Blue Record

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Blue Record
Baroness - Blue Record.jpg
Studio album by Baroness
Released October 13, 2009
Recorded The Track Studio
Genre Sludge metal, progressive metal
Length 44:30
Label Relapse
Producer John Congleton
Baroness chronology
Red Album
(2007)
Blue Record
(2009)
Yellow & Green
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC (favorable)[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[3]
Rock Sound (9/10)[4]
Imperiumi 7.50/10 stars[5]

Blue Record is the second studio album by the heavy metal band Baroness, released on October 13, 2009. It is considered the sister album to the previous album, Red Album. Blue Record debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart,[6] and was named Decibel's number 1 record of 2009.[7] In 2013, Blue Record was named the 20th Greatest Metal Album in History by LA Weekly.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Bullhead's Psalm"   1:20
2. "The Sweetest Curse"   4:31
3. "Jake Leg"   4:23
4. "Steel That Sleeps the Eye"   2:38
5. "Swollen and Halo"   6:35
6. "Ogeechee Hymnal"   2:36
7. "A Horse Called Golgotha"   5:21
8. "O'er Hell and Hide"   4:22
9. "War, Wisdom and Rhyme"   4:26
10. "Blackpowder Orchard"   1:01
11. "The Gnashing"   4:18
12. "Bullhead's Lament"   2:59

Personnel[edit]

  • John Dyer Baizley – vocals, guitar, piano, artwork
  • Allen Blickle – drums
  • Pete Adams – guitar, vocals
  • Summer Welch – bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freeman, Phil (October 13, 2009). "Blue Record - Baroness". Allmusic. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Gardner, Noel (October 19, 2009). "Music - Review of Baroness - Blue Record". BBC. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Currin, Grayson (November 3, 2009). "Baroness: Blue Record | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (October 14, 2009). "Baroness - Blue Album | Reviews | Rock Sound". Rock Sound. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Jukka Kolehmainen (2010-01-16). "Levyarviot: Baroness - Blue Record". Imperiumi. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Blue Record - Baroness (2009)". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  7. ^ "Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2009". Stereogum. November 24, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ "The 20 Greatest Metal Albums in History: The Complete List". Retrieved March 26, 2013.