She Wants Revenge (album)

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She Wants Revenge
SheWantsRevenge.st.jpg
Studio album by She Wants Revenge
ReleasedJanuary 31, 2006
RecordedAutumn and Winter 2004
Studio
Genre
Length60:12
Label
ProducerShe Wants Revenge
She Wants Revenge chronology
She Wants Revenge
(2006)
This Is Forever
(2007)

She Wants Revenge is the self-titled debut studio album by American rock band She Wants Revenge. Mixed by Michael Patterson, it was released on January 31, 2006 by Perfect Kiss, a subsidiary of Geffen Records.[1]

The album cover shows a female model wearing white underwear, while the back cover reveals that she's holding a very large knife behind her back (i.e. "she wants revenge").[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork5.9/10[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine2/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic2.0/5.0[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes0.5/5 stars[8]

Barry Walters, writing for Rolling Stone, noted how the duo's musicianship sounded similar to other new wave bands like Joy Division and The Cure, concluding that "She Wants Revenge steal from the best, and steal well."[5] James Christopher Monger of AllMusic was mixed on Warfield and Bravin's post-punk homage to their new wave inspirations, saying that, "[T]here's nothing wrong with honoring your influences by copping a few moves and singing in a fake British accent like Green Day with the intentions of updating a genre that many potential listeners are too young to have experienced first-hand, but it's another thing to do it without even the slightest deviation."[3] Adam Moerder from Pitchfork was critical of the album, describing the song titles as "lazy permutations of post-punk poetry," found the melodies on the rock tracks too repetitive, and saw the highlights as being "eerily predictable." He concluded by calling the record, "Too ugly and inaccessible to suggest some sort of post-punk cash-out, they stick out in a batch of songs too bent on edifying studio wizardry over musicianship."[4] Dave Gurney of Tiny Mix Tapes heavily panned the album's overall sound for lacking the energy their '80s influences had and the duo's lyricism feeling like high school poetry, saying that "these guys sound like an incredibly desperate attempt to cash in on the neo-post-punk bandwagon."[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Red Flags and Long Nights" – 5:10
  2. "These Things" – 5:14
  3. "I Don't Wanna Fall in Love" – 3:39
  4. "Out of Control" – 3:39
  5. "Monologue" – 4:56
  6. "Broken Promises for Broken Hearts" – 3:19
  7. "Sister" – 5:18
  8. "Disconnect" – 2:29
  9. "Us" – 4:23
  10. "Someone Must Get Hurt" – 4:48
  11. "Tear You Apart" – 4:46
  12. "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" – 5:21
  13. "Spend the Night" (UK bonus track) – 4:22
  14. "Black Liner Run" (UK bonus track) – 4:52
  15. "Tear You Apart (Chris Holmes Vs. Bystanders Remix)" (Japanese bonus track) – 6:40

The hidden track "Killing Time" is at track 66, after 53 blank tracks (51 on the UK CD), which are entitled "Wasted Air" – 0:04.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 38[9]
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums 3[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geffen Records - She Wants Revenge
  2. ^ She Wants Revenge Cover - Back and Front Archived 2012-06-30 at Archive.is
  3. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge". AllMusic. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Moerder, Adam (February 7, 2006). "She Wants Revenge: She Wants Revenge". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Walters, Barry (January 23, 2006). "She Wants Revenge: She Wants Revenge". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on July 17, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  6. ^ Henderson, Eric (January 30, 2006). "She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge". Slant Magazine. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Hanson, John (May 27, 2006). "She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Gurney, Dave (December 14, 2006). "She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - She Wants Revenge - Albums

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