Alopecia (album)

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Alopecia
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Studio album by Why?
Released March 11, 2008 (2008-03-11)
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length 44:56
Label Anticon
Producer
Why? chronology
Rubber Traits EP
(2005)Rubber Traits EP2005
Alopecia
(2008)
Almost Live from Eli's Live Room
(2008)Almost Live from Eli's Live Room2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[3]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[4]
The Skinny 5/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[6]
Spin 7/10[7]
The Stranger 4/5 stars[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[9]
Variety favorable[10]
The Village Voice favorable[11]

Alopecia is the second studio album by American rock band Why?. It was released on March 11, 2008 by Anticon.

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Alopecia received an average score of 76% based on 21 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Glenn Howerton of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has given high praises to the band and this album in particular.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Vowels, Pt. 2" 4:04
2. "Good Friday" 3:50
3. "These Few Presidents" 3:04
4. "The Hollows" 3:55
5. "Song of the Sad Assassin" 4:13
6. "Gnashville" 3:49
7. "Fatalist Palmistry" 3:53
8. "The Fall of Mr. Fifths" 3:16
9. "Brook & Waxing" 2:35
10. "A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under" 2:29
11. "Twenty Eight" 0:44
12. "Simeon's Dilemma" 3:33
13. "By Torpedo or Crohn's" 4:04
14. "Exegesis" 1:37

Personnel[edit]

Additional performers include Doseone, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Nedelle Torrisi, Paul Flynn, Liz Hodson, Andrew McDiarmid, Deborah Ranker, and Jeremy Ylvisaker.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Heatseekers Albums[12] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alopecia - Why?". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Why? - Alopecia". AllMusic. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Diver, Mike (March 6, 2008). "Why? - Alopecia". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Crock, Jason (March 11, 2008). "WHY?: Alopecia". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kerr, Dave (March 6, 2008). "WHY? - Alopecia". The Skinny. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ McBee, Wilson (March 12, 2008). "Why?: Alopecia". Slant Magazine. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ Zimmerman, Shannon (April 15, 2008). "Why?, 'Alopecia' (Anticon)". Spin. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ Grandy, Eric (March 6, 2008). "Album Reviews". The Stranger. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ Canino, Jeffrey. "WHY? - Alopecia". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ Lewis, David (April 4, 2008). "Review: ‘WHY? – ‘Alopecia’’". Variety. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Gewolb, Matt (March 11, 2008). "Why?'s Alopecia". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Why? - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 

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