Death From Above 1979-The Physical World (2014)

My Rating:  59% (D+)

Pitchfork Rating: 70%

Rolling Stone Rating: 60%

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 63%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Cheap Talk
  2. Right On, Frankenstein!
  3. Virgins
  4. Always On
  5. Crystal Ball
  6. White Is Red
  7. Trainwreck 1979
  8. Nothing Left
  9. Government Trash
  10. Gemini
  11. The Physical World

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

In the mood for some pop punk.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Love it! Their marketing is probably the best part of their band.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:


Final Thoughts:

Death From Above 1979 has this kind of Where’s Fluffy (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) mystique about them. When I first moved to Vancouver all I could see was posters with this album cover on it, I had no idea what it was. Finally I sat down and listened to The Physical World, and after all these years I can say that it’s kind of a big bowl of meh. I like some songs but overall their marketing is just way better than their actual music. I wish I could go back to living in the bubble, but part of being an adult is seeing things as they are. Oh well their album covers are still rad.

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