This Side

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This Side
Studio album by Nickel Creek
Released August 13, 2002
Recorded unknown
Genre Progressive bluegrass
Length 49:58
Label Sugar Hill
Producer Alison Krauss
Nickel Creek chronology
Nickel Creek
(2000)
This Side
(2002)
Why Should the Fire Die?
(2005)
Singles from This Side
  1. "This Side"
  2. "Speak"
  3. "Smoothie Song"
Japanese cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard (positive)[2]
The Phantom Tollbooth 4.5/5 stars[3]
PopMatters (mixed)[4]

This Side is the Grammy-winning fourth album by the progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek, released on Sugar Hill in the summer of 2002. It gained some notoriety in indie rock circles due to the group's recording of a Pavement song, Spit on a Stranger. Alison Krauss acted as a producer for the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smoothie Song" (instrumental) (Chris Thile) – 3:20
  2. "Spit on a Stranger" (Stephen Malkmus) – 2:34
  3. "Speak" (Sean Watkins) – 4:01
  4. "Hanging by a Thread" (Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick) – 4:06
  5. "I Should've Known Better" (Carrie Newcomer) – 4:27
  6. "This Side" (Watkins) – 3:33
  7. "Green and Gray" (Thile) – 3:36
  8. "Seven Wonders" (Watkins, David Puckett) – 4:10
  9. "House Carpenter" (Traditional; version of "The Daemon Lover") – 5:30
  10. "Beauty and the Mess" (Thile, Luke Bulla) – 2:52
  11. "Sabra Girl" (Andy Irvine) – 4:04
  12. "Young" (Thile) – 3:29
  13. "Brand New Sidewalk" (Thile) – 4:16
  14. "Smoothie Song" (Live) (Japan bonus track)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Certification
U.S. Billboard 200[5][6] 18 Gold[7]
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[5][6] 2
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums[8] 1

Personnel[edit]

Nickel Creek[edit]

  • Chris Thile – Mandolin, Bouzouki, Guitar, Strings, Arranger, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
  • Sara Watkins – Fiddle, Ukulele, Guitar, Strings, Arranger, Vocals, Harmony Vocals
  • Sean Watkins – Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Harmony Vocals

Other musicians[edit]

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard review
  3. ^ The Phantom Tollbooth review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ a b c "Why Should the Fire Die – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved January 29, 2008.
  6. ^ a b Martens, Todd/Ellis, Michael. "Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1". Billboard. August 22, 2002. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
  7. ^ "Nickel Creek Certified Gold". CMT. September 11, 2003. Retrieved February 19, 2008.
  8. ^ Nickel Creek Artist Chart History at Billboard.com

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