Here Come the Tears

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Here Come the Tears
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Studio album by
Released6 June 2005
Recorded2005 at 2 khz Studios, RAK Studios, and Alsation Nation in London
GenrePop[1][2]
Length52:52
LabelIndependiente
ProducerBernard Butler
Singles from Here Come the Tears
  1. "Refugees"
    Released: 25 April 2005
  2. "Lovers"
    Released: 27 June 2005

Here Come the Tears is the only album by The Tears, released on 6 June 2005 on Independiente Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Drowned In Sound7/10[4]
entertainment.ie4/5 stars[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[7]
The List3/5 stars[8]
NME8/10[9]
Pitchfork7/10[10]
The Scotsman3/5 stars[11]
The Sunday Age4/4 stars[12]

The album proved a successful comeback for Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson as the album was praised by critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 74 out of 100, which indicates "generally favourable reviews" based on 17 reviews.[3] The album charted at number 15 in the UK.[13]

The NME were favourable, calling it, "The best album you'll hear this year, by a mile".[9] Some reviewers felt that the album sounded like later Suede material. Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that, "Here Come the Tears is what Coming Up would have been if Butler had stuck around."[1] Spin wrote: "if this reunion... isn't a revelation, it still has its thrills, mostly via Butler's lush, breath taking backdrops."[14] Other reviews, however were more mixed, such as Uncut, who wrote that "It's not a disaster, by any means.... It's just that, over 13 songs, it's abundantly clear that whatever the potency of this partnership, there's an old lack of range."[3]

Andrew Womack, of online magazine The Morning News placed Here Come the Tears at number 8 in its list of the top 10 albums of 2005.[15]

The album's artwork is an image called "Guests 1998" by Christopher Bucklow.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler

  1. "Refugees" – 2:51
  2. "Autograph" – 3:31
  3. "Co-star" – 4:01
  4. "Imperfection" – 4:42
  5. "The Ghost of You" – 4:57
  6. "Two Creatures" – 3:57
  7. "Lovers" – 4:03
  8. "Fallen Idol" – 3:39
  9. "Brave New Century" – 3:44
  10. "Beautiful Pain" – 3:46
  11. "The Asylum" – 3:53
  12. "Apollo 13" – 5:34
  13. "A Love as Strong as Death" – 4:14
  14. "Southern Rain" (Japanese only bonus track) – 4:23
  15. "Song for the Migrant Worker" (Japanese only bonus track) – 4:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Erlewins, Stephen Thomas. "Here Come The Tears review". AllMusic
  2. ^ Murphy, John (6 June 2005). "musicOMH review". musicOMH. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "The Tears - Here Come the Tears". Metacritic. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  4. ^ Gourley, Dom (6 June 2005). "The Tears - Here Come the Tears". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "The Tears - Here Come the Tears". entertainment.ie. 16 June 2005. Archived from the original on 22 November 2007.
  6. ^ Simpson, Dave (3 June 2005). "The Tears - Here Come the Tears". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  7. ^ Boyd, Brian (10 June 2005). "ROCK/POP". The Irish Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  8. ^ Pia, Camilla (26 May 2005). "Music Records". The List (522): 70. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  9. ^ a b "The Tears : Here Come The Tears". NME. 2 June 2005. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  10. ^ Tangari, Joe (19 June 2005). "The Tears - Here Come the Tears". Pitchfork. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  11. ^ Shepherd, Fiona (3 June 2005). "The Tears: Here Come the Tears". The Scotsman. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018 – via HighBeam Research.
  12. ^ Webster, Andrew (21 August 2005). "CD reviews". The Sunday Age. Melbourne. p. 25.
  13. ^ "Artist Chart History: Tears". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  14. ^ "The Tears - Here Come the Tears". Spin. 21 (8): 103. August 2005. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  15. ^ Womack, Andrew. "The Top 10 Albums of 2005". The Morning News

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