Book of Bad Breaks

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Book of Bad Breaks
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Studio album by Thee More Shallows
Released April 24, 2007 (2007-04-24)
Genre Indie rock
Length 36:34
Label Anticon
Producer Odd Nosdam
Thee More Shallows chronology
Monkey vs. Shark
(2006)
Book of Bad Breaks
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[3]
Pitchfork Media 6.0/10[4]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine C[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[7]
XLR8R favorable[8]

Book of Bad Breaks is the third studio album by American indie rock band Thee More Shallows. It was released on Anticon on April 24, 2007.[1]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Book of Bad Breaks received an average score of 69% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Marisa Brown of AllMusic said: "There's a fair amount of experimentalism, with plenty of synthesized and effected sounds, songs breaking in and out of themselves from time to time, intermissions that lead into full pieces which then fade halfway through and become something else before returning to what they were originally."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "D. Shallow"   0:45
2. "Eagle Rock"   2:57
3. "Dutch Fist"   3:26
4. "Night at the Knight School"   3:23
5. "Int 1"   1:56
6. "Proud Turkeys"   3:40
7. "Int 2"   0:46
8. "Fly Paper"   3:41
9. "Int 3"   0:27
10. "Oh Yes, Another Mother"   3:10
11. "White Mask"   6:40
12. "Chrome Caps"   3:55
13. "Mo Deeper"   1:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Book Of Bad Breaks - Thee More Shallows". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Book of Bad Breaks - Thee More Shallows". AllMusic. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Dowling, Jordan (May 9, 2007). "Thee More Shallows - Book Of Bad Breaks". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ Tangari, Joe (April 27, 2007). "Thee More Shallows: The Book of Bad Breaks". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kerr, Dave (April 11, 2007). "Thee More Shallows - Book of Bad Breaks". The Skinny. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Orme, Mike (May 3, 2007). "Thee More Shallows - Book of Bad Breaks". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Chadwicked (May 3, 2007). "Thee More Shallows - Book of Bad Breaks". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ Ma, David (February 28, 2007). "Thee More Shallows: Book of Bad Breaks". XLR8R. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 

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