They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

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They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
Liars - They Were Wrong, So We Drowned.jpg
Studio album by Liars
Released February 24, 2004
Recorded May 2003
Genre Noise rock, experimental rock
Length 40:42
Label Mute Records
Producer David Sitek, Liars
Liars chronology
Fins to Make Us More Fish-Like
(2002)Fins to Make Us More Fish-Like2002
They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
(2004)
Drum's Not Dead
(2006)Drum's Not Dead2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3/5[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Mojo 3/5 stars[5]
NME 6/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 6.3/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[9]
Spin F[10]
Uncut 3/5 stars[11]

They Were Wrong, So We Drowned is the second album by noise rock band Liars, released in 2004.

The album takes the form of a very loose concept album concerning witchcraft upon The Brocken (a mountain) during Walpurgis Night, and tales of witch trials in the area around the Harz Mountains in Germany. The recording coincided with the band's relocation from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the woods of rural New Jersey, which also inspired the initial direction of the album.

The focus upon the Brocken legends came when one of the band members mistakenly entered "Brocken Witch" into a search engine while researching the song "Broken Witch".

The album received extremely mixed reviews and sold poorly compared to their debut. However, after the following album, Drum's Not Dead, was released, this album received more attention and the opinion turned more positive.[citation needed]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Broken Witch" – 6:10
  2. "Steam Rose from the Lifeless Cloak" – 2:49
  3. "There's Always Room on the Broom" – 3:05
  4. "If You're a Wizard Then Why Do You Wear Glasses?" – 2:11
  5. "We Fenced Other Gardens with the Bones of Our Own" – 5:28
  6. "They Don't Want Your Corn, They Want Your Kids" – 2:38
  7. "Read the Book That Wrote Itself" – 3:09
  8. "Hold Hands and It Will Happen Anyway" – 4:51
  9. "They Took 14 for the Rest of Our Lives" – 4:09
  10. "Flow My Tears, the Spider Said" – 6:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for They Were Wrong, So We Drowned by Liars". Metacritic. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "They Were Wrong, So We Drowned – Liars". AllMusic. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Liars: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned". Alternative Press (188): 110. March 2004. 
  4. ^ Fury, Jeanne (February 27, 2004). "They Were Wrong So We Drowned". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Liars: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned". Mojo (124): 101. March 2004. 
  6. ^ Pattison, Louis. "Liars : They Were Wrong So We Drowned". NME. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ Carr, Eric (February 23, 2004). "Liars: They Were Wrong So We Drowned". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Liars: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned". Q (212): 107. March 2004. 
  9. ^ Hoard, Christian (March 4, 2004). "Liars: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 30, 2008. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Breakdown". Spin. 20 (30): 96. March 2004. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Liars: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned". Uncut (83): 101. April 2004. 
  12. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (7 February 2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5. 

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