Attics to Eden

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Attics to Eden
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Studio album by Madina Lake
Released May 1, 2009
Genre Alternative rock, post-hardcore
Length 37:17
Label Roadrunner
Producer David Bendeth
Madina Lake chronology
From Them, Through Us, to You
(2007)
Attics to Eden
(2009)
World War III
(2011)
Singles from Attics to Eden
  1. "Never Take Us Alive"
    Released: February 2009
  2. "Let's Get Outta Here"
    Released: August 3, 2009
  3. "Welcome to Oblivion"
    Released: November 15, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[citation needed]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Q 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Rock Sound 8/10 stars[2]

Attics to Eden is the second studio album by American band Madina Lake. It was released on 1 May 2009 in Australia, 4 May in the UK and 5 May 2009 in the United States.[3][4] The track listing was announced in January 2009 by the British music magazine, Kerrang.[5]

Musically, it is much different from the band's debut album From Them, Through Us, to You. The booklet folds out to a map showing Madina Lake's fictional character, Adalia's, journey to Eden.

The album debuted and peaked at #44 on the UK Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Madina Lake.

No. Title Length
1. "Never Take Us Alive" 3:00
2. "Let's Get Outta Here" 2:59
3. "Legends" 3:00
4. "Criminals" 3:57
5. "Through the Pain" 3:27
6. "Never Walk Alone" 2:42
7. "Not for This World" 3:12
8. "Welcome to Oblivion" 3:03
9. "Silent Voices Kill" 2:53
10. "Statistics"" 3:02
11. "Friends & Lovers" 3:49
12. "Lila, the Divine Game" 2:20
Digital bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Never Take Us Alive (From the Attic mix)" (also a Play.com exclusive pre-order bonus) 3:28 [6]
14. "What's the Point" 2:33
15. "Scorched Earth" 3:03

Japan bonus track

No. Title Length
13. "Angel" 3:22 [7]

Personnel[edit]

  • Nathan Leone – lead vocals
  • Mateo Camargo – guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, backing vocals
  • Matthew Leone – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dan Torelli – drums, percussion

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Australia May 1, 2009
United Kingdom May 4, 2009
United States May 5, 2009

"Never Take Us Alive"[edit]

The first single "Never Take Us Alive" is available on iTunes as well as other digital music retailers. Frontman Nathan Leone explained to Kerrang! that "Never Take Us Alive" is about, "overcoming the negativity, ignoring it and continuing the pursuit of your own happiness."[8] The video was first aired on the online MySpaceTV, and has since found its way to YouTube. This song is included in the soundtrack of the game Colin McRae: Dirt 2.

"Welcome to Oblivion"[edit]

Their third single off the album is "Welcome to Oblivion", as announced in their blog on their website.[9] The video was shot the weekend of September 11, 2009 and has been released in the UK prior to being released in the United States.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Leahey. "Attics to Eden". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Madina Lake - ' Attics to Eden". Rock Sound. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  3. ^ Madina Lake's Attics to Eden
  4. ^ "Attics to Eden Release Date to May 5, 2009. | Madina Lake // World War III". Madinalake.com. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  5. ^ Madina Lake unveil tracklisting Archived April 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Buy Madina Lake - Attics To Eden online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!". Play.com. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  7. ^ "Madina Lake - Attics To Eden - Roadrunner Records 日本". Roadrunnerrecords.co.jp. 2009-04-15. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  8. ^ Never Take Us Alive Songfacts
  9. ^ "greetings townspeople | Madina Lake // World War III". Madinalake.com. 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  10. ^ "phase 2 of attics | Madina Lake // World War III". Madinalake.com. 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2012-01-14.