The Big Dirty (album)

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The Big Dirty
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Studio album by Every Time I Die
Released September 4, 2007
Genre Metalcore, hardcore punk, Southern rock
Length 36:20
Label Ferret Music
Producer Steve Evetts
Every Time I Die chronology
Gutter Phenomenon
(2005)
The Big Dirty
(2007)
New Junk Aesthetic
(2009)

The Big Dirty is the fourth studio album by metalcore band Every Time I Die. It was released on September 4, 2007 on Ferret Records.

Album style[edit]

The band had the following to say about the new album:

Chock-a-block with riffs that only 4 months of a Buffalo, New York winter could spawn, this new record will undoubtedly satisfy [long-time fans] ... Produced by Steve Evetts, The Big Dirty is the CD you would compile if asked to make a mix of the BEST Every Time I Die songs you haven't heard yet. ... If this ain't your favorite heavy release of the year, I'll eat my damn hat.[1]

The title is a reference to the 2006 film Trailer Park Boys: The Movie,[2] in which the criminal protagonists plot to pull off "The Big Dirty," a grand heist, before retiring from their lives of crime.

Release[edit]

On April 24, 2007, The Big Dirty was announced for release.[1] The band supported Shadows Fall for three shows,[3] before headlining the 2007 edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour in July and August.[4] On July 2, "Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Battery" was made available for streaming.[5] On July 24, "No Son of Mine" was made available for streaming.[6] On August 28, a music video was posted for "We'rewolf".[7] The Big Dirty was planned for release in August,[1] however it was made available for streaming on August 31,[8] and released on September 4 through Ferret.[5]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [9]
AbsolutePunk 88% [10]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars [11]

The album debuted at number 41 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 14,000 copies in its first week.[12] The album was included in Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics list at number 88.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "No Son of Mine" 3:25
2. "Pigs Is Pigs" 2:39
3. "Leatherneck" 2:08
4. "We'rewolf" 3:24
5. "Rebel Without Applause" 3:22
6. "Cities and Years" 2:57
7. "Rendez-Voodoo" 3:15
8. "A Gentleman's Sport" 2:34
9. "INRIhab" (featuring Dallas Green of Alexisonfire) 4:04
10. "Depressionista" 2:29
11. "Buffalo Gals" 3:27
12. "Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Battery" 2:29

Personnel[edit]

Every Time I Die
  • Keith Buckley – vocals
  • Jordan Buckley – guitar, bass
  • Andy Williams – guitar, bass
  • Mike 'Ratboy' Novak – drums
Others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Every Time I Die to unleash The Big Dirty this August". Alternative Press. April 24, 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ Crossfire, "Every Time I Die Interview", June 1, 2008
  3. ^ "Shadows Fall playing three shows with Every Time I Die". Alternative Press. May 29, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Every Time I Die, Chimaira top Sounds Of The Underground 07". Alternative Press. April 11, 2007. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Every Time I Die post first song from The Big Dirty". Alternative Press. July 2, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Every Time I Die post another new song". Alternative Press. July 24, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "New video from Every Time I Die". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. August 28, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Every Time I Die stream The Big Dirty on MySpace". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. August 31, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Big Dirty". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  10. ^ "Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  11. ^ "Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  12. ^ Katie Hasty, "'High School Musical 2' Still Tops On Billboard 200", Billboard.com, September 12, 2007.
  13. ^ "Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics: 101 - 75". Rock Sound Magazine. June 27, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2015.