Things We Lost in the Fire (album)

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Things We Lost in the Fire
Studio album by Low
Released January 22, 2001
Genre Indie rock, slowcore
Length 54:19
Label Kranky
Producer Steve Albini
Low chronology
Secret Name
Things We Lost in the Fire
In the Fishtank 7

Things We Lost in the Fire is a 2001 album by Low, their fifth full-length release.[citation needed] In 2006, the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sunflower" – 4:39
  2. "Whitetail" – 5:03
  3. "Dinosaur Act" – 4:13
  4. "Medicine Magazines" – 4:33
  5. "Laser Beam" – 2:54
  6. "July" – 5:35
  7. "Embrace" – 5:37
  8. "Whore" – 4:23
  9. "Kind of Girl" – 3:30
  10. "Like a Forest" – 2:27
  11. "Closer" – 5:06
  12. "Untitled" – 0:46
  13. "In Metal" – 4:19

Recording information[edit]

Engineered by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.[2]


Some overseas editions of the album contain the additional tracks "Overhead" and "Don't Carry It All", which were B-sides of the "Dinosaur Act" single, and were also published later on the 2004 box set of rarities, A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides and Rarities.[citation needed] These two tracks were also included on the vinyl LP release of the album. This is a three-sided album, with the fourth side containing the song lyrics etched into the vinyl.[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 87/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [4]
NME (9/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10) [6]
PopMatters [7]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Things We Lost in the Fire at number 117 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[8] The album has also garnered an 87 ("Universal Acclaim") on aggregate site Metacritic.