The Physical World

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The Physical World
Death From Above The Physical World album art.jpg
Studio album by Death from Above 1979
Released September 9, 2014
Studio
  • Sunset Sound
  • Hillside
Genre
Length 35:54
Label Last Gang
Producer Dave Sardy
Death from Above 1979 chronology
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
(2004)
The Physical World
(2014)
Outrage! Is Now
(2017)
Singles from The Physical World
  1. "Trainwreck 1979"
    Released: July 8, 2014
  2. "Government Trash"
    Released: August 14, 2014
  3. "Virgins"
    Released: April 27, 2015

The Physical World is the second studio album by Canadian rock duo Death from Above (then known as Death from Above 1979). It was released September 9, 2014, through Last Gang Records. The album was produced by Dave Sardy who has previously worked with artists such as Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, and Nine Inch Nails.[4]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
The A.V. ClubB[7]
Clash6/10[8]
Consequence of SoundC+[9]
The Guardian4/5 stars[10]
NME9/10[11]
Pitchfork Media7.0/10[12]
PopMatters8/10 discs[13]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[14]
Sputnikmusic3.0/5[15]

History[edit]

The album was announced on June 11, 2014.[4][16] The first single, "Trainwreck 1979", was released on July 8, and the second single, "Government Trash", was released on August 14.[citation needed] "Trainwreck 1979" impacted radio on August 5, 2014.[17]

The album was a long-listed nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.[18] It was named Rock Album of the Year for 2015 at the Juno Awards.[19]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Cheap Talk"3:15
2."Right On, Frankenstein!"3:05
3."Virgins"3:08
4."Always On"2:32
5."Crystal Ball"2:51
6."White Is Red"4:27
7."Trainwreck 1979"3:46
8."Nothin' Left"2:30
9."Government Trash"3:00
10."Gemini"2:25
11."The Physical World"4:51

Personnel[edit]

Death From Above 1979
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[21] 65
Japan (Oricon Albums Chart)[22] 145
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 37
US Billboard 200[24] 28
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[25] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaleski, Annie (September 9, 2014). "Death From Above 1979 both embraces and transcends its dance-punk roots". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  2. ^ Pace, J. (September 9, 2014). "The Physical World". Under the Radar. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Rock Duo Death From Above 1979: Being in a Band Together 'Is No Longer Repulsive'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  4. ^ a b "NME News Exclusive: Death From Above 1979 don't feel new album pressure because fans and press demanded it". NME. June 11, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Physical World - Death from Above 1979". Metacritic. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ Sendra, Tim. "The Physical World – Death from Above 1979". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Zaleski, Annie (September 9, 2014). "Death From Above 1979 both embraces and transcends its dance-punk roots". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ Diver, Mike (August 26, 2014). "Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World". Clash. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ Geffen, Sasha (September 7, 2014). "Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ Dennis, Jon (September 4, 2014). "Death from Above 1979: The Physical World review". The Guardian. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ Perry, Kevin EG (September 7, 2014). "Death from Above 1979 – 'The Physical World'". NME. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Heller, Jason (September 11, 2014). "Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  13. ^ Stevens, Nathan (September 16, 2014). "Death from Above 1979: The Physical World". PopMatters. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  14. ^ Dolan, Jon (September 9, 2014). "The Physical World". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ Rudy K. "Review: Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ Minsker, Evan; Camp, Zoe (June 11, 2014). "Death From Above 1979 Announce New Album The Physical World". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Announces 2015 Long List". Exclaim!, June 16, 2015.
  19. ^ "Junos award winners include Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber". CBC News, By David Bell, Apr 02, 2016
  20. ^ "Death from Above 1979 Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  22. ^ デス・フロム・アバヴ1979のランキング | ORICON STYLE (in Japanese; retrieved October 22, 2015)
  23. ^ "Death from Above 1979 | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  24. ^ "Death from Above 1979 Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  25. ^ "Death from Above 1979 Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  26. ^ "Death from Above 1979 Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2014.