Liberation Transmission

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Liberation Transmission
Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission.jpg
Studio album by Lostprophets
Released 26 June 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Length 48:51
Label Visible Noise, Columbia
Producer Bob Rock
Lostprophets chronology
Start Something
(2004)
Liberation Transmission
(2006)
The Betrayed
(2010)
Singles from Liberation Transmission
  1. "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)"
    Released: 19 June 2006
  2. "A Town Called Hypocrisy"
    Released: 11 September 2006
  3. "Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)"
    Released: 27 November 2006
  4. "4:AM Forever"
    Released: 23 April 2007

Liberation Transmission is the third studio album by Welsh band Lostprophets.

Recording[edit]

This is the first Lostprophets album recorded without original drummer Mike Chiplin. Josh Freese drummed at the request of Bob Rock, but the band's first choice was Travis Barker. Ilan Rubin, also played drums for the songs "Everybody's Screaming!!!" and "For All These Times Son, for All These Times".

Release[edit]

"Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)" was released to American radio on May 16, 2006.[1] On 13 June, "For All These Times Son, For All These Times" was made available for streaming via the band's Myspace profile.[2] On 25 June, the album was made available for streaming via Alternative Press,[3] and was a day later through Columbia. From late August to mid October, the band went on a headlining tour of the US with support from Kill Hannah, the Rasmus and Eighteen Visions.[4] "The New Transmission" was released to American radio on October 3.[1] Following this, they went on another US tour later in October and running into November. The band was supported by Take the Crown and the Transit War.[5] In November and December, the band went on a brief UK tour with support from This Is Hell.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (7/10) [8]
Entertainment Weekly B− [9]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars
NME (8/10) [10]
Rock Sound 4/5 stars
Rocklouder 4/5 stars link
RockReviews (8.5/10) Link
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars link

Initial critical response to Liberation Transmission was positive. At Metacritic the album received an average score of 73, based on 7 reviews. There were many positive reviews. NME said "Lostprophets are big and brash and brilliant. And this is rock'n'roll radio."[10] Drowned in Sound said "While Liberation Transmission may be a lyrical vacuum, it is also a musical masterclass in how to create 12 tracks of killer with almost no filler."[8] One of the mixed reviews was Entertainment Weekly who gave it a B− and said, "Around the world, 15-year-olds will fall for this band. Then they will turn 16 and move on",[9] while Observer Music Monthly followed saying "Lyrically absurd, musically turbo-fueled." [11]

It became the first Lostprophets album to enter the UK album chart at number one (2 July for 1 week). The album peaked at number thirty three on the Billboard 200 album chart with 27,000 copies sold.[12] By August 2006, the album had sold over 75,000 copies in the US.[13] The album has gone Platinum in the UK and was the 94th best selling album of 2006, with sales over 210,000 units.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lostprophets.

No. Title Length
1. "Everyday Combat" 5:11
2. "A Town Called Hypocrisy" 3:40
3. "The New Transmission" 3:33
4. "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)" 4:11
5. "Can't Stop, Gotta Date with Hate" 3:42
6. "Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)" 3:36
7. "Everybody's Screaming!!!" 3:52
8. "Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters and the Story of a Lonely Girl" 4:04
9. "4:AM Forever" 4:27
10. "For All These Times Son, For All These Times" 3:54
11. "Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company" 4:13
12. "Always All Ways (Apologies, Glances and Messed Up Chances)" 4:25
Total length: 48:51

Release history[edit]

Country Date
South Korea 26 June 2006
United Kingdom
Canada 27 June 2006
United States

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[15] 62
Austrian Albums Charts[16] 44
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[17] 74
Dutch Albums Charts[16] 87
European Top 100 Albums[18] 13
French Albums Charts[16] 94
German Albums Chart[19] 31
Irish Albums Chart[20] 30
Japanese Albums Chart[21] 11
New Zealand RIANZ Album Charts[16] 14
Swiss Albums Top 100[16] 34
UK Albums Chart[22] 1
US Top Rock Albums[23] 9
US Billboard 200[24] 33
US Billboard Comprehensive Albums[25] 33

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lostprophets release new song". Alternative Press. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "AP Exclusive: Stream the new Lostprophets album right now!". Alternative Press. 25 June 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "AP Exclusive: Win tickets to any date of Lostprophets' U.S. tour!". Alternative Press. 29 August 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Transit War added to Lostprophets' U.S. tour". Alternative Press. 25 October 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lostprophets touring U.K. with This Is Hell". Alternative Press. 19 October 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Liberation Transmission Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Drowned in Sound review
  9. ^ a b Entertainment Weekly review
  10. ^ a b NME review
  11. ^ "Liberation Transmission Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  12. ^ "India.Arie Scores First Billboard #1; Dashboard Rack Up Second #2". blabbermouth.net. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-05. 
  13. ^ Pascarella, Tony (August 17, 2006). "Soundscan Results: Week Ending August 13th, 2006". absolutepunk.net. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=375941
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ a b c d e charts.org.nz page on Liberation Transmission in various European charts, Cited 26 March 2008
  17. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lostprophets&titel=Liberation+Transmission&cat=a
  18. ^ billboard.com page on Lostprophets in the European Top 100 Albums, Cited 26 March 2008
  19. ^ http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Lostprophets/15492/?type=longplay
  20. ^ http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Lostprophets
  21. ^ [2]
  22. ^ UK Album Chart Archived 12 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ billboard.com page on Lostprophets in the Top Rock Albums, Cited 26 March 2008
  24. ^ billboard.com page on Lostprophets in the billboard 200, Cited 26 March 2008
  25. ^ billboard.com page on Lostprophets in the Billboard Comprehensive Albums, Cited 26 March 2008

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Under the Iron Sea by Keane
UK number one album
2 July 2006 – 8 July 2006
Succeeded by
Black Holes and Revelations by Muse