When Broken Is Easily Fixed

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When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Studio album by Silverstein
Released May 20, 2003
September 14, 2004 (re-release)
Recorded January – February 2003
Genre Post-hardcore, emo[1]
Length 37:19
Label Victory
Producer Justin Koop
Silverstein chronology
When the Shadows Beam
(2002)
When Broken Is Easily Fixed
(2003)
Discovering the Waterfront
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
AversionOnline.Com 7/10 stars [3]

When Broken Is Easily Fixed is the debut full-length studio album by Canadian rock band Silverstein, released in 2003 under the label Victory Records. Other than the standard release, Victory issued a limited run of 500 unnumbered blue colored vinyl/black and gold artwork editions of the album the year it was initially released.

Music videos[edit]

Two singles were released; "Smashed into Pieces", followed by "Giving Up", both with music videos.

The "Smashed into Pieces" music video featured the whole band dressed in black pants and white shirts, with red ties, however singer Shane Told is wearing the opposite; red shirt and white tie. The video begins pixelated, but then slowly becomes clear to show a completely white room, with the instruments set up around the room. The song begins playing, as the band members walk in, pick up their instruments, and start playing with the song. In the final minute of the song, oil splashes across the members of the band, but they keep on playing, until the entire scene is covered in oil. However soon after, the oil flies off and they go on to finish the song clean. When the song finishes playing, they walk out in reverse.

The "Giving Up" music video follows a depressed man, who is remembering times spent with an ex-girlfriend. These scenes are entwined with shots of the band playing, which are mostly shot using fisheye lens.

The first single from the album (as well as being the band's first single ever), "Smashed into Pieces" was re-recorded by the band in 2013 and released on May 20 to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and performed by Silverstein, with specific writers for each track.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Smashed into Pieces"   Shane Told 3:44
2. "Red Light Pledge"   Told 3:51
3. "Giving Up"   Told 4:12
4. "November"   Neil Boshart, Josh Bradford, Told 4:15
5. "Last Days of Summer"   Boshart, Told 4:30
6. "Bleeds No More"   Told 3:16
7. "Hear Me Out"   Boshart, Bradford, Told 3:50
8. "The Weak and the Wounded"   Boshart, Told 3:15
9. "Wish I Could Forget You"   Bradford, Paul Koehler, Richard McWalter 3:26
10. "When Broken Is Easily Fixed" (featuring Kyle Bishop of The Black Maria) Boshart, Bradford, Told 4:20
Total length:
37:19

Personnel[edit]

Silverstein
Additional personnel & production

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums[4] 48
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums[4] 45

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