The Great Destroyer


The Great Destroyer
This article is about the album. For the machinima character, see List of characters in Red vs. Blue#The Great Destroyer. For the Nine Inch Nails song, see Year Zero.
The Great Destroyer
Studio album by Low
Released January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)
Recorded 2004
Genre Slowcore
Length 52:48
Label Sub Pop
Producer Dave Fridmann
Low chronology
Trust
(2002)
The Great Destroyer
(2005)
Drums & Guns
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (5.5/10) [2]
Robert Christgau (dud) [3]

The Great Destroyer is a 2005 album by the slowcore band Low. It was their first recording on Sub Pop Records.[1] "California", a song about Sparhawk's mother, was the first single, backed with a demo of "Cue the Strings".[4] A remix EP of "Monkey", entitled "Tonight the Monkeys Die", soon followed.[5] Music videos were created for both.[4][5]

The title of the album (as well as the song "Silver Rider") is taken from the story within the album art.[6]

In March 2009, the album had scored an 82 out of 100 (or "universal acclaim") on Metacritic.[7]

Track listing

  1. "Monkey" – 4:19
  2. "California" – 3:23
  3. "Everybody's Song" – 3:55
  4. "Silver Rider" – 5:03
  5. "Just Stand Back" – 3:04
  6. "On the Edge Of" – 3:49
  7. "Cue the Strings" – 3:30
  8. "Step" – 3:18
  9. "When I Go Deaf" – 4:41
  10. "Broadway (So Many People)" – 7:14
  11. "Pissing" – 5:08
  12. "Death of a Salesman" – 2:28
  13. "Walk into the Sea" – 2:56

Charts

Charts (2005) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) (Ultratop 50)[8] 67
France (SNEP)[9] 190
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 30
United Kingdom (OCC)[11] 72
United States Billboard Top Heatseekers[12] 13
Billboard Top Independent Albums[12] 19

References


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