Made to Be Broken

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Made to Be Broken
Studio album by Soul Asylum
Released January 18, 1986
Recorded 1985
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock
Length 33:31
Label A&M Records Twin/Tone
Producer Bob Mould
Soul Asylum chronology
Say What You Will, Clarence...Karl Sold the Truck
(1984)Say What You Will, Clarence...Karl Sold the Truck1984
Made to Be Broken
Time's Incinerator
(1986)Time's Incinerator1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Q3/5 stars(Apr. 1993, p.103)
Robert ChristgauB link

Made to Be Broken is the second full-length album from Soul Asylum. It was released on January 18, 1986.[1] It is also the first of three albums of Soul Asylum to be released in 1986.

The song "Never Really Been" contained the line "And where will you be in 1993." The band performed the song on their 1993 appearance on MTV Unplugged, by which time they'd seen their first platinum-selling album and number one single.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Pirner, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Tied to the Tracks" – 2:45
  2. "Ship of Fools" – 2:48
  3. "Can't Go Back" – 3:05 (Murphy)
  4. "Another World, Another Day" – 1:59
  5. "Made to Be Broken" – 2:35
  6. "Never Really Been" – 2:52
  7. "Whoa!" – 2:32
  8. "New Feelings" – 1:46
  9. "Growing Pain" – 2:17
  10. "Long Way Home" – 2:27
  11. "Lone Rider" – 1:50
  12. "Ain't That Tough" – 3:34
  13. "Don't It (Make Your Troubles Seem Small)" – 2:48


  1. "Never Really Been"
  2. "Tied to the Tracks"
  3. "Made to Be Broken"


  1. ^ "Made To Be Broken – Soul Asylum". Retrieved 2016-11-26.