Baby 81 (album)

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Baby 81
BRMC Baby 81.jpg
Studio album by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Released May 1, 2007 (U.S.)
April 30, 2007 (Europe)
April 27, 2007 (Germany)
Genre
Length 60:26
Label RCA, Island
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club chronology
Howl
(2005)Howl2005
Baby 81
(2007)
American X: Baby 81 Sessions EP
(2007)American X: Baby 81 Sessions EP2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
NME (7/10)[3]
Pitchfork Media (4.5/10)[4]
Spin 8/10 stars[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[6]

Baby 81 is the fourth studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It was released on April 30, 2007 in Europe and on May 1, 2007 in the U.S.. The album features a harder, more raw sound compared with their previous record Howl. It was also a studio comeback for drummer Nick Jago who was unable to participate during the recordings of Howl (other than the last track recorded during the sessions, 'Promise'). A DualDisc edition of the album was set to be released on May 1 in the U.S.; however, it has since been canceled.

The album debuted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 14,000 copies in its first week.[7]

The album title refers to Baby 81, a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

The track "Weapon Of Choice" is featured in the bonus setlist in Guitar Hero: World Tour, Driver: San Francisco, and as downloadable content for Rock Band. It is also featured in the racing game Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli. "Need Some Air" was featured in NASCAR 08. Tracks "Berlin" and "Weapon of Choice" was featured in Shaun White Snowboarding. A short film was created for the American X track and can be found on the American X EP and the Live DVD released from the Baby 81 Tour.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Took Out a Loan" 4:16
2. "Berlin" 3:11
3. "Weapon of Choice" 2:50
4. "Windows" 6:06
5. "Cold Wind" 4:18
6. "Not What You Wanted" 3:43
7. "666 Conducer" 4:01
8. "All You Do Is Talk" 5:42
9. "Lien on Your Dreams" 4:36
10. "Need Some Air" 4:04
11. "Killing the Light" 3:55
12. "American X" 9:11
13. "Am I Only" 4:26

Singles[edit]

  • Weapon Of Choice (April 16, 2007)
    • b/w "666 Conducer" / "The Show's About To Begin" / "666 Conducer" (Acoustic)
  • Berlin (July 30, 2007)
    • b/w "Vision" / "20 Hours" / "Weapon Of Choice" (Alternate Video)
  • See also: American X: Baby 81 Sessions EP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baby 81 by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Baby 81 > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ Miller, Alex (April 30, 2007). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Baby 81". NME. 
  4. ^ Harvey, Eric (May 3, 2007). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Baby 81". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ Gross, Jason. "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: 'Baby 81'". Spin. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Holmes, Filmore Mescalito. "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Baby 81". Tiny Mix Tapes. Archived from the original on 2007-05-21. 
  7. ^ Katie Hasty, "Ne-Yo Scores Second No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week", Billboard.com, May 9, 2007.
  8. ^ See track notes for both releases