Exploding Head

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Exploding Head
Studio album by A Place to Bury Strangers
Released 6 October 2009
Recorded 2008 - 2009
Genre Noise rock
Post-punk revival
Length 43:02
Label Mute
Producer Andy Smith
A Place to Bury Strangers chronology
A Place to Bury Strangers
Exploding Head
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
AltSounds (93%) [1]
BBC (favourable) link
CHARTattack 4.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (9/10) link
Pitchfork Media (6.6/10) link
PopMatters (7/10) link
Rock Sound (9/10) [2]
Spin 3.5/5 stars link
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars link

Exploding Head is the second album from the noise rock band A Place to Bury Strangers. It is their first release on a major label and the first album for their new label Mute Records. "In Your Heart" was released as the first single and "Keep Slipping Away" was released as a single on Monday 7 December 2009 in the UK. The album was a critical success and received a metascore of 79 out of 100.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "It Is Nothing" 3:08
2. "In Your Heart" 3:10
3. "Lost Feeling" 5:13
4. "Deadbeat" 3:32
5. "Keep Slipping Away" 4:35
6. "Ego Death" 5:42
7. "Smile When You Smile" 4:51
8. "Everything Always Goes Wrong" 3:40
9. "Exploding Head" 3:33
10. "I Lived My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart" 5:38

Japan bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
11. "It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with a Place to Bury Strangers" 4:24
12. "Alive" 2:29
13. "Hit the Ground" 4:29
14. "Strictly Looks" 4:14
15. "You Still Love Me" 2:37
16. "Keep Slipping Away" (South Central Remix) 4:40