Face the Truth (Stephen Malkmus album)

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Face the Truth
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 23, 2005
RecordedSummer 2004 – Spring 2005
GenreRock
Length43:29
LabelMatador (U.S.)
Domino (UK)
ProducerStephen Malkmus
Stephen Malkmus chronology
Pig Lib
(2003)
Face the Truth
(2005)
Real Emotional Trash
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
NME5/10[6]
Pitchfork8.7/10[7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
SpinB[9]
Uncut4/5 stars[10]
The Village VoiceB+[11]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Face The Truth by Stephen Malkmus". Metacritic. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Face the Truth – Stephen Malkmus". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth". Blender. No. 37. June 2005. p. 111.
  4. ^ Kot, Greg (May 30, 2005). "Face the Truth". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Sweeting, Adam (May 20, 2005). "Stephen Malkmus, Face the Truth". The Guardian. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth". NME. May 28, 2005. p. 64.
  7. ^ Ubl, Sam (May 24, 2005). "Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Face the Truth". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Sheffield, Rob (June 2, 2005). "Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Gross, Joe (June 2005). "Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth". Spin. Vol. 21 no. 6. pp. 104–05. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth". Uncut. No. 97. June 2005. p. 112.
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 27, 2005). "Consumer Guide: Sustenance Enough?". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 20, 2018.