Anchor Drops

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Anchor Drops
Umphrey's McGee-Anchor Drops.jpg
Studio album by Umphrey's McGee
Released June 29, 2004
Recorded August 11, 2003 - January, 2004 in Chicago, IL and Champaign, IL
Genre Progressive rock, Jam band
Length 64:42
Label SCI Fidelity
Umphrey's McGee chronology
Local Band Does OKlahoma
(2003)
Anchor Drops
(2004)
Safety In Numbers
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Anchor Drops is Umphrey's McGee's third studio album, released on June 29, 2004. It is the first studio album to feature drummer Kris Myers. For this album, the band mixed progressive rock with acoustic folk, jam band grooves, heavy metal and electronica. The album also contains a horn section (including Karl Denson) on the track "Wife Soup."

The cover is an overhead image of the city of Chicago. In the inner sleeve many close up shots of the city of Chicago are portrayed. On the cover, the word "Chicago" is written in maritime flags.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Plunger" (Jake Cinninger, Brendan Bayliss) – 5:59
  2. "Anchor Drops" (Bayliss) – 4:48
  3. "In the Kitchen" (Cinninger, Bayliss) – 3:58
  4. "Bullhead City" (Cinninger, Bayliss) – 4:32
    • Elliott Peck on vocals
  5. "Miss Tinkle's Overture" (Cinninger) – 5:37
  6. "Uncommon" (Mike Nolan, Bayliss) – 2:50
  7. "JaJunk pt.I" (Bayliss, Cinninger) – 3:19
  8. "13 Days" (Cinninger, Joel Cummins, Bayliss) – 4:28
  9. "JaJunk pt.II" (Bayliss, Cinninger) – 3:44
  10. "Walletsworth" (Cinninger, Bayliss) – 4:37
  11. "Robot World" (Ryan Stasik, Cinninger, Bayliss) – 5:00
  12. "Mulche's Odyssey" (Cinninger) – 4:56
  13. "Wife Soup" (Bayliss, Cinninger, Stasik, Cummins, Kris Myers) – 7:43
  14. "The Pequod" (Cinninger) – 2:55

Personnel[edit]

Graphic Design: Rob Heimbrock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Anchor Drops at AllMusic. Retrieved March 18, 2015.