American Ghetto

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American Ghetto
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)
GenrePsychedelic rock
Electronic rock
LabelEqual Vision
Portugal. The Man chronology
The Satanic Satanist
American Ghetto
In the Mountain in the Cloud
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Alter the Press!4/5 stars[2]
positivexposure6/6 stars[3]
sputnikmusic4/5 stars[4]
The Tune(4.1/5)[5]

American Ghetto is the fifth studio album by the U.S indie rock band Portugal. The Man, released in March 2010 to coincide with the band's North American tour.[6] The CD version is limited to 15,000 copies.[7]

American Ghetto was created in just 10 days.[8] The album cover features a picture of lead singer John Gourley's dad's barn, coinciding with the hometown theme of the album. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the band said that "It's about places we used to go growing up – it's kind of a fun record in that way."[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by John Baldwin Gourley.

1."The Dead Dog"3:14
3."60 Years"4:13
4."All My People"3:12
5."1000 Years"2:52
6."Fantastic Pace"3:42
7."The Pushers Party"4:23
8."Do What We Do"3:27
9."Just a Fool"3:05
10."Some Men"3:31
11."When the War Ends"3:30


  • John Baldwin Gourley – vocals, guitar
  • Jason Sechrist – drums
  • Ryan Neighbors – keyboard, vocals
  • Zachary Scott Carothers – bass, vocals
  • Zoe Manville – vocals
  • Ian Shaw – backing vocals
  • Bella Nobu – roadie, kazoo

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States March 2, 2010 Digital download
May 11, 2010 CD, LP


  1. ^ "AllMusic review".
  2. ^ "Alter the Press! review".
  3. ^ "positivexposure review".
  4. ^ "sputnikmusic review".
  5. ^ "The Tune review".
  6. ^ Hall, Tara (January 20, 2010). "Portugal. The Man plot club course ahead of American Ghetto". LiveDaily. Archived from the original on January 23, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  7. ^ "American Ghetto". Equal Vision. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  8. ^ Kszystyniak, Andrea (July 13, 2011). "Album Stream: Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud". Paste. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  9. ^ "Portugal. The Man Unwind Back in Hometown". Rolling Stone. August 22, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2014.

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