United by Fate

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United by Fate
UnitedByFate.jpg
Studio album by Rival Schools
Released August 28, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Post-hardcore, punk rock, indie rock, alternative rock, emo
Length 41:38
Label Island
Producer Luke Ebbin
Rival Schools chronology
Rival Schools United by Onelinedrawing
(2001)
United by Fate
(2001)
Pedals
(2011)
Singles from United by Fate
  1. "Used for Glue"
    Released: August 1, 2001
  2. "Good Things"
    Released: August 20, 2002

United by Fate is the debut album from by post-hardcore band Rival Schools. The album was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Luke Ebbin.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music (favorable)[3]
LAS Magazine Favorable [4]
Pitchfork Media 6.3/10 stars[5]
Punknews 4/5 stars[6]

"Used for Glue" and "Good Things" were released as singles, which charted at #42 and #74, respectively, on the UK Singles Chart.[7]

NME listed the album as one of "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time".[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rival Schools.

No. Title Length
1. "Travel by Telephone" 2:47
2. "Everything Has Its Point" 3:21
3. "High Acetate" 1:53
4. "Undercovers On" 5:30
5. "Good Things" 3:43
6. "Used for Glue" 3:18
7. "World Invitational" 3:35
8. "The Switch" 3:04
9. "Holding Sand" 3:43
10. "My Echo" 1:59
11. "Favorite Star" 2:58
12. "So Down On" 3:19
13. "Hooligans for Life" 2:28
Total length: 41:38

Promo sampler

Sold during the band's 2001 tour prior to the album's release.[10]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United by Fate - Rival Schools|Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ J. D'Angelo, Peter. "Rival Schools - United by Fate". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2001-08-18. 
  3. ^ Smith, Jack. "Rival Schools United By Fate Review". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2001-08-26. 
  4. ^ LAS Magazine review
  5. ^ Dlugacz, Adam (October 2, 2001). "Rival Schools: United by Fate". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hein. "Rival Schools - United by Fate". punknews.org. Retrieved 2001-08-07. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 464. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time". NME.com. January 14, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "United by Fate [Bonus Track] - Rival Schools". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rival Schools - United By Fate Sampler (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved August 29, 2014.