In Violet Light

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In Violet Light
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 11, 2002
The Tragically Hip chronology
Music @ Work
In Violet Light
In Between Evolution
Singles from In Violet Light
  1. "It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Silver Jet"
    Released: 2002
  3. "The Darkest One"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone(favourable)[2]

In Violet Light is the eighth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. The album debuted at #2 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling almost 33,000 copies in its first week.[3] The album has been certified platinum in Canada.[4]

Packaged with the album in stores was a membership card for The Hip Club, an online fan club which offered three digital bonus tracks, "Forest Edge", "Problem Bears" and "Ultra Mundane".

The music video for "It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken" was filmed in Oshawa, Ontario, at Parkwood Estate. The light-hearted music video for "The Darkest One" featured Don Cherry and the Trailer Park Boys.

The song "Throwing Off Glass" was also released on the Men with Brooms soundtrack album.

At the Juno Awards of 2021, in the band's first live performance as a unit since Gord Downie's death in 2017, the band performed "It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken" with Feist on vocals.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by The Tragically Hip.

1."Are You Ready"2:39
2."Use it Up"4:16
3."The Darkest One"4:36
4."It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken"4:23
5."Silver Jet"3:56
6."Throwing off Glass"3:28
7."All Tore Up"3:33
9."A Beautiful Thing"3:33
10."The Dire Wolf"4:29
11."The Dark Canuck"6:24

The Tragically Hip[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Year-end chart performance for In Violet Light
Chart (2002) Position
Canadian Albums (Nielsen SoundScan)[6] 52
Canadian Alternative Albums (Nielsen SoundScan)[7] 14


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "SoundScan: The Tragically Hip And Korn". Chart Attack. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association". 2010. Archived from the original (Requires running a searches for Artist) on 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
  5. ^ Huddleston, Jess (May 13, 2021). "The Tragically Hip set to perform with Feist at the 2021 Juno Awards". CBC News.
  6. ^ "Top 200 Albums of 2002 (based on sales)". Jam!. Archived from the original on August 12, 2004. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  7. ^ "Canada's Top 200 Alternative albums of 2002". Jam!. Archived from the original on December 4, 2003. Retrieved March 26, 2022.