In Between Evolution

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In Between Evolution
In Between Evolution.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 29, 2004
Recorded2004 at Studio X, Seattle, Washington
GenreRock
Length45:28
LabelUniversal Music Canada
ProducerAdam Kasper
The Tragically Hip chronology
In Violet Light
(2002)
In Between Evolution
(2004)
Hipeponymous
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters4.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[3]

In Between Evolution is the ninth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. It was recorded at Studio X in Seattle and was released June 29, 2004. The album debuted at number one in Canada,[4] selling 22,500 copies in its first week.[5] However, the album got kicked off Canada's number one spot to Avril Lavigne's breakout album.[5] The album was certified Platinum in Canada in September 2004.[6]

One of the major themes of this album is the response to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. "Heaven Is a Better Place Today" doubles as a tribute to Dan Snyder, a player for the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team who died in an automobile accident nine months before the album's release, and for young men being sent to war.

The Hip performed a rough version of the song "It Can't be Nashville Every Night" on a season two episode of Canadian situation comedy TV program Corner Gas, as a local band renting out main character Brent Leroy's garage for band practice.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by The Tragically Hip.

No.TitleLength
1."Heaven Is a Better Place Today"2:55
2."Summer's Killing Us"3:26
3."Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park"4:09
4."Vaccination Scar"2:57
5."It Can't Be Nashville Every Night"2:53
6."If New Orleans Is Beat"3:15
7."You're Everywhere"3:34
8."As Makeshift as We Are"3:15
9."Mean Streak"4:10
10."The Heart of the Melt"2:35
11."One Night in Copenhagen"2:20
12."Are We Family"4:34
13."Goodnight Josephine"3:25

Singles[edit]

  • "Vaccination Scar"
  • "It Can't Be Nashville Every Night"
  • "Summer's Killing Us"
  • "Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park"

Cover art[edit]

The album cover art was designed by Cameron Tomsett,[7] a Canadian artist from Kingston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ PopMatters review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Canadian Albums - Week of July 17, 2004". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  5. ^ a b "Avril knocks The Hip out of No. 1". Jam!. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification - September 2004". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  7. ^ Cover Artist: Cameron Tomsett Citation