/7)[15]
Guardian.co.uk 3/5 stars[16]
Classic Rock 8/10 stars[17]

The album has received mainly positive reviews, with most reviewers citing the album as very similar to most of Motörhead's past works due to the band essentially following the same formula.

Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic reviewed the album positively and commented that it may be remembered as Motörhead's "ultimate 'rock & roll' album." Rivadavia cited "I Know How to Die" and "Outlaw" as the best tracks from the album.[13]

Express.co.uk summed up the album as being "every bit as noisy and scary as anything they’ve produced over their 35 years."[14] Dom Lawson of the UK magazine Classic Rock considers The World Is Yours "one of the finest of the lot" of 20 albums the band produced, praising the production skills of Cameron Webb and the band in "supreme form (...) as they blaze through some of their strongest material in years."[17]

On the other hand, Alexis Petridis of Guardian.co.uk said of the album that those who purchase the album will not do so "in the hope of being surprised or baffled."[16]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Motörhead.

No. Title Length
1. "Born to Lose"   4:01
2. "I Know How to Die"   3:19
3. "Get Back in Line"   3:35
4. "Devils in My Head"   4:21
5. "Rock 'n' Roll Music"   4:25
6. "Waiting for the Snake"   3:41
7. "Brotherhood of Man"   5:15
8. "Outlaw"   3:30
9. "I Know What You Need"   2:58
10. "Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye"   4:04
Total length:
39:15

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
German Albums Chart [18] 25
German Downloads Chart[19] 9
US Billboard 200[20] 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Motörhead: More New Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Future Reveals Classic Rock Presents – Motorhead". 3 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "The World is Classic Rock's, after Motorhead sign Future deal". 3 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "MOTÖRHEAD: 'The Wörld Is Yours' To Receive U.S. Release In February". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Motörhead: 'The Wörld Is Yours' Special-Edition Bundles Available For Pre-Order". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "MOTÖRHEAD Debuts Brand New Song At Tour Kick-Off". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "MOTÖRHEAD Announces North American Headlining Tour". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "MOTÖRHEAD: Australian Tour Announced". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "New Video: Motorhead - Get Back In Line". Metal CallOut. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  10. ^ "Motörhead Performs On TBS' 'Conan'; Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Motörhead: 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' Performance Available". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "The World Is Yours - Motorhead". Metacritic. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  13. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Motörhead: The Wörld Is Yours". Allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Gage, Simon, Review: Motorhead - The World is Yours (Motorhead Music), Express.co.uk, 2010-12-10, Retrieved on 2010-12-11
  15. ^ "Review zu: Motörhead - The Wörld Is Yours - METAL HAMMER". Metal-hammer.de. 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  16. ^ a b Petridis, Alexis (7 January 2011). "Motörhead: The Wörld Is Yours – review". The Guardian (London). 
  17. ^ a b Lawson, Dom (January 2011). "Motörhead - The World Is Yours". Classic Rock 153. London, UK: Future plc. p. 106. 
  18. ^ "Der "King of Pop" schnappt sich die Krone der Charts - media control". Media-control.de. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  19. ^ ""TRON: Legacy" erobert LP-Downloadcharts - media control" (in German). Media Control GfK International. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  20. ^ "Motörhead's 'The Wörld Is Yours' Cracks U.S. Top 100". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012.