United by Fate

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United by Fate
UnitedByFate.jpg
Studio album by Rival Schools
Released August 28, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre
Length 41:38
Label Island
Producer Luke Ebbin
Rival Schools chronology
Rival Schools United by Onelinedrawing
(2001)Rival Schools United by Onelinedrawing2001
United by Fate
(2001)
Pedals
(2011)Pedals2011
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]
Melodic 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 6.3/10 stars[6]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars[7]

"Used for Glue" and "Good Things" were released as singles, which charted at #42 and #74, respectively, on the UK Singles Chart.[8]

NME listed the album as one of "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time".[9]

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.[11]

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. ^ Wippsson, Johan (2001). "Rival Schools - United by Fate". Melodic. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ Dlugacz, Adam (October 2, 2001). "Rival Schools: United by Fate". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Hein. "Rival Schools - United by Fate". punknews.org. Retrieved 2001-08-07. 
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 464. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  9. ^ "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time". NME.com. January 14, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ "United by Fate [Bonus Track] - Rival Schools". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rival Schools - United By Fate Sampler (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved August 29, 2014.