We Can Do Anything

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We Can Do Anything
We Can Do Anything cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2016
LabelPIAS America
Violent Femmes chronology
Happy New Year
We Can Do Anything
2 Mics & the Truth

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.


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


Professional ratings
Review scores

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 are written by Gordon Gano unless otherwise indicated.

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


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


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


  1. ^ a b Bray, Ryan (March 4, 2016). "Album Review: Violent Femmes – We Can Do Anything". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Blistein, Jon (December 17, 2015). "Violent Femmes Announce First LP in 15 Years, 'We Can Do Anything'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Reed, James (June 25, 2015). "Drummer Viglione Good Fit For Violent Femmes". Boston Globe. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "We Can Do Anything Review". Allmusic.
  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.