Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

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Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
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Studio album by TV on the Radio
Released March 9, 2004
Recorded Headgear Studio, Brooklyn, August-September 2003
Genre Art rock
Length 47:04
Language English
Label Touch and Go, 4AD
Producer David Andrew Sitek
TV on the Radio chronology
Young Liars
(2003)
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
(2004)
Return to Cookie Mountain
(2006)
Singles from Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
  1. "Staring at the Sun"
    Released: June 28, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A[4]
NME 8/10[5]
The Observer 3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10[7]
Q 3/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice B[11]

Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is the 2004 debut album by the American art rock band, TV on the Radio. The album, recorded at Headgear Studio in Brooklyn, was awarded the Shortlist Music Prize for 2004. It was released on CD, 12" vinyl and MP3 download formats. The CD is enhanced with two different quality QuickTime video files of the "Dreams" music video. The 12" features two records with the extra song "You Could Be Love" and a different track order from the CD. The MP3 version includes two extra songs not available on the CD. "Staring at the Sun" has the intro edited from the original version on Young Liars, and is the same version used on the single and video.

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Wrong Way" – 4:38
  2. "Staring at the Sun" – 3:27
  3. "Dreams" – 5:09
  4. "King Eternal" – 4:28
  5. "Ambulance" – 4:55
  6. "Poppy" – 6:07
  7. "Don't Love You" – 5:31
  8. "Bomb Yourself" – 5:32
  9. "Wear You Out" – 7:22
  10. "You Could Be Love" (only available on the vinyl and MP3 versions)
  11. "Staring at the Sun (demo)" (only available on the MP3 version)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes by TV on the Radio". Metacritic. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes – TV on the Radio". AllMusic. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Wolk, Douglas (April 2004). "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Blender (25): 138. Archived from the original on November 18, 2004. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hermes, Will (March 19, 2004). "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". NME: 55. June 5, 2004. 
  6. ^ Boden, Sarah (May 23, 2004). "TV on the radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". The Observer. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Dahlen, Chris (March 7, 2004). "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Q (216): 124. July 2004. 
  9. ^ Caramanica, Jon (March 18, 2004). "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes : TV On The Radio". Rolling Stone (944). Archived from the original on February 22, 2005. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Uncut (86): 100. July 2004. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 14, 2004). "Consumer Guide: Inter-Century Freundschaft". The Village Voice. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  12. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (7 February 2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5. 

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