Them vs. You vs. Me

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Them vs. You vs. Me
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 6, 2007
RecordedChicago, 2006
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock, funk rock, post-grunge
Length40:24
44:36 (Canada)
LabelWind-Up
ProducerJohnny K
Finger Eleven chronology
Finger Eleven
(2003)
Them vs. You vs. Me
(2007)
Life Turns Electric
(2010)
Singles from Them vs. You vs. Me
  1. "Paralyzer"
    Released: February 28, 2007
  2. "Falling On"
    Released: June 28, 2007
  3. "I'll Keep Your Memory Vague"
    Released: October 2007 (Canada) February 5, 2008 (U.S.)
  4. "Talking to the Walls"
    Released: March 2008 (Canada)

Them vs. You vs. Me is the fourth full-length studio album from Canadian alternative rock band Finger Eleven. The album was initially rumoured to be titled Sense of a Spark. The album was released on March 6, 2007. As of May 17, 2008, the album has sold 650,342 copies in the United States and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

The album won the 2008 Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]

AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine was conflicted with the album, praising the flourishes of disco-rock and funk in tracks like "Paralyzer" and "Lost My Way" but felt there wasn't enough of it in "a collection of otherwise colorless but capable by-the-book alt-rock", concluding with: "So, the variety of rhythms, along with the increasing emphasis on acoustic-based power ballads, gives Them vs. You vs. Me the greatest musical variety of any Finger Eleven record, but they remain boxed in by their good intentions: they remain a group that's too polite to dislike but too well-mannered to remember."[1] Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly said of the band's change in musical direction throughout the record, "Mostly, though, their newfound malleability results in cravenly radio-baiting ballads like ”I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague” — a title that may also describe listeners’ reaction to this forgettable fare."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Finger Eleven.

No.TitleLength
1."Paralyzer"3:28
2."Falling On"3:07
3."I'll Keep Your Memory Vague"3:46
4."Lost My Way"4:00
5."So-So Suicide"3:15
6."Window Song"3:39
7."Sense of a Spark"2:55
8."Talking to the Walls"4:04
9."Change the World"3:46
10."Gather & Give"3:11
11."Easy Life"5:12
Total length:40:24

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Change the World [Acoustic Mix]" - 3:43 (Canada and iTunes deluxe version)
  2. "Sacrifice [B-Side]" - 3:45 (Canada, UK, and iTunes deluxe version)
  3. "Them vs. You vs. Me" - 4:12 (Canada, UK, and iTunes deluxe version)
  4. "Falling On [Live]" - 3:18 (Canada and iTunes deluxe version)
  5. "Paralyzer [Live]" - 3:34 (Canada and iTunes deluxe version)

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Year Chart Peak
position
2007 Canadian Albums Chart[3] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 17
US Billboard 200[3] 31
2008 Australian Albums Chart[5] 37
Singles
Song (2007) CAN
[6]
AUS
[5]
NZ
[4]
US
[7]
US Alt.
[8]
US Pop
[9]
"Paralyzer" 3 12 7 6 1 5
"Falling On" 36 31
"I'll Keep Your Memory Vague" 12 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Them vs. You vs. Me - Finger Eleven". AllMusic. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Willman, Chris (March 9, 2007). "Them vs. You vs. Me". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Them vs. You vs. Me - Finger Eleven". Billboard.
  4. ^ a b "New Zealand albums chart". charts.org.nz.
  5. ^ a b "Australian chart positions". australian-charts.com.
  6. ^ "Finger Eleven Canadian Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Finger Eleven Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Finger Eleven Alternative Songs Chart History". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Finger Eleven Pop Songs Chart History". Billboard.