The Ideal Crash

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The Ideal Crash
DEUS-The Ideal Crash.jpg
Studio album by dEUS
Released 16 March 1999
Genre Art rock
Length 56:14
Label Island
Producer David Bottrill
dEUS chronology
In a Bar, Under the Sea
(1996)In a Bar, Under the Sea1996
The Ideal Crash
Pocket Revolution
(2005)Pocket Revolution2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Ideal Crash is the third studio album by Belgian rock band dEUS, released in March 1999. The album was recorded in Spain and it includes the single "Instant Street", which became an underground hit in Europe. The album cover art is the first dEUS CD cover that does not feature a painting by ex-guitar player Rudy Trouvé.

The Ideal Crash was the first dEUS album to be directly released through a major label (Island Records) but it's also the only dEUS album that didn't get a US release.

The album gained a quick success in Belgium by reaching Gold (25,000 copies) in one week. By April 2008, The Ideal Crash had sold about 250,000 copies. [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Put the Freaks Up Front" (dEUS) – 5:14
  2. "Sister Dew" (Tom Barman, Craig Ward) – 5:35
  3. "One Advice, Space" (Barman, Ward, Kelvin Smits) – 5:46
  4. "The Magic Hour" (Barman, Ward) – 5:23
  5. "The Ideal Crash" (Barman, Ward, Danny Mommens) – 5:00
  6. "Instant Street" (Barman, Ward, Mommens) – 6:15
  7. "Magdalena" (Barman, Ward, Mommens) – 4:58
  8. "Everybody's Weird" (Barman, Ward) – 4:51
  9. "Let's See Who Goes Down First" (Klaas Janzoons, Ward) – 6:23
  10. "Dream Sequence #1" (Barman, Ward) – 6:31


  • Instant Street (February 1999) - #49 UK
  • Sister Dew (May 1999) - #62 UK
  • The Ideal Crash (October 1999)