Streethawk: A Seduction

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Streethawk: A Seduction
Streethawk - A Seduction (Front Cover).png
Studio album by Destroyer
Released April 24, 2001
Genre Indie rock
Length 43:51
Label Misra/Talitres
Merge (reissue)
Producer John Collins/David Carswell
Destroyer chronology
Streethawk: A Seduction
This Night
(2002)This Night2002
Alternative cover
2010 reissue cover
2010 reissue cover

Streethawk: A Seduction is the fourth studio album by Destroyer, recorded in the fall of 2000 and released in 2001. It was recorded at JC/DC Studios and produced by JC/DC. It was reissued in 2010 on Merge Records (MRG373).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press6/10[2]
Stylus MagazineA[4]

Streethawk: A Seduction received largely positive reviews from music critics. Paul Thompson of Pitchfork gave the album a very positive review, calling it "a record of practically nothing but graceful abandon. Each line seems immaculately crafted, every note falling into perfect order, every word sung with the proper bite and bile. This is what Bejar was building to, why he became a songwriter in the first place, and he reaches quite a precipice. Songs move effortlessly between bits of received wisdom, the drama is amped up to almost unthinkable levels, and these tunes feel like a long series of exclamation points. The guy got really good really fast, and he knew it-- his wit is sharp, his observations are keen, and his gaze is withering."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dan Bejar.

1."Streethawk I"2:25
2."The Bad Arts"7:01
3."Beggars Might Ride"2:45
4."The Sublimation Hour"4:11
5."English Music"3:34
6."Virgin with a Memory"2:40
7."The Very Modern Dance"3:13
8."The Crossover"5:03
10."Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Sea of Tears)"3:47
12."Streethawk II"2:29
Total length:43:51



  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Streethawk: A Seduction – Destroyer". AllMusic. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Destroyer: Streethawk: A Seduction". Alternative Press (156): 72. July 2001. 
  3. ^ a b Thompson, Paul (April 19, 2010). "Destroyer: City of Daughters / Thief / Streethawk: A Seduction". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Martin, Tyler (September 1, 2003). "Destroyer – Streethawk: A Seduction – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

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