Knife Man

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Knife Man
Ajj knife man.jpg
Studio album by Andrew Jackson Jihad
Released September 20, 2011
Recorded March 14–19, 2011
Genre Folk punk,[1] folk rock,[2] indie folk
Length 43:07
Label Asian Man
Andrew Jackson Jihad chronology
Can't Maintain
(2009)Can't Maintain2009
Knife Man
Christmas Island
(2014)Christmas Island2014
Singles from Knife Man
  1. "Gift of the Magi 2: Return of the Magi"
    Released: April 16, 2012
  2. "Fucc the Devil"
    Released: September 21, 2012

Knife Man is the fourth full-length studio release by AJJ released by Asian Man Records on September 20, 2011 with preordered albums shipped on September 6, 2011.[3] Initial vinyl pressings were done on black vinyl and limited to 1000.[4] The album was recorded and mixed by Jalipaz Nelson at Audioconfusion in Mesa, Arizona.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty; all music composed by AJJ.

No. Title Length
1. "The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving" 0:23
2. "Gift of the Magi 2: Return of the Magi" 1:56
3. "American Tune" 2:27
4. "Back Pack" 3:36
5. "Distance" 2:33
6. "Fucc the Devil" 1:42
7. "Hate, Rain on Me" 2:06
8. "If You Have Love in Your Heart" 1:31
9. "No One" 4:08
10. "Sad Songs (Intermission)" 3:55
11. "Zombie by the Cranberries" 2:32
12. "People II 2: Still Peoplin'" 3:10
13. "Sorry Bro" 1:58
14. "Skate Park" 1:45
15. "Free Bird" 4:09
16. "Big Bird" 5:22
Total length: 43:07

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 5/5 stars[1]
AbsolutePunk (86/100)[2]
PopMatters (8/10)[5]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[6]

Punk music review site AbsolutePunk gave the album a rating of 86 out of 100 with Dre Okorley concluding that "Knife Man is synonymous to the gritted teeth and theatrical story lining of a clever manic depressive duo on a wild ride of political blindsiding and folk-rock maturity."[2] Pop Matters gave the album 8/10 stating "The moralizing on Knife Man does get heavy-handed at times, but the homespun simplicity and rage with which it’s delivered actually adds to its power." Also stating it was "one of the most remarkable albums you'll hear all year."[5] Sputnikmusic gave the album 4.5/5.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man - Album Review -". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Asian Man Records (The artwork for ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD's "Knife...)". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Asian Man Records (ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD "Knife Man" PRE-ORDER! Knife...)". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  5. ^ a b "Andrew Jackson Jihad: Knife Man | PopMatters". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man (album review 5) | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 2014-08-26.