Destroyer's Rubies

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Destroyer's Rubies
Studio album by Destroyer
Released February 21, 2006
Genre Indie rock
Length 53:46
Label Merge
Producer John Collins, Dave Carswell
Destroyer chronology
Notorious Lightning & Other Works
Destroyer's Rubies
Trouble In Dreams

Destroyer's Rubies is the seventh studio album from Destroyer and the follow-up to the 2005 EP Notorious Lightning & Other Works.


The album peaked at #24 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers music chart, and made it to #30 on the magazine's Top Independent Albums chart.[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 88/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club A[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[3]
Rockfeedback (4/5)[4]
Stylus Magazine B+[5]

The album was highly acclaimed by many reviewers. Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Destroyer's Rubies at number 158 on their list of the top 200 albums of the 2000s.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Rubies"   9:25
2. "Your Blood"   4:14
3. "European Oils"   4:52
4. "Painter in Your Pocket"   4:09
5. "Looters' Follies"   7:25
6. "3000 Flowers"   3:46
7. "A Dangerous Woman Up to a Point"   6:01
8. "Priest's Knees"   3:06
9. "Watercolours into the Ocean"   4:43
10. "Sick Priest Learns to Last Forever"   5:53
Total length: