They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top

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They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
Studio album by Liars
Released October 30, 2001
Recorded June 30, 2001-July 1, 2001
Genre Dance-punk
Post-punk revival
Length 51:32
Label United States Gern Blandsten
United Kingdom Blast First
Liars chronology
They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
(2001)
Fins to Make Us More Fish-Like
(2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (77/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10) link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[2]

They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top is the first album released by dance-punk band Liars in October of 2001. It was then released in 2002 by English label Blast First Records. It displays the band in its original line-up with singer Angus Andrew, guitarist Aaron Hemphill, bassist Pat Noecker (currently in These Are Powers), and drummer Ron Albertson. The album received attention at music sites Pitchfork Media and Allmusic, which cemented the band's place in recent American music.[3][4] The Yeah Yeah Yeahs covered the song "Mr. Your on Fire Mr." [sic], which was released as a B-side of their single "Pin".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Grown Men Don't Fall in the River, Just Like That" – 3:03
  2. "Mr. Your on Fire Mr."[4][5] – 2:27
  3. "Loose Nuts on the Veladrome" – 2:19
  4. "The Garden Was Crowded and Outside" – 2:44
  5. "Tumbling Walls Buried Me in the Debris With ESG" – 4:05 (vocal cover of an ESG song)
  6. "Nothing Is Ever Lost or Can Be Lost My Science Friend" – 3:03
  7. "We Live NE of Compton" – 3:01
  8. "Why Midnight Walked But Didn't Ring Her Bell" – 0:51
  9. "This Dust Makes That Mud" – 30:07

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