Bows + Arrows

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Bows + Arrows
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Studio album by The Walkmen
Released February 2, 2004
Recorded April–October 2003
Genre Post-punk revival, indie rock
Length 42:45
Label Record Collection
Producer Dave Sardy
The Walkmen chronology
Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone
(2002)
Bows + Arrows
(2004)
A Hundred Miles Off
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Chicago Sun-Times 3/4 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A[4]
Mojo 3/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 9.2/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]

Bows + Arrows is the second album by The Walkmen, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). The album received a great deal of critical acclaim, appearing on several critics' year-end lists.

"Little House of Savages" and "What's in It for Me" were both included on hit FOX teen drama The O.C. "The Rat" was named Pitchfork Media's #6 single of the year. "The Rat" was selected for the playlist on the video game Major League Baseball 2K7.

"The Rat" was listed at #20 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s and at #13 on NME's top 100 songs of the 2000s.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Walkmen.

  1. "What's in It for Me" – 2:53
  2. "The Rat" – 4:27
  3. "No Christmas While I'm Talking" – 4:30
  4. "Little House of Savages" – 3:15
  5. "My Old Man" – 4:46
  6. "138th Street" – 3:02
  7. "The North Pole" – 3:48
  8. "Hang On, Siobhan" – 3:45
  9. "New Year's Eve" – 2:20
  10. "Thinking of a Dream I Had" – 4:33
  11. "Bows + Arrows" – 5:16

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "The Rat" (April 19, 2004)
    • US 7" vinyl: "The Rat" / "Clementine"
  • "Little House of Savages" (June 28, 2004)
    • UK CD1: "Little House of Savages" / "Fly into Mystery"
    • UK CD2: "Little House of Savages" / "Wake Up" / "Revenge Wears No Wristwatch" / "Little House of Savages" (enhanced video)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Bows & Arrows by The Walkmen". Metacritic. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Bows + Arrows – The Walkmen". AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (February 22, 2004). "The Walkmen, 'Bows and Arrows' (Record Collection)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved June 14, 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Browne, David (February 6, 2004). "Bows and Arrows". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Walkmen: Bows and Arrows". Mojo (126): 100. May 2004. 
  6. ^ Martin, Dan. "The Walkmen : Bows & Arrows". NME. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ Carr, Eric (February 5, 2004). "The Walkmen: Bows and Arrows". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Walkmen: Bows and Arrows". Q (214): 111. May 2004. 
  9. ^ Caramanica, Jon (February 19, 2004). "The Walkmen: Bows And Arrows". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 5, 2006. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Walkmen: Bows and Arrows". Uncut (84): 104. May 2004.