We Are the Same

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We Are the Same
We Are The Same.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 7, 2009
RecordedAugust–October 2008
StudioThe Bathouse, Bath, Ontario
ProducerBob Rock
The Tragically Hip chronology
World Container
We Are the Same
Now for Plan A
Singles from We Are the Same
  1. "Love Is a First"
    Released: 2009
  2. "Morning Moon"
    Released: 2009
  3. "Speed River"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Buffalo News(favourable)[2]
Jam!3/5 stars[3]
The Toronto Star3/4 stars[4]
The Vancouver Sun3/5 stars[5]

We Are the Same is the eleventh full-length studio album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, released April 7, 2009 on Universal Music Canada, and by Zoë Records in the United States. The album was recorded at The Bathouse Recording Studio in Bath, Ontario with producer Bob Rock.[6]

The opening track, "Morning Moon", was released on the band's website in advance of the album's release. The first single, "Love Is a First", was released February 27, 2009 and peaked at #22 on the Canadian Hot 100.

On April 6, 2009, to coincide with the release of We Are the Same, The Tragically Hip performed at The Bathouse Recording Studio in a concert that was screened live in Cineplex theatres across Canada.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold just under 27,000 copies in its first week[8] and debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart,[9] making it the band's eighth #1 on the chart. In the U.S. it peaked at #148 on the Billboard 200.[9] The album reached platinum certification in Canada the year it was released.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."Morning Moon"4:01
2."Honey, Please"4:00
3."The Last Recluse"3:49
4."Coffee Girl"3:46
5."Now the Struggle Has a Name"6:04
6."The Depression Suite"9:27
7."The Exact Feeling"3:55
8."Queen of the Furrows"4:12
9."Speed River"4:28
10."Frozen in My Tracks"4:04
11."Love Is a First"3:43
12."Country Day"5:18
Total length:57:21
iTunes and Telus pre-order bonus tracks
14."Skeleton Park"3:47
Total length:63:37



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Buffalo News review
  3. ^ Jam! review
  4. ^ The Toronto Star review
  5. ^ The Vancouver Sun review
  6. ^ (February 12, 2009). "New Tragically Hip Album in April". Chart.
  7. ^ Clare Hill (March 19, 2009). "Ever want to see the Tragically Hip play live from The Bathouse?". National Post.
  8. ^ "The Hip's 'Same' hits No. 1". Jam!. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  9. ^ a b "We Are the Same - The Tragically Hip". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification - May 2009". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  11. ^ "The Tragically Hip Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "The Tragically Hip Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "Top Canadian Albums – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.