Ignorance Is Bliss (album)

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Ignorance Is Bliss
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Studio album by Face to Face
Released July 27, 1999
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock, indie rock, emocore
Length 52:34
Label Beyond
Producer Trever Keith, Scott Shiflett, Chad Blinman
Face to Face chronology
Standards & Practices
(1999)Standards & Practices1999
Ignorance Is Bliss
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ignorance Is Bliss is the fourth studio album by the punk rock band, Face to Face. The album was released in 1999, and was a musical and lyrical departure from the pop-punk or skate-punk influenced music found on previous albums and EPs.

Though an 'EconoLive 2' tour was done in promotion of the album, the band does not currently play any of the songs from the album while touring. Trever Keith flatly refused to play anything from this album on their minitour, according to an interview video on their official MySpace page. In 2012, the band had a change of heart and decided to go on tour and perform the entire album acoustically. This album's song "The Devil You Know (God's A Man)" is featured in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer first soundtrack album.

The album was reissued in 2012 on Trevor Keith's own label, Antagonist Records, with the songs from Why Aren't You Happy? EP as bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Trever Keith and Scott Shiflett except where noted.

  1. "Overcome" (Keith, Shiflett, Chad Yaro) – 3:16
  2. "In Harm's Way" – 4:24
  3. "Burden" – 4:17
  4. "Everyone Hates a Know-It-All" (Keith) – 3:07
  5. "Heart of Hearts" – 4:00
  6. "Prodigal" – 5:13
  7. "Nearly Impossible" – 5:20
  8. "I Know What You Are" – 4:10
  9. "The Devil You Know (God Is a Man) – 3:38
  10. "(A)Pathetic" (Keith, Shiflett, Yaro) – 3:13
  11. "Lost" (Keith) – 4:14
  12. "Run in Circles" – 3:50
  13. "Maybe Next Time" (Keith, Pete Parada) – 3:52

Why Aren't You Happy? EP[edit]

  1. "Bottle Rockets" - 3:13
  2. "So Long" - 4:04
  3. "Questions Still Remain" - 3:52
  4. "Everyone Hates a Know-It-All (acoustic)" - 2:57


  • Trever Keith – guitar, vocals, producer
  • Chad Yaro – guitar, vocals
  • Scott Shiflett – bass guitar, background vocals, producer
  • Pete Parada – drums

Additional personnel

  • Chad Blinman – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Ramon Breton – mastering
  • Steve Croes – conductor, string arrangements
  • Dale Lawton – mixing assistant


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1999 Heatseekers 7
1999 Billboard 200 162


  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. Ignorance Is Bliss at AllMusic