A Brief History of the Twentieth Century

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A Brief History of the Twentieth Century
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Compilation album by Gang of Four
Released December 1990
Recorded 1979-1983
Genre Post-punk, post-disco, new wave, dance-rock, college rock[1]
Length 76:20
Label Warner Bros.
Gang of Four chronology
Hard
(1983)
A Brief History of the Twentieth Century
(1990)
Mall
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

A Brief History of the Twentieth Century is the first compilation album by Gang of Four. It was released in December 1990.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "At Home He's a Tourist"   3:32
2. "Damaged Goods"   3:28
3. "Natural's Not in It"   3:06
4. "Not Great Men"   3:06
5. "Anthrax"   4:23
6. "Return the Gift"   3:06
7. "It's Her Factory"   3:09
8. "What We All Want [live]"   5:11
9. "Paralysed"   3:22
10. "A Hole in the Wallet"   3:24
11. "Cheeseburger"   4:07
12. "To Hell With Poverty!"   4:37
13. "Capital (It Fails Us Now)"   4:03
14. "Call Me Up"   3:36
15. "I Will Be a Good Boy"   3:10
16. "The History of the World"   4:39
17. "I Love a Man in Uniform"   4:07
18. "Is It Love"   4:34
19. "Woman Town"   4:30
20. "We Live as We Dream, Alone"   3:37

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. A Brief History of the Twentieth Century at AllMusic. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gang of Four". Robert Christgau.