Hearts of Oak (album)

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This article is about the album by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. For other uses, see Hearts of Oak (disambiguation).
Hearts of Oak
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak cover.jpg
Studio album by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Released February 11, 2003
Recorded September 2002
Genre Rock, punk rock, indie rock
Length 54:39
Label Lookout!
Producer Ted Leo, Nicolas Vernhes
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists chronology
The Tyranny of Distance
Hearts of Oak
Shake the Sheets
Singles from Hearts of Oak
  1. "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"
    Released: September 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (84/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10) [3]
Spin (9/10) [4]

Hearts of Oak is the third album by the Washington, D.C. rock band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, released in 2003 by Lookout! Records. A music video was filmed for the single "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"

It was ranked 59th by the online magazine Pitchfork Media on the list of the 200 albums of the decade.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ted Leo.

  1. "Building Skyscrapers in the Basement" – 1:38
  2. "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?" – 5:02
  3. "I'm a Ghost" – 4:27
  4. "The High Party" – 4:53
  5. "Hearts of Oak" – 5:38
  6. "The Ballad of the Sin Eater" – 5:20
  7. "Dead Voices" – 3:43
  8. "The Anointed One" – 4:10
  9. "Bridges, Squares" – 4:47
  10. "Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead" – 4:09
  11. "2nd Ave, 11AM" – 3:32
  12. "First to Finish, Last to Start" – 1:54
  13. "The Crane Takes Flight" – 5:28