No Name No Color

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No Name No Color
No Name No Color cover.jpg
Studio album by Middle Class Rut
Released October, 4th 2010
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 53:32
65:20 (Deluxe Edition)
Language English
Label Bright Antenna
Producer Self-Produced
Middle Class Rut chronology
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No Name No Color is the debut LP by Middle Class Rut, released October 4, 2010 under exclusive Worldwide license to Bright Antenna.[1] The album was made available as a Digital Download, CD and Limited Edition 12" Double Record.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[5]
MusicOMH 2/5 stars[6]
Premier Guitar 3.5/5 stars[7]
Rock Sound 7/10[8]
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[9]

No Name No Color has received generally positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 76 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[3]

On March 5, 2011, No Name No Color reached #22 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Busy Bein' Born - 4:47
  2. USA - 3:33
  3. New Low - 4:16
  4. Lifelong Dayshift - 4:27
  5. One Debt Away - 3:22
  6. Are You On Your Way - 6:22
  7. Alive or Dead - 4:48
  8. I Guess You Could Say - 4:19
  9. Sad to Know - 4:08
  10. Dead End - 4:29
  11. Thought I Was - 4:38
  12. Cornbred - 4:24

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

  1. Critical Emotional - 3:46
  2. Free Lot - 4:24
  3. New Low (Music Video) - 4:38

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.
US
Main.
US
Rock
2010 "New Low" 6 38 12 No Name No Color
2011 "Busy Bein' Born" 26 47
2012 "Are You on Your Way" 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ iTunes link with Release Date
  2. ^ Double Vinyl Pre-Order @ ShopRadioCast
  3. ^ a b "Metacritic page for No Name No Color". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "No Name No Color - Middle Class Rut". AllMusic. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ Brown, Michael. "Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ McDaniel, Joe. "Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color". MusicOMH. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ Hammond, Shawn. "CD Review: Middle Class Rut - "No Name No Color"". Premier Guitar. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ Newbound, Tim. "Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color". Rock Sound. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  9. ^ Llewellyn, Siân (January 2011). "Middle Class Rut - Non Name No Color". Classic Rock. 153. London, UK: Future plc. p. 107. 
  10. ^ No Name No Color entry at Billboard Music