No Cities Left

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No Cities Left
The Dears No Cities Left2.jpg
Studio album by The Dears
Released 2003
Recorded April 2002 - 2003
Genre Indie rock, baroque pop
Length 62:51
Label MapleMusic Recordings
Producer Murray Lightburn
The Dears chronology
No Cities Left
Thank You Good Night Sold Out
(2004)Thank You Good Night Sold Out2004
Alternative cover
US release cover
US release cover
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]
ARTISTdirect4/5 stars [3]

No Cities Left is the second album by The Dears, released in 2003 on MapleMusic Recordings. It was the band's second full-length album of new material and was so successful that it was re-released in Canada in 2005.

The album features fellow Canadian indie-rocker Sam Roberts playing violin on "Never Destroy Us".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Murray Lightburn.

  1. "We Can Have It" – 5:42
  2. "Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe?" – 3:41
  3. "Lost in the Plot" – 4:49
  4. "The Second Part" – 5:31
  5. "Expect the Worst/'Cos She's a Tourist" – 7:52
  6. "Pinned Together, Falling Apart" – 6:01
  7. "Never Destroy Us" – 4:29
  8. "Warm and Sunny Days" – 5:47
  9. "22: The Death of All the Romance" – 5:56
  10. "Postcard from Purgatory" – 7:57
  11. "No Cities Left" – 5:23

"Don't Lose The Faith" was omitted from the original American release.

No Cities Left extended rerelease[edit]

The 2005 re-release of No Cities Left included "Don't Lose the Faith" and also the content of their EP Protest.


Videos were released for "Lost In The Plot" and "22: The Death of All the Romance".



  1. ^ "No Cities Left by The Dears". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. No Cities Left at AllMusic
  3. ^ "No Cities Left by The Dears @ARTISTdirect". Retrieved 1 October 2016.