The Civil War (album)

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The Civil War
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Studio album by Matmos
Released September 23, 2003
Genre electronica
Length 45:52
Label Matador Records
Producer Matmos
Matmos chronology
A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure
The Civil War
The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Blender 3/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine B+ link

The Civil War is a 2003 album by experimental duo Matmos which explores the boundaries between Americana, Medieval folk music and electronica. It features many live instruments such as drums, brass and guitars. A hurdy-gurdy is also sampled. There is also a satirical take on "Stars and Stripes Forever."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Regicide"
  2. "Zealous Order of Candied Knights"
  3. "Reconstruction"
  4. "Y.T.T.E. (Yield to Total Elation)"
  5. "For the Trees"
  6. "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
  7. "Pelt and Holler"
  8. "The Struggle Against Unreality Begins"
  9. "For the Trees (Return)"
  10. "Cabin in the Sky (Japanese edition only)"