Élan Vital (album)

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Élan Vital
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Studio album by Pretty Girls Make Graves
Released March 4, 2006 (Australia)
April 3, 2006 (Europe)
April 11, 2006 (US)
Recorded 2005
Genre Post-punk revival, indie pop
Length 42:03
Label Matador Records
Producer Colin Stewart
Pretty Girls Make Graves chronology
The New Romance
(2003)
Élan Vital
(2006)

Élan Vital is the third and final studio album by Pretty Girls Make Graves, released by Matador Records on March 4, 2006 in Australia and April 11, 2006 in the US. It is the first album with new keyboardist Leona Marrs.

The title is based on the philosophical idea, élan vital.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolutepunk.net (85%) link
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (6.4/10) link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Nocturnal House" – 4:04
  2. "Pyrite Pedestal" – 3:26
  3. "The Number" – 3:09
  4. "Parade" – 2:40
  5. "Domino" – 3:38
  6. "Interlude" – 1:18
  7. "The Magic Hour" – 3:16
  8. "Selling the Wind" – 3:54
  9. "Pearls on a Plate" – 3:46
  10. "Pictures of a Night Scene" – 2:52
  11. "Wildcat" – 3:11
  12. "Bullet Charm" – 6:43

Personnel[edit]