Things We Lost in the Fire (album)

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Things We Lost in the Fire
Low - Things We Lost in the Fire.jpg
Studio album by Low
Released January 22, 2001
Genre Slowcore, dream pop
Length 54:19
Label Kranky
Producer Steve Albini
Low chronology
Secret Name
(1999)
Things We Lost in the Fire
(2001)
In the Fishtank 7
(2001)

Things We Lost in the Fire is a 2001 album by Low, their fifth full-length release. In 2006, the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sunflower" 4:39
2. "Whitetail" 5:03
3. "Dinosaur Act" 4:13
4. "Medicine Magazines" 4:33
5. "Laser Beam" 2:54
6. "July" 5:35
7. "Embrace" 5:37
8. "Whore" 4:23
9. "Kind of Girl" 3:30
10. "Like a Forest" 2:27
11. "Closer" 5:06
12. "Untitled" 0:46
13. "In Metal" 4:19

Recording information[edit]

Engineered by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.[2]

Editions[edit]

Some overseas editions of the album contain the additional tracks "Overhead" and "Don't Carry It All", which were B-sides of the "Dinosaur Act" single, and were also published later on the 2004 box set of rarities, A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides and Rarities.[citation needed] These two tracks were also included on the vinyl LP release of the album. This is a three-sided album, with the fourth side containing the song lyrics etched into the vinyl.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 87/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 4/5[5]
Chicago Sun-Times 3.5/4 stars[6]
Entertainment Weekly A−[7]
NME 9/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10[9]
Spin 8/10[10]

Things We Lost in the Fire garnered a score of 87 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim".[3] Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Things We Lost in the Fire at number 117 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[11] Things We Lost in the Fire was listed on NME'S "Darkest Albums Ever: 50 of the Best" at number 36. [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/dont-look-back-teenage-fanclub-the-forum-br-tortoise-amp-low-koko-london--none-onestar-twostar-threestar-fivestar-409587.html
  2. ^ "Things We Lost in the Fire". Sub Pop Records website. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Things We Lost in the Fire by Low". Metacritic. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Things We Lost in the Fire – Low". AllMusic. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Low: Things We Lost in the Fire". Alternative Press (153): 78. April 2001. 
  6. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (February 25, 2001). "Low, 'Things We Lost in the Fire' (Kranky)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 11, 2013. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Tucker, Ken (February 16, 2001). "Things We Lost in the Fire". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ Long, April (February 3, 2001). "Low : Things We Lost In The Fire". NME. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (January 21, 2001). "Low: Things We Lost in the Fire". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ Salamon, Jeff (April 2001). "Low: Things We Lost in the Fire". Spin. 17 (4): 158–61. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.nme.com/list/darkest-albums-ever-50-of-the-best/203156/page/2