Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will

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Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will
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Studio album by Mogwai
Released 14 February 2011 (2011-02-14)
Studio
Genre Post-rock
Length 53:08
Label Rock Action
Producer
Mogwai chronology
Special Moves
(2010)
Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will
(2011)
A Wrenched Virile Lore
(2012)

Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will is the seventh studio album by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai. It was released in the United Kingdom and Europe on 14 February 2011 by Rock Action Records, and in the United States on 15 February 2011 by Sub Pop.[1][2]

In October 2011, it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA), which indicated sales in excess of 20,000 copies throughout Europe.[3]

The album's cover art is a photo of New York City as seen from the Hudson River.[4] The inspiration for the closing track's title, "You're Lionel Richie", comes from what a hungover Stuart Braithwaite said when he ran into the singer at an airport.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]
Drowned in Sound8/10[8]
NME8/10[9]
Pitchfork6.6/10[10]
PopMatters6/10[11]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[13]
Spin7/10[14]

Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will received mostly positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 34 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mogwai, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."White Noise"5:04
2."Mexican Grand Prix" (writers: Mogwai, Luke Sutherland)5:18
3."Rano Pano"5:15
4."Death Rays"6:01
5."San Pedro"3:27
6."Letters to the Metro"4:41
7."George Square Thatcher Death Party"4:00
8."How to Be a Werewolf"6:23
9."Too Raging to Cheers"4:30
10."You're Lionel Richie"8:29
Total length:53:08

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will.[17]

Mogwai

Additional personnel

  • Kate Braithwaite – additional voices
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Antony Crook – photography
  • DLT – design
  • Andrew Lazonby – additional voices
  • Domenico Loiacano – additional voices
  • Niall McMenamin – additional recording, mixing assistance
  • Paul Savage – mixing, production, recording
  • Kim Supajirawatananon – additional voices
  • Luke Sutherland – additional guitar (tracks 1, 3); violin (tracks 1, 2, 9); human singing (track 2)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 78
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[19] 49
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 39
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[22] 83
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 46
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[24] 27
Irish Albums (IRMA)[25] 25
Irish Independent Albums (IRMA)[26] 3
Scottish Albums (OCC)[27] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 57
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 45
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 25
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[31] 4
US Billboard 200[32] 97
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[33] 14
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[34] 15
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[35] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". Mogwai.co.uk. 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (27 October 2010). "Mogwai Announce New Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "As Adele hits thirteen times platinum across Europe, over 60 artists pick up IMPALA Sales Awards, including Manel, Bon Iver, Miossec, dEUS, Agnes Obel and The Horrors". Independent Music Companies Association. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2018. 
  4. ^ Stribley, Robert (12 April 2011). "Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will". Skyscraper. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Fortunato, John (20 April 2011). "Interview with Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai: Turning Away From The Light". The Aquarian Weekly. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – Mogwai". Metacritic. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Heather Phares. "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will – Mogwai". AllMusic. 
  8. ^ "DIS review". 
  9. ^ Jamie Crossan. "NME review". NME. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Andrew Gaerig. "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "PopMatters review". 
  12. ^ Rob Sheffield. "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  13. ^ Matthew Cole. "Slant review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  14. ^ Josh Modell. "Spin review". Spin. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will [Limited Edition]: Mogwai". CDJapan. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
  16. ^ "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will [2CD] – Mogwai". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
  17. ^ Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will (liner notes). Mogwai. Rock Action Records. 2011. ROCKACT55CD. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums – Week Commencing 28th February 2011" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (1096): 6. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2012 – via Pandora Archive. 
  19. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  20. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  23. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  24. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  25. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 7, 2011". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  26. ^ "GFK Chart-Track – Independent Albums: Week 7, 2011". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  28. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  30. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  31. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  32. ^ "Mogwai Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  33. ^ "Mogwai Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  34. ^ "Mogwai Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  35. ^ "Mogwai Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 May 2018.