We'll Live and Die in These Towns

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We'll Live and Die in These Towns
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Studio album by
Released9 July 2007
GenreIndie rock, punk rock
Length37:11
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerBarny, Owen Morris, Matt Terry
The Enemy chronology
We'll Live and Die in These Towns
(2007)
Music for the People
(2009)
Singles from We'll Live and Die in These Towns
  1. "40 Days and 40 Nights"
    Released: 2006
  2. "It's Not OK"
    Released: 2007
  3. "Away from Here"
    Released: 2007
  4. "Had Enough"
    Released: 2007
  5. "You're Not Alone"
    Released: 2007
  6. "We'll Live and Die in These Towns"
    Released: 2007
  7. "This Song"
    Released: 2008

We'll Live And Die In These Towns is the debut album of British indie rock band The Enemy, released on 9 July 2007. It went to number #1 on its first week of release in the British album charts. It peaked at #34 on the World Album Chart.

The album reached #75 in the UK end of year chart selling around 222,000 copies in 2007. In February 2008 it was given platinum certification meaning sales of over 300,000 copies.

A low-quality version of the full album was leaked on 3 July, containing both demo and non-album versions of particular songs.

For the single release of "This Song" it was renamed "This Song Is About You".

The song "Aggro" is featured in the game Guitar Hero World Tour.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic61/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound(4/10)[3]
Gigwise.com2.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
NME(8/10)[6]
Uncut2/5 stars[7]
Yahoo! Music UK(6/10)[8]
Stereology(8/10)[9]

Critical response to We'll Live and Die in These Towns tended toward the positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 61, based on 11 reviews.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Aggro" – 3:25
  2. "Away From Here" – 3:02
  3. "Pressure" – 3:18
  4. "Had Enough" - 2:39
  5. "We'll Live and Die in These Towns" – 3:54
  6. "You're Not Alone" – 3:44
  7. "It's Not OK" – 3:35
  8. "Technodanceaphobic" – 2:34
  9. "40 Days and 40 Nights" – 3:36
  10. "This Song" – 4:25
  11. "Happy Birthday Jane" – 2:59

Bonus tracks:

  1. "Five Years" (David Bowie cover) - 4:31
  2. "Fear Killed the Youth of our Nation" - 3:31

Writers[edit]

All songs written by Tom Clarke[10][11]

Signing Session[edit]

On 9 July, the day of release of the album, the band played a special set at HMV Oxford Street in London and in Coventry.

The album 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' went to number 1 on 15 July.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Enemy:We'll Live and Die in These Towns (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". Archived from the original on 8 July 2007. Retrieved 6 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Gigwise.com review".
  5. ^ Clarke, Betty (13 July 2007). "CD: The Enemy, We'll Live and Die in These Towns". the Guardian.
  6. ^ "The Enemy: We'll Live And Die In These Towns - NME". NME.
  7. ^ "Uncut review".
  8. ^ "Celebrity - Yahoo News UK". uk.launch.yahoo.com.
  9. ^ "Stereology review". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  10. ^ Enemy, The (6) – We'll Live And Die In These Towns. Discogs. Retrieved 13 April 2014
  11. ^ The Enemy: We'll Live and Die in These Towns - credits. AllMusic. Retrieved 13 April 2014