I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.

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I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.
The Body - I Have Fought Against It.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
Recorded2017
StudioMachines with Magnets
Length49:35
LabelThrill Jockey
ProducerSeth Manchester, Keith Souza
The Body chronology
A Home on Earth
(2017)
I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer.
(2018)
Mental Wounds Not Healing
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork7.8/10.0[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]

I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. is the sixth full-length studio album by the American experimental metal band the Body. The album was released on May 11, 2018, through Thrill Jockey. The Body described I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. as their most ambitious album to date, which features samples of their own past recordings.[6]

Pitchfork included I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. on its list of 2018's best metal albums.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer was met with "generally favorable" reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 75, based on 9 reviews.[2] Aggregator Album of the Year gave the release a 76 out of 100 based on a critical consensus of 12 reviews.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Last Form of Loving"3:34
2."Can Carry No Weight"4:30
3."Partly Alive"4:22
4."The West Has Failed"3:38
5."Nothing Stirs"5:55
6."Off Script"5:28
7."An Urn"4:03
8."Blessed, Alone"3:58
9."Sickly Heart of Sand"5:35
10."Ten Times a Day, Every Day, a Stranger"8:32
Total length:49:35

Personnel[edit]

I Have Fought Against It, but I Can't Any Longer. credits adapted from AllMusic.[3]

The Body
  • Lee Buford
  • Chip King
Additional musicians
  • Michael Berdan (Uniform) – vocals
  • Ben Eberle (Sandworm) – vocals
  • Laura Gulley (Amoebic Ensemble) – viola, violin
  • Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota) – piano, vocals
  • Jim Manchester – vocals
  • Seth Manchester – drums, programming
  • Ryan Seaton – saxophone
  • Keith Souza – drums, keyboards
  • Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir) – piano, vocals
Production
  • Seth Manchester – engineering, production
  • Keith Souza – engineering, production
  • Paco Barba – layout
  • Richard Rankin – artwork, photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Album of the Year Review". Album of the Year. Retrieved August 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer. by The Body Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer. - The Body". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Retrieved May 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Mashurov, NM (May 15, 2018). "The Body: I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer. Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Grow, Kory (May 14, 2018). "Review: The Body's 'I Have Fought Against It' Is Powerful, Uniquely Confounding". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved May 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Smart, Dan (February 13, 2018). "The Body just can't fight the excitement any longer: announce new album, share terrifying first single 'Nothing Stirs'". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved May 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Currin, Grayson Haver (December 19, 2018). "The Best Metal Albums of 2018". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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