Hate (The Delgados album)

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Studio album by The Delgados
Released 14 October 2002 UK, 21 January 2003 US
Recorded ?
Genre Indie rock
Length 47:21, 55:52 (bonus tracks)
Label Mantra
Producer Dave Fridmann
The Delgados chronology
Live at the Fruitmarket
(2001)Live at the Fruitmarket2001
Universal Audio
(2004)Universal Audio2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10) [3]
Rolling Stone (Positive) [4]
Stylus A− [5]

Hate is an album by The Delgados which was first released in the United Kingdom on the Mantra label and later in the United States with two bonus tracks. The album drew generally positive reviews, and has been compared to such other works as The Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin. The lyrics are emphatic, with strings and lots of reverb producing a somewhat drawn and pained sound; however, the album often leans towards more uplifting chords as well.


In reviewing this album, Rolling Stone referred to the band as "the depressed cousins of The Flaming Lips" (2003-02-06 issue, p. 62). Spin Magazine put it as follows: "Rougher than Belle and Sebastian and lovelier than Mogwai, the Delgados craft orchestral maneuvers in the dark that leave bruises." (2003-February, p. 98)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Light Before We Land"
  2. "All You Need Is Hate"
  3. "Woke from Dreaming"
  4. "The Drowning Years"
  5. "Coming In from the Cold"
  6. "Child Killers"
  7. "Favours"
  8. "All Rise"
  9. "Never Look at the Sun"
  10. "If This Is a Plan"
  11. "Coalman" (Bonus US/Japan track)
  12. "Mad Drums" (Bonus US track)
  13. "Crutches" (Bonus Japan track)


The song "The Light Before We Land" is used as the opening theme to the anime series Gunslinger Girl. "Woke From Dreaming," also from the album, was used in some episodes of the anime as an insert song. The bonus tracks "Coalman" and "Crutches" were also released as B-sides on the CD single for "Coming In From The Cold".[6]


  1. ^ Hate at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment.ie review
  3. ^ Pitchfork review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 December 2007)
  5. ^ Stylus review
  6. ^ "Coming In From The Cold". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 30 July 2014.