Engineers (Engineers album)

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Engineers
Engineers (album).jpg
Studio album by Engineers
Released 7 March 2005 (2005-03-07)
Recorded 2004
Genre Post-rock, dream pop, shoegazing, indie rock
Length 49:31
Label Echo
Producer Engineers (see credits)
Engineers chronology
Folly EP
(2004)
Engineers
(2005)
Three Fact Fader
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[3]
NME (9/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[5]
Playlouder (favourable)[6]
PopMatters (9/10)[7]
Q Magazine 4/5 stars[8]
Stylus (B+)[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes (4/5)[10]

Engineers is the debut studio album of the British shoegaze band Engineers. It was released on 7 March 2005 by the Echo label, and features the singles "Home," "Forgiveness," and "Come in Out of the Rain." The album was released to generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a generally favourable score of 81, based on 18 reviews.[11]

In 2010, the song "Home" became the theme song for the HBO TV series Big Love.[12]

Artwork[edit]

The artwork for releases by Engineers during this period feature paintings by British artist David Thorpe (through the Maureen Paley gallery):

  • Folly EP
    • front cover: Do What You Have to Do, 1998[13]
  • Engineers album
    • front cover: Pilgrims, 1999[14]
    • booklet: Untitled (Skyline), 1999[15]
  • "Forgiveness" single
    • front cover: Out from the Night, the Day Is Beautiful and We are Filled with Joy, 1999[16]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Engineers.

No. Title Length
1. "Home" 4:07
2. "Waved On" 5:21
3. "New Horizons" 4:54
4. "Forgiveness" 3:39
5. "Let's Just See" 4:20
6. "Come in Out of the Rain" 4:04
7. "Peter Street" 1:23
8. "Said and Done" 4:49
9. "Thrasher" 3:52
10. "How Do You Say Goodbye?" 5:19
11. "One in Seven" 7:45

Singles[edit]

  • "Forgiveness" (21 February 2005)
  • CD (ECSCD159)
    1. "Forgiveness"
    2. "Stake to Glory"
    3. "Cats of Justice"
  • 7" vinyl (ECS159)
    1. "Forgiveness"
    2. "Cats of Justice"
  • "Home" (13 June 2005)
  • Netherlands CD EP (113.0166.179)
    1. "Home"
    2. "Home" (Jagz Kooner Funhouse Remix)
    3. "Home" (Mogwai Wazzap Remix)
    4. "Home" (U-MYX enhanced section)
    5. "Home" (enhanced video)
    • Released as a digital download only in the UK. Originally planned for 7" (ECS166) and CD (ECSCD166). Was released in the Netherlands on Play It Again Sam.

Credits[edit]

  • All songs produced by Engineers, except:
    • "Home" produced by Engineers, with additional production by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby for Manna Productions.
    • "Forgiveness" produced by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby, with additional production by Engineers.
    • "Waved On" produced by Engineers and Tim Holmes.
  • All tracks mixed by David Bascombe, except:
    • "Home" and "Forgiveness" mixed by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby.
    • "New Horizons," "Peter Street," and "Thrasher" mixed by Engineers.
  • Art direction and design by Simon Earith for Blue Source; original artwork by David Thorpe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Austin Chronicle review
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Playlouder review
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ Q Magazine review
  9. ^ Stylus review
  10. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  11. ^ Engineers reviews at Metacritic.com
  12. ^ BIG LOVE – Engineers MySpace blog
  13. ^ David Thorpe – Do What You Have to Do – Saatchi Gallery
  14. ^ David Thorpe – Maureen Paley Gallery
  15. ^ David Thorpe – Ask Art
  16. ^ David Thorpe – Out from the Night – artnet.com