Drum's Not Dead

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Drum's Not Dead
Drum's Not Dead (Front Cover).png
Studio album by Liars
Released February 20, 2006
Recorded 2004
Studio Planet Roc, Berlin
Genre Experimental rock, noise rock, post-punk
Length 47:29
Label Mute
Producer Angus Andrew
Liars chronology
They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
(2004)They Were Wrong, So We Drowned2004
Drum's Not Dead
(2006)
Liars
(2007)Liars2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 5/5[3]
The A.V. Club B+[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Mojo 4/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
Pitchfork 9.0/10[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin B−[11]

Drum's Not Dead is the third album by experimental rock band Liars, released on February 20, 2006 through Mute Records. It was recorded at the Planet Roc recording studio in Berlin and produced by Angus Andrew. The album's sound is characterized by pounding drums, highly distorted guitar drones, and falsetto vocals. Upon initial release, the album featured a DVD with three different music videos for each song.

The album's title and several track names refer to two fictional characters—Drum and Mount Heart Attack—who, according to the band, each represent a state of being, à la yin and yang. Drum is assertive and productive, the spirit of creative confidence. With two drum kits integral to many of these percussive, propulsive, highly rhythmic convulsions, Drum came to be acknowledged as a fourth member of the band. Conversely, Mount Heart Attack is the reaction to Drum's action, the embodiment of stress and self-doubt. Both became key elements in the creative process.[12]

Pitchfork ranked the album number 6 on their list of the Top 50 albums of 2006.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Be Quiet Mt. Heart Attack!" – 3:28
  2. "Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack" – 4:31
  3. "A Visit from Drum" – 4:19
  4. "Drum Gets a Glimpse" – 4:14
  5. "It Fit When I Was a Kid" – 4:02
  6. "The Wrong Coat for You Mt. Heart Attack" – 3:59
  7. "Hold You, Drum" – 4:42
  8. "It's All Blooming Now Mt. Heart Attack" – 3:09
  9. "Drum and the Uncomfortable Can" – 4:55
  10. "You, Drum" – 1:15
  11. "To Hold You, Drum" – 4:04
  12. "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack" – 4:45
DVD
  1. "Drum's Not Bread"
  2. "The Helix Aspersa"
  3. "By Your Side"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Drum's Not Dead by Liars". Metacritic. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Drum's Not Dead – Liars". AllMusic. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Segal, Dave (May 2006). "The birth of a great new strain of tribal goth rock". Alternative Press (214): 178. Archived from the original on October 20, 2006. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ Battaglia, Andy (April 5, 2006). "Liars: Drum's Not Dead". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ Gunatilaka, Timothy (March 17, 2006). "Drum's Not Dead". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ Cooper, Leonie (February 17, 2006). "Liars, Drum's Not Dead". The Guardian. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Liars: Drum's Not Dead". Mojo (148): 106. March 2006. 
  8. ^ "Liars: Drum's Not Dead". NME: 35. February 18, 2006. 
  9. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (February 22, 2006). "Liars: Drum's Not Dead". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Liars: Drums Not Dead". Rolling Stone. May 26, 2006. Archived from the original on March 12, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Quick Cuts". Spin. 22 (3): 95. March 2006. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Drum's Not Dead". Mute Records. Archived from the original on April 5, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2006". Pitchfork. December 19, 2006. Retrieved December 19, 2006. 

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