We Can Do Anything

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We Can Do Anything
We Can Do Anything cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2016
GenreRock
Length31:53
LabelPIAS America
Violent Femmes chronology
Happy New Year
(2015)
We Can Do Anything
(2016)
2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged in America
(2017)

We Can Do Anything is the ninth studio album by U.S. band Violent Femmes, released March 4, 2016.[1] It is the band's first studio album since 2000's Freak Magnet.[2] “We Can Do Anything” features Boston based drummer, Brian Viglione, [3] best known for his work with The Dresden Dolls.

Artwork[edit]

The cover artwork is by Barenaked Ladies multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn with whom Violent Femmes toured in 2015.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]

Consequence of Sound described the album as one that "ebbs and flows, but in the end, it has enough going for it to merit its existence".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gordon Gano unless otherwise indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Memory" 3:03
2."I Could Be Anything" 3:42
3."Issues"Gano, Kevin Griffin, Sam Hollander3:05
4."Holy Ghost"Gano, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz2:35
5."What You Really Mean"Cynthia Gayneau3:51
6."Foothills"Gano, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz2:43
7."Traveling Solves Everything" 2:58
8."Big Car" 2:55
9."Untrue Love" 3:16
10."I'm Not Done" 2:12

Personnel[edit]

The Horns of Dilemma

  • John Sparrow – cajon
  • Jeff Hamilton – acoustic guitar, mandolin, 6 string banjo, ukulele, vocals, percussion
  • Blaise Garza – contrabass, bass, baritone and tenor saxophones
  • Kevin Hearn – accordion, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, vocals
  • Paul Cebar – electric 12-string guitar

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 59
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 153
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 147
US Billboard 200[8] 184

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bray, Ryan (March 4, 2016). "Album Review: Violent Femmes – We Can Do Anything". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ a b "Violent Femmes Announce First LP in 15 Years, 'We Can Do Anything'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  3. ^ "Drummer Viglione Good Fit For Violent Femmes". www.bostonglobe.com. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  4. ^ allmusic rev
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (March 12, 2016). "ARIA Albums: The Cat Empire Debuts at No 1". Noise11. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Violent Femmes – We Can Do Anything" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Violent Femmes – We Can Do Anything" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "Violent Femmes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2016.