Everything All the Time

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Everything All the Time
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Studio album by Band of Horses
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded Avast Studios
Genre Indie rock
Length 36:06
Label Sub Pop
Producer Band of Horses, Phil Ek
Band of Horses chronology
Tour EP
(2005)
Everything All the Time
(2006)
Cease to Begin
(2007)

Everything All the Time is the debut album of indie rock band Band of Horses and was released on March 21, 2006 on Sub Pop Records. It features new versions of five of the six songs from the band's Tour EP, some with different titles. The album is the only one to feature original band members Mat Brooke, Chris Early and Tim Meinig.

History[edit]

Joe Arnone (with Barrett behind)

Everything All the Time features the band's original four-piece lineup, although both Tim Meinig and Sera Cahoone receive drumming credits.[1] Discussing the album's sound, band leader Ben Bridwell said, "I thought before recording that I really wanted an ELO-sounding record, with strings and keyboards and synths, but then, as we got closer to it, we wanted to take a more raw approach." Regarding its lyrics, he added, "A lot of these songs didn't really come from any lyric writing, let alone any singing ability. A lot of the ways the words are sung were meant to hide or mask what's being said. But there are definitely words. I wrote 'em down on paper and everything."[2]

The band performed the first single from the album, "The Funeral", on the Late Show with David Letterman.[3] By that time Brooke, Meinig and Early had all left the band and had been replaced by Joe Arnone (keyboards, guitar), Rob Hampton (guitar, bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums). "The Funeral" has been used extensively in film, TV, video games and advertisements.

The two tracks with lyrics written by Mat Brooke, "I Go to the Barn..." and "St. Augustine" feature co-lead vocals by Brooke and Bridwell although Brooke's vocals are much quieter than Bridwell's. A demo version of "I Go to the Barn..." titled "I'd Like to Think" was recorded by Brooke and Bridwell as Nov 16, a short lived project between Carissa's Wierd and Band of Horses. On the Nov 16 version, Bridwell's vocals are much quieter than Brooke's. Neither "I Go to the Barn..." nor "St. Augustine" were played live after Brooke's 2006 departure from the band until December 2012, when both songs reappeared in their live setlist.

The album was a minor hit in Scandinavia, appearing in the lower reaches of both the Swedish and Norwegian album charts.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
Blender 4/5 stars[7]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[8]
Entertainment Weekly B+[9]
NME 7/10[10]
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10[11]
PopMatters 6/10[12]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[13]
Uncut 4/5 stars[14]

The album was generally well received by critics. It has a score of 78 out of 100 from 24 critics on the website Metacritic.[5] Pitchfork Media placed Everything All the Time at number 109 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The First Song"   3:43
2. "Wicked Gil"   2:57
3. "Our Swords"   2:26
4. "The Funeral"   5:21
5. "Part One"   2:36
6. "The Great Salt Lake"   4:45
7. "Weed Party"   3:09
8. "I Go to the Barn Because I Like The"   3:06
9. "Monsters"   5:21
10. "St. Augustine"   2:41

All songs written by Band of Horses, lyrics by Bridwell, except 8 & 10 lyrics by Brooke.

Personnel[edit]

  • Ben Bridwell - Vocals, electric guitar (2,4,6,7), pedal steel (1,8,9), bass (3), piano (2)
  • Mat Brooke - Electric guitar (1,2,4,6,7,9), acoustic guitar (4-6,8-10), vocals (8,10), banjo (9), e-bow (4)
  • Chris Early - Bass guitar (1-9)
  • Tim Meinig - Drums (1,4,6,7)
  • Sera Cahoone - Drums (2,3,5)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums 25 [16]
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 31 [16]
UK Albums Chart 191 [17]
Norwegian Albums Chart 25 [4]
Swedish Albums Chart 58 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Everything All The Time, Credits Allmusic
  2. ^ Matt Ryan, Band Of Horses: Confidence Men Magnet - July 23, 2006
  3. ^ "The Funeral" live on the Late Show with David Letterman on YouTube - May 28, 2009
  4. ^ a b c Everything All the Time Ultratop entry - Ultratop
  5. ^ a b "Reviews for Everything All The Time by Band of Horses". Metacritic. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Everything All the Time – Band of Horses". Metacritic. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ Phillips, Amy (June 2006). "Band of Horses: Everything All the Time". Blender (48): 136. Archived from the original on June 28, 2006. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ link
  9. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (March 17, 2006). "Everything All the Time". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Band of Horses: Everything All the Time". NME: 41. April 22, 2006. 
  11. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (March 19, 2006). "Band of Horses: Everything All the Time". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ Sawdey, Evan (March 20, 2006). "Band Of Horses: Everything All the Time". PopMatters. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  13. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (March 13, 2006). "Band Of Horses: Everything All the Time". Slant Magazine. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Band of Horses: Everything All the Time". Uncut (108): 107. May 2006. 
  15. ^ The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151 Pitchfork - September 29, 2009
  16. ^ a b Everything All the Time > Charts & Awards Allmusic
  17. ^ "1994–2010 > Darren B – David Byrne" Chart Log UK (Zobbel)