You Fail Me
|You Fail Me|
|Studio album by Converge|
|Released||September 21, 2004|
|Producer||Kurt Ballou; Chris Moylan; Shawn Mosely|
|Pitchfork Media||8.0/10 link|
|Stylus Magazine||A link|
The record was the band's first to chart commercially, reaching a high of 171st place in the Billboard 200. It also charted at number 12 in the Top Heatseekers chart and number 16 in the Independent Albums listings.
All tracks written by Converge.
- "First Light" – 1:01
- "Last Light" – 3:33
- "Black Cloud" – 2:19
- "Drop Out" – 2:31
- "Hope Street" – 1:06
- "Heartless" – 2:28
- "You Fail Me" – 5:36
- "In Her Shadow" – 6:25
- "Eagles Become Vultures" – 2:10
- "Death King" – 2:07
- "In Her Blood" – 4:06
- "Hanging Moon" – 2:04
Joe Pazner of Stylus Magazine said that "Converge has emerged an impeccably pared-down case study in calculated cruelty, resourcefulness and cunning tempered by desperation. More than any record in their expansive catalog, You Fail Me stands as testament to the brutal necessities Converge has created to ensure its survival."
Adam Turner-Heffer of Sputnikmusic said that "They are as important as Botch and Palehorse in their own genres, and with [You Fail Me], they are here to prove it."
Pitchfork Media's Sam Ubl complimented the album by stating "Not only have Converge retained (even sharpened) their razorblade cut, they're now bolstered by a brawny low-end."
- Kurt Ballou – guitar, vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, theremin, engineering, production and mixing
- Jacob Bannon – vocals, lyrics and visuals
- Ben Koller – drums and percussion
- Nate Newton – bass guitar and vocals
- Alan Douches – mastering
- Matthew Ellard – mixing
- Shawn Moseley – piano and engineering
- Chris Moylan – engineering