Here Come the Tears

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Here Come the Tears
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Studio album by The Tears
Released 6 June 2005
Recorded 2005 at 2 khz Studios, RAK Studios, and Alsation Nation in London
Genre Pop[1][2]
Length 52:52
Label Independiente
Producer Bernard 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
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Drowned In Sound 7/10[4]
entertainment.ie 4/5 stars[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Irish Times 4/5 stars[7]
The List 3/5 stars[8]
NME 8/10[9]
Pitchfork 7.0/10[10]
The Scotsman 3/5 stars[11]
Sputnikmusic 3/5[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] 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.[14]

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)
  15. "Song for the Migrant Worker" (Japanese only bonus track)

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 "Here Come The Tears - The Tears". Metacritic. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Gourley, Dom (6 June 2005). "Drowned In Sound review". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "entertainment.ie review". entertainment.ie. 16 June 2005. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Simpson, Dave (3 June 2005). "The Guardian review". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Courtney, Kevin (10 June 2005). "ROCK/POP". 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 Cashmore, Pete. "The Tears : Here Come The Tears". NME.com 2 June 2005
  10. ^ Tangari, Joe (19 June 2005). "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Shepherd, Fiona (3 June 2005). "This town's not big enough for the both of us". The Scotsman. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Murray, Amanda (27 September 2005). "sputnikmusic review". sputnikmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Artist Chart History: Tears". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Womack, Andrew. "The Top 10 Albums of 2005". The Morning News

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