They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top is the first album by dance-punk band Liars. The album was first released in October 2001 by Gern Blandsten Records and later re-released in 2002 by English label Blast First. It displays the band in its original line-up with singer Angus Andrew, guitarist Aaron Hemphill, bassist Pat Noecker (currently in These Are Powers), and drummer Ron Albertson.
Underworld's album Beaucoup Fish (1999) was credited by Angus Andrew as the foremost influential album on They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top.
The album received positive reviews from publications such as AllMusic and Pitchfork Media, which cemented the band's place in recent American music.Robert Christgau of The Village Voice gave the album a two-star honorable mention rating and remarked: "Not a bad trick—tension-and-release that never lets go." The Yeah Yeah Yeahs covered the song "Mr. Your on Fire Mr." [sic], which was released as a B-side of their single "Pin".