Friend and Foe

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Friend and Foe
Menomena - Friend or Foe - 2007.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 2007
Genre
Length47:43
LabelBarsuk
BARK60
Menomena chronology
Under an Hour
(2005)
Friend and Foe
(2007)
Mines
(2010)

Friend and Foe is the third release from the Portland, Oregon-based band Menomena. It was released January 23, 2007 by Barsuk Records. The cover art is designed by Craig Thompson, writer and illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel Blankets.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic link
The Austin Chronicle[6]
The A.V. ClubB+ link
No Ripcord8/10[7]
Paste[3]
Pitchfork8.5/10[2]
PopMatters5/10[8]
Prefix Magazine8/10[9]
Sputnikmusic4.0/5 link
Tiny Mix Tapes[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Menomena: (Justin Harris, Brent Knopf and Danny Seim).

  1. "Muscle'n Flo" – 4:20
  2. "The Pelican" – 3:38
  3. "Wet and Rusting" – 3:33
  4. "Air Aid" – 4:44
  5. "Weird" – 3:04
  6. "Rotten Hell" – 4:18
  7. "Running" – 1:52
  8. "My My" – 3:48
  9. "Boyscout'n" – 5:18
  10. "Evil Bee" – 4:45
  11. "Ghostship" – 2:28
  12. "West" – 5:51

Accolades[edit]

Songs[edit]

Publication Work List Rank Ref.
Pitchfork "The Pelican" The 100 Best Songs of 2007
91

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 9
US Billboard Top Independent Albums 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Derek (January 18, 2007). "Menomena - Friend and Foe - Review - Stylus Magazine". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Joe Tangari (January 18, 2007). "Menomena: Friend and Foe Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Brian Howe (January 23, 2007). "Menomena - Friend and Foe". Paste. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Menomena - Friend and Foe | Tiny Mix Tapes". tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  5. ^ "Critic Reviews for Friend and Foe | Metacritic". metacritic.com. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Stevens, Darcie (January 19, 2007). "Menomena: Friend and Foe Album Review - Music | The Austin Chronicle". austinchronicle.com. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Shulman, Alan (May 1, 2007). "Menomena: Friend and Foe | No Ripcord". noripcord.com. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  8. ^ Berquist, Josh (January 22, 2007). "Menomena: Friend and Foe | PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "Friend and Foe | Prefixmag.com". prefixmag.com. January 30, 2007. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  10. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2007 - Page 1 | Pitchfork Media". pitchfork.com. December 17, 2007. Retrieved June 5, 2021.

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