Plagues (album)

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Plagues
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues 2007.png
Studio album by The Devil Wears Prada
Released August 21, 2007
Recorded Late 2006 – Early 2007
Studio The Foundation Recording Studios, Connersville, Indiana, United States
Genre Metalcore
Length 37:48
Label Rise
Producer Joey Sturgis
The Devil Wears Prada chronology
Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
(2006)
Plagues
(2007)
With Roots Above and Branches Below
(2009)
Re-release cover
The cover for the re-release of Plagues.
Singles from Plagues
  1. "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?"
    Released: 2007[citation needed]
  2. "HTML Rulez D00d"
    Released: 2008[citation needed]

Plagues is the second studio album by The Devil Wears Prada.

Background[edit]

It was released on August 21, 2007, through Rise Records and was re-released on October 28, 2008, with bonus content. The recording session for Plagues began during winter 2006 with Joey Sturgis as the chosen producer. The name of the album is a biblical reference to plagues in the book of Revelation. Mike Hranica, the vocalist, considered it to be "very visually appealing", although not as important as the meaning placed behind it.[1] The recording was completed in spring 2007 and the album was released on August 21, 2007.

Plagues was re-released on October 28, 2008. The bonus content for the re-release includes an alternative cover, booklet art and a DVD which has footage of The Devil Wears Prada playing at Ultimatour and Warped Tour in 2008. It also includes the music videos for "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?" and "HTML Rulez D00d". Some of the pre-ordered versions of Plagues included a darker booklet that was signed by all the band members and a white disc, as opposed to the standard version which has a black disc and a lighter booklet.

The song "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?" is available as downloadable content for the Rock Band series of video games.[2] The song "HTML Rulez D00d" is also available as downloadable content only for Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3 via the Rock Band Network.[3]

Style[edit]

About.com referred to the album as incorporating "the usual metalcore style and constant breakdowns with synths and some rock elements that add a little twist to The Devil Wears Prada's sound."[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.0/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [5]
AbsolutePunk (80%) [6]
Rocklouder 4/5 stars [7]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars[8]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars [9]

Plagues peaked at #57 on the Billboard 200 on September 8, 2007.[10] The album has been a great success since its original release, selling 30,000 more copies than their first album, Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Goats on a Boat" 4:23
2. "Number Three, Never Forget" 3:41
3. "HTML Rulez D00d" 3:56
4. "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?" 3:46
5. "Don't Dink and Drance" 2:59
6. "You Can't Spell "Crap" Without "C"" (featuring Craig Owens) 3:30
7. "This Song Is Called" 4:25
8. "Reptar, King of the Ozone" 3:10
9. "The Scorpion Deathlock" 3:50
10. "Nickels Is Money Too" 4:08
Total length: 37:48

Personnel[edit]

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