Split the Difference

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Split the Difference
Split The Difference.jpg
Studio album by
Released17 May 2004 (2004-05-17)
GenreRock
Length50:30
LabelHut (Virgin)
Producer
Gomez chronology
In Our Gun
(2002)
Split the Difference
(2004)
Out West
(2005)

Split the Difference is the forth studio album by English indie rock band Gomez released on 17 May 2004 by Hut Records. Production on the album was overseen by the band and Tchad Blake, known for producing albums by artists such as Tom Waits and Crowded House.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Clubfavourable[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
NME3/10[6]
The Observerunfavourable[7]
Pitchfork Media5.7/10[8]
PopMattersfavourable[9]
Q3/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[11]

The album was met with mixed critical response, with Allmusic rating it as four stars out of five and BBC Internet Music Reviews describing it as "one of the finest releases of the year so far. If you were one of those people who wrote them off two years ago, it's time to get listening again." [1] However, the album received less than favourable reviews from a number of other sources, including Pitchfork Media and NME.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do One" – 2:40
  2. "These 3 Sins" – 2:37
  3. "Silence" – 2:55
  4. "Me, You and Everybody" – 4:24
  5. "We Don't Know Where We're Going" – 4:42
  6. "Sweet Virginia" – 6:06
  7. "Catch Me Up" – 3:47
  8. "Where Ya Going?" – 3:41
  9. "Meet Me in the City" – 3:12
  10. "Chicken Out" – 3:32
  11. "Extra Special Guy" – 3:31
  12. "Nothing Is Wrong" – 5:35
  13. "There It Was" – 3:43
  14. "Blind" – 4:18 (bonus track on some versions)
  15. "Butterfly" – 3:44 (bonus track on some versions)

Singles[edit]

  • "Catch Me Up" (1 March 2004) #36 UK
  • "Silence" (3 May 2004) #41 UK
  • "Sweet Virginia" (6 September 2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Split The Difference Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The A.V. Club review
  4. ^ Richardson, Sean (28 May 2004). "Split the Difference Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 124. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  5. ^ The Guardian review
  6. ^ May 2004
  7. ^ The Observer review
  8. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  9. ^ PopMatters review
  10. ^ June 2004, p.98
  11. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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