Lisbon (album)

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Lisbon
The-walkmen-lisbon.jpg
Studio album by The Walkmen
Released September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
Recorded August 2008 – May 2010
Genre
Length

44:55

13:35 [bonus disc]
Label Fat Possum, Bella Union
Producer John Congleton
The Walkmen chronology
You & Me
(2008)
Lisbon
(2010)
Heaven
(2012)
Singles from Lisbon
  1. "Stranded"
    Released: July 2, 2010
  2. "Angela Surf City"
    Released: October 4, 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 83/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club A[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
NME 9/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.6/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 8/10[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]

Lisbon is the sixth studio album by New York-based group The Walkmen, released on September 14, 2010 in the US. John Congleton produced and engineered the album.[12] The band recorded nearly thirty tracks before settling on the eleven tracks that comprise the album.[13] The album is a tribute to the city of Lisbon in Portugal.

Exclaim! named Lisbon as the No. 13 Pop & Rock Album of 2010.[14] Pitchfork named it the No. 21 in their Top 50 Albums of 2010.[15]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No. Title Length
1. "Juveniles" 4:27
2. "Angela Surf City" 3:23
3. "Follow the Leader" 2:01
4. "Blue as Your Blood" 4:16
5. "Stranded" 4:27
6. "Victory" 4:06
7. "All My Great Designs" 4:42
8. "Woe Is Me" 3:29
9. "Torch Song" 4:07
10. "While I Shovel the Snow" 4:00
11. "Lisbon" 5:56
Total length: 44:55

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[16]

Band

  • Matt Barrick – Drums,
  • Peter Bauer – Organ, Piano
  • Walter Martin Bass – Percussion
  • Hamilton Leithauser – Guitar, Vocals
  • Paul Maroon – Guitar, Trumpet, Viola

Additional musicians

  • Alec Ounsworth – Vocals
  • Greg Glassman – Trumpet
  • Rachel Golub – Violin
  • Clara Kennedy – Cello
  • John Kozan – Trombone
  • Dana Lyn – Violin
  • Anna Stumpf – Trumpet
  • Kenny Warren – Trumpet
  • Alex Waterman – Cello, Transcription
  • Mike Irwin – Trumpet
  • Kevin Moehringer – Trombone
  • Leyna Papach – Violin
  • Paul Brandenburg – Trumpet
  • Joe Ancowitz – Trumpet

Production

  • Greg Calbi – Mastering
  • John Congleton – Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Mark Endozo – Assistant Engineer
  • Luigi Ghirri – Cover Photo
  • Fred Maroon – Inside Photo
  • Alex Aldi – Second Engineer
  • Elizabeth Spiridakis – Design
  • Chris Zane – Engineer, Mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Lisbon by The Walkmen". Metacritic. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Lisbon – The Walkmen". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (September 14, 2010). "The Walkmen: Lisbon". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hughes, Tom (October 8, 2010). "The Walkmen: Lisbon – review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Walkmen: Lisbon". Mojo (204): 96. November 2010. 
  6. ^ Stokes, Paul (October 15, 2010). "Album review: The Walkmen – Lisbon (Bella Union)". NME. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 13, 2010). "The Walkmen: Lisbon". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Walkmen: Lisbon". Q (292): 110. November 2010. 
  9. ^ Dolan, Jon (September 13, 2010). "Lisbon". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ Fennessey, Sean (August 23, 2010). "The Walkmen, 'Lisbon' (Fat Possum)". Spin. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Walkmen: Lisbon". Uncut (162): 110. November 2010. 
  12. ^ "The Walkmen sign to Bella Union". Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  13. ^ Kurp, Josh (2010-07-29). "Interview with Peter Bauer of the Walkmen - Encore Magazine: New York". Encoremag.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  14. ^ "Pop & Rock Year in Review". Exclaim!. 
  15. ^ "Pitchfork Staff list: The Top 50 Albums of 2010". Pitchfork. 
  16. ^ "Lisbon - The Walkmen album credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 October 2015.