The Brutalist Bricks

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The Brutalist Bricks
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks cover.jpg
Studio album by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Released March 9, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Art punk, punk rock, indie rock
Length 41:50
Label Matador
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists chronology
Living with the Living
(2007)Living with the Living2007
The Brutalist Bricks
(2010)
Singles from The Brutalist Bricks
  1. "Even Heroes Have to Die"
    Released: November 30, 2009
  2. "The Mighty Sparrow"
    Released: February 16, 2010
  3. "Bottled in Cork"
    Released: June 1, 2010[1]

The Brutalist Bricks is the sixth album by the northeast American punk band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. It was released March 9, 2010[2] by Matador Records. It is the band's first album for Matador Records.[2]

The album received a nod from Exclaim! as the No. 3 Punk Album of 2010.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[5]
SPIN 3.5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[7]

All songs written by Ted Leo.

  1. "The Mighty Sparrow" - 2:37
  2. "Mourning in America" - 2:59
  3. "Ativan Eyes" - 4:22
  4. "Even Heroes Have to Die" - 3:46
  5. "The Stick" - 1:57
  6. "Bottled in Cork" - 3:18
  7. "Woke Up Near Chelsea" - 3:51
  8. "One Polaroid a Day" - 4:10
  9. "Where Was My Brain?" - 2:19
  10. "Bartolomeo and the Buzzing of Bees" - 3:21
  11. "Tuberculoids Arrive in Hop" - 2:26
  12. "Gimme the Wire" - 2:55
  13. "Last Days" - 3:47
  14. "Everything Gets Interrupted" (iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track) - 2:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Ted Leo - guitar/vocals
  • James Canty - guitar
  • Marty Key - bass
  • Chris Wilson - drums

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Billboard 200 114
US Independent Albums 11

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