The Body, the Blood, the Machine

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The Body, the Blood, the Machine
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 22, 2006
Recorded2006
GenreIndie rock, post-punk revival
Length35:47
LabelSub Pop
ProducerBrendan Canty
The Thermals chronology
Fuckin A
(2004)
The Body, the Blood, the Machine
(2006)
Now We Can See
(2009)

The Body, the Blood, the Machine is the third studio album by American indie rock band The Thermals. The album was released on August 22, 2006 on Sub Pop Records, and was produced by Fugazi's Brendan Canty. According to the band's official website, "the album tells the story of a young couple who must flee a United States governed by fascist faux-Christians."[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic84/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubA[4]
The Boston Phoenix3.5/4 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound4.5/5 stars[6]
MSN MusicA−[7]
NME8/10[8]
Pitchfork8.5/10[9]
PopMatters8/10[10]
Spin4/5 stars[11]
Stylus MagazineB[12]

The music review online magazine Pitchfork placed The Body, the Blood, the Machine at number 186 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster.

No.TitleLength
1."Here's Your Future"2:28
2."I Might Need You to Kill"2:27
3."An Ear for Baby"3:36
4."A Pillar of Salt"2:57
5."Returning to the Fold"2:39
6."Test Pattern"3:27
7."St. Rosa and the Swallows"3:34
8."Back to the Sea"4:47
9."Power Doesn't Run on Nothing"5:14
10."I Hold the Sound"4:38

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Brendan Canty
  • Recorded at Supernatural Sound, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Assisted by Pete Tewes
  • Mixed by Frank Marchand III at Waterford Digital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Design by The Thermals with help from Dusty Summers
  • Jesus painting by Jon Daly

References[edit]

  1. ^ official website
  2. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for The Body, The Blood, The Machine by The Thermals". Metacritic. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. "The Body, the Blood, the Machine – The Thermals". AllMusic. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Ryan, Kyle (October 10, 2006). "The Thermals / Channels: The Body The Blood The Machine / Waiting For The Next End Of The World". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Bernardi, Joe (September 22, 2006). "The Thermals: The Body The Blood The Machine | Sub Pop". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Roffman, Michael (March 8, 2013). "Album Review: The Thermals – The Body, the Blood, and the Machine [Reissue]". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 2007). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Jam, James (June 18, 2007). "The Thermals: The Body, The Blood, The Machine". NME. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Petrusich, Amanda (August 22, 2006). "The Thermals: The Body, The Blood, The Machine". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  10. ^ Keefe, Michael (November 8, 2006). "The Thermals: The Body, the Blood, the Machine". PopMatters. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Wood, Mikael (September 2006). "The Thermals: The Body, the Blood, the Machine". Spin. 22 (9): 112–14. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  12. ^ Gaerig, Andrew (September 11, 2006). "The Thermals – The Body, The Blood, The Machine – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 1, 2009.