Destroy Rock & Roll

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Destroy Rock & Roll
Destroy Rock and Roll-front cover.jpg
Studio album by Mylo
Released 24 May 2004
Genre EDM[1]
Length 55:01
Label Breastfed
BFCD001
Producer Myles MacInnes
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10[1]
PopMatters 8/10[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
URB 4/5 stars[9]

Destroy Rock & Roll is the first album by Scottish record producer and DJ Mylo (real name Myles MacInnes), released in 2004. The album was re-released in 2005, containing a new remix of "Drop the Pressure", called "Doctor Pressure" (Vs. Miami Sound Machine), which was also released as a single. It was named the 21st best album of the decade by Resident Advisor.[10]

Overview[edit]

The album has peaked at #26 on the UK Albums Chart.
The fold-out CD insert reads as follows:

  • All tracks written and produced by Myles MacInnes.
  • Additional engineering & mix by William Threlfall and Kevin Kennedy. Additional instrumentation on tracks 1, 2, 5-6, & 12 by John Clark, Kevin Kennedy & Linus Loves. Additional production on tracks 6, 8, & 12 by Kevin Kennedy. Additional instrumentation on track 5 by William Threlfall. Additional production on tracks 1-2 by William Threlfall and Kevin Kennedy. Guitar on track 1 by William Threlfall. Additional production & parts on track 11 by Anu Pillai (Freeform Five). Vocals on track 11 performed by Tamara Barnett Herrin. Anu Pillai and Tamara Barnett Herrin appear courtesy of Ultimate Delema Records.
  • Recorded in Scotland.
  • All tracks published by Breastfed Songs.

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Valley of the Dolls" – 3:26
  2. "Sunworshipper" – 3:26
  3. "Muscle Cars" – 3:39
  4. "Drop the Pressure" – 4:15
  5. "In My Arms" – 3:46
  6. "Guilty of Love" – 3:06
  7. "Paris Four Hundred" – 3:32
  8. "Destroy Rock & Roll" – 4:07
  9. "Rikki" – 3:18
  10. "Otto's Journey" – 3:58
  11. "Musclecar (Reform Reprise)" – 3:53
  12. "Zenophile" – 4:08
  13. "Need You Tonite" – 4:51
  14. "Emotion 98.6" – 5:36

Limited Edition bonus tracks:

  1. "Soft Rock" - 4:01
  2. "Doctor Pressure" (Dirty Radio Edit) - 3:24 (Using a sample of "Dr. Beat, by Miami Sound Machine featuring Gloria Estefan.)
  3. "Destroy Rock & Roll" (Tom Neville Clean Edit) - 4:43

The following singles have been released from the album thus far:

  • "Wolves of Miami/Muscle Cars"
  • "Destroy Rock & Roll"/"Sunworshipper" (April 2003)
  • "Paris Four Hundred EP"
  • "Muscle Car"
  • "Destroy Rock & Roll"
  • "Drop The Pressure" (October 2004)
  • "Valley Of The Dolls"
  • "In My Arms" (16 May 2005)
  • "Otto's Journey" released as limited edition magazine 7"

Song backgrounds[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Myles MacInnes – programming, producer, engineer, mixing, instrumentation
  • Kevin Kennedy – producer
  • Aldo Martin – producer
  • Phantom – art direction, design
  • Anu Pillai – producer
  • Dan Russell – vocals
  • William Threlfall – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Tom Urie – vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abebe, Nitsuh (14 February 2006). "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Destroy Rock & Roll by Mylo". Metacritic. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Destroy Rock & Roll – Mylo". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Endelman, Michael (6 February 2006). "Destroy Rock and Roll". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (28 May 2004). "Mylo, Destroy Rock and Roll". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/review/mylo_destroy_rock_roll/
  7. ^ "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll". Q (215): 105. June 2004. 
  8. ^ Walters, Barry (23 January 2006). "Destroy Rock and Roll : Mylo". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll". URB: 95. January–February 2006. 
  10. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 

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