They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top

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They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
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Studio album by Liars
Released October 30, 2001
Recorded June 30, 2001–July 1, 2001
Genre
Length 51:32
Label Gern Blandsten, Blast First
Liars chronology
They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
(2001)
Fins to Make Us More Fish-Like
(2002)Fins to Make Us More Fish-Like2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press8/10[3]
Blender3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork8.1/10[8]
Q3/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[10]
Uncut4.5/5 stars[11]

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.[12]

The album received positive reviews from publications such as AllMusic and Pitchfork Media, which cemented the band's place in recent American music.[2][8] 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."[13] The Yeah Yeah Yeahs covered the song "Mr. Your on Fire Mr." [sic], which was released as a B-side of their single "Pin".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Grown Men Don't Fall in the River, Just Like That" – 3:03
  2. "Mr. Your on Fire Mr."[2][14] – 2:27
  3. "Loose Nuts on the Veladrome" – 2:19
  4. "The Garden Was Crowded and Outside" – 2:44
  5. "Tumbling Walls Buried Me in the Debris with ESG" – 4:05 (vocal cover of an ESG song)
  6. "Nothing Is Ever Lost or Can Be Lost My Science Friend" – 3:03
  7. "We Live NE of Compton" – 3:01
  8. "Why Midnight Walked But Didn't Ring Her Bell" – 0:51
  9. "This Dust Makes That Mud" – 30:07

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top by Liars". Metacritic. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c D'Angelo, Peter. "They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top – Liars". AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Put a Monument on Top". Alternative Press (170): 81. September 2002.
  4. ^ Hoard, Christian (September 2002). "The Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Put a Monument on Top". Blender (9): 150. Archived from the original on June 19, 2004. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Hermes, Will (August 16, 2002). "They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top / Black City". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  6. ^ Simpson, Dave (August 16, 2002). "The Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Put a Monument on Top". The Guardian. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Fox, Jason (August 17, 2002). "Liars : They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top". NME. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Dahlen, Chris (July 17, 2002). "Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  9. ^ "Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Put a Monument on Top". Q (194): 109. September 2002.
  10. ^ Sheffield, Rob (September 5, 2002). "Liars: They Threw Us All In A Trench & Stuck A Monument On Top". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 30, 2003. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  11. ^ "Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Put a Monument on Top". Uncut (64): 109. September 2002.
  12. ^ Turner, Luke (16 April 2014). "No Barrier Fun: Angus Andrew of Liars' Favourite LPs". The Quietus. p. 12. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  14. ^ Mr. Your on Fire Mr. | AllMusic