The Artist in the Ambulance

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The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance cover.jpg
Studio album by Thrice
Released July 22, 2003
Recorded February 2003, Salad Days Studios; Drums at BearTracks Studios in Suffern, New York
Genre Post-hardcore, emo, melodic hardcore, alternative rock
Length 39:43
Label Island
Producer Brian McTernan
Thrice chronology
The Illusion of Safety
The Artist in the Ambulance
If We Could Only See Us Now
Singles from The Artist in the Ambulance
  1. "All That's Left"
    Released: June 17, 2003
  2. "Under a Killing Moon"
    Released: July 2003
  3. "Stare at the Sun"
    Released: November 18, 2003

The Artist in the Ambulance (released July 22, 2003) is Thrice's third album, and their first on a major label.


"All That's Left" was released to radio on June 17, 2003.[1] "Stare at the Sun" was released to radio on November 18, 2003.[1]

As with The Illusion of Safety, a portion of the sales of this CD were donated to a charitable cause. In this case, it was the Syrentha J. Savio Endowment.[citation needed] This foundation provides chemotherapy and other medication for those who cannot afford it.

The album's release date digipak packaging features individual cards that have lyrics, liner notes, an industrial-style photograph, and comments from the band members and the producer.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]
IGN Music 9/10 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]
Punknews 3.5/5 stars[6]

The album peaked at #16 on The Billboard 200 charts.[citation needed] NME listed the album as one of "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time".[7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dustin Kensrue; all music composed by Thrice.

No. Title Length
1. "Cold Cash and Colder Hearts" 2:52
2. "Under a Killing Moon" 2:41
3. "All That's Left" 3:20
4. "Silhouette" 3:06
5. "Stare at the Sun" 3:23
6. "Paper Tigers" 3:59
7. "Hoods on Peregrine" 3:31
8. "The Melting Point of Wax" 3:29
9. "Blood Clots and Black Holes" 2:49
10. "The Artist in the Ambulance" 3:39
11. "The Abolition of Man" 2:46
12. "Don't Tell and We Won't Ask" 3:59
Total length: 39:43