We Know About the Need

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We Know About the Need
Studio album by Bracken
Released January 23, 2007 (2007-01-23)
Genre Post-rock
Length 42:49
Label Anticon
Producer Bracken
Bracken chronology
We Know About the Need
Exist Resist
Singles from We Know About the Need
  1. "Heathens"
    Released: November 14, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Cokemahineglow 65%[3]
Dusted Magazine mixed[4]
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10[5]
Stylus Magazine B-[6]
XLR8R 7/10[7]

We Know About the Need is the first studio album by English post-rock band Bracken. It was released on Anticon in 2007.


At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, We Know About the Need received an average score of 72% based on 9 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Marisa Brown of AllMusic said, "Bracken makes thoughtful, reflective music, like Brian Eno, or even fellow anticon labelmates Alias or cLOUDDEAD, music that refuses to sit entirely still, that attempts to convey the broad range of human emotion in the details of its composition, and, in the end, succeeds."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Of Athroll Slains" 3:54
2. "Heathens" 4:19
3. "(Int)" 0:06
4. "Fight or Flight" 6:15
5. "Safe Safe Safe" 4:30
6. "Music for Adverts" 1:03
7. "Evil Teeth" 6:30
8. "Four Thousand Style" 5:39
9. "La Monte Lament" 0:50
10. "Many Horses" 2:32
11. "Back on the Calder Line" 7:17


  1. ^ a b "We Know About The Need - Bracken". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Bracken - We Know About the Need". AllMusic. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Sinacola, Dom (March 17, 2007). "Bracken: We Know About the Need". Cokemachineglow. 
  4. ^ Dale, Jon (April 9, 2007). "Bracken - We Know About the Need". Dusted Magazine. 
  5. ^ Strew, Roque (January 19, 2007). "Bracken: We Know About the Need". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Orme, Mike (February 13, 2007). "Bracken: We Know About the Need". Stylus Magazine. 
  7. ^ Sisson, Patrick (April 26, 2007). "We Know About the Need". XLR8R. 

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