In Between Evolution

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In Between Evolution
In Between Evolution.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 29, 2004
StudioStudio X, Seattle, Washington
ProducerAdam Kasper
The Tragically Hip chronology
In Violet Light
In Between Evolution
Singles from In Between Evolution
  1. "Vaccination Scar"
    Released: 2004
  2. "It Can't Be Nashville Every Night"
    Released: 2004
  3. "Gus: The Polar Bear from Central Park"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone[3]

In Between Evolution is the ninth studio 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.

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

Cover art[edit]

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

The Tragically Hip[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