Acceptance Speech (Dance Gavin Dance album)

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Acceptance Speech
Acceptance Speech - Dance Gavin Dance.jpg
Studio album by Dance Gavin Dance
Released October 8, 2013
Length 44:07
Label Rise
Producer Matt Malpass
Dance Gavin Dance chronology
Downtown Battle Mountain II
(2011)Downtown Battle Mountain II2011
Acceptance Speech
Instant Gratification
(2015)Instant Gratification2015
Singles from Acceptance Speech
  1. "The Robot with Human Hair Pt. 4"
    Released: July 19, 2013
  2. "Acceptance Speech"
    Released: September 16, 2013
  3. "Jesus H. Macy"
    Released: September 30, 2013
  4. "Strawberry Swisher Pt. 3"
    Released: October 31, 2013
  5. "Death of the Robot with Human Hair"
    Released: March 7, 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
Deadpress (8/10)[4]

Acceptance Speech is the fifth studio album by American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance, released on October 8, 2013. The album was streamed in its whole on October 1, 2013.[5]

This album marks the first appearances by co-lead vocalist Tilian Pearson, bass guitarist Tim Feerick, and guitarist Josh Benton, who left the band shortly after the album's release. This is also the first Dance Gavin Dance album to not have production handled by Kris Crummett.

A music video for "Strawberry Swisher, Pt. 3" was released October 31, 2013.[6]

A previously unreleased track from the Acceptance Speech recording sessions entitled "Pussy Vultures" was released September 19, 2014.


The Acceptance Speech cover art features a pen drawing by artist Mattias Adolfsson, who has also provided the artwork for all of the band's previous studio albums, and it bears a particular stylistic resemblance to the cover art of 2009's Happiness.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Jesus H. Macy" 3:25
2. "The Robot with Human Hair, Pt. 4" 3:33
3. "Acceptance Speech" 4:26
4. "Carve" 2:49
5. "Doom & Gloom" 3:41
6. "Strawberry Swisher, Pt. 3" 3:35
7. "Honey Revenge" 3:28
8. "Demo Team" 3:08
9. "Death of the Robot with Human Hair" 5:07
10. "The Jiggler" 4:55
11. "Turn Off the Lights, I'm Watching Back to the Future, Pt. 2" 6:00
Total length: 44:07
No. Title Length
12. "Pussy Vultures" 5:27
Total length: 49:34

Critical reception[edit]

The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics, with praise being directed towards certain aspects of the album. However, Tilian Pearson's vocals received lukewarm reviews, along with the unique mix of genres. Deadpress concluded their review by saying "what we have here is a refreshing DGD who’ve managed to maintain their identity regardless, and maybe we’ll also have a consistent line-up for the foreseeable future" and gave the album a rating of eight out of ten.[4]

Criticism was leveled against the production and lyrical content, as Adam Thomas from sputnikmusic went on to say "...but at the end of the day Mess' lyrical prowess is so far beyond hit or miss that it is just absurd." [2]


Dance Gavin Dance

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 42
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[8] 13
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[9] 6
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 7
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[11] 14


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