Face the Truth (Stephen Malkmus album)

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Face the Truth
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Studio album by Stephen Malkmus
Released May 23, 2005
Recorded Summer 2004 – Spring 2005
Genre Rock
Length 43:29
Label Matador (U.S.)
Domino (UK)
Producer Stephen Malkmus
Stephen Malkmus chronology
Pig Lib
(2003)Pig Lib2003
Face the Truth
(2005)
Real Emotional Trash
(2008)Real Emotional Trash2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10) 5/24/2005
Robert Christgau (B+) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars 6/2/2005

Face the Truth is the third solo album from Stephen Malkmus, released on May 23, 2005 in the UK and May 24, 2005 in the US.

Although not formally credited as a Jicks record, much like the earlier self-titled record, each member of the band is featured on at least one track of the album, and "& The Jicks" is written on the back of the sleeve.

This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pencil Rot" – 4:08
  2. "It Kills" – 4:39
  3. "I've Hardly Been" – 2:56
  4. "Freeze the Saints" – 3:54
  5. "Loud Cloud Crowd" – 3:32
  6. "No More Shoes" – 8:00
  7. "Mama" – 3:11
  8. "Kindling for the Master" – 3:20
  9. "Post-Paint Boy" – 4:08
  10. "Baby C'mon" – 2:44
  11. "Malediction" – 2:50
Bonus tracks
  1. "Wow-Ass Jeans" - 3:13