Attak is the twelfth studio album by German industrial band KMFDM, released on 19 March 2002 by Metropolis Records. The band's first album following a three-year hiatus, it was the first to feature member Lucia Cifarelli and the last to feature member Tim Sköld.

Attak
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Studio album by
Released19 March 2002 (2002-03-19)[1]
Recorded2001
StudioMoscozzi Studios, Seattle
Length50:25
LabelMetropolis
Producer
  • Sascha Konietzko
  • Tim Skold
  • Bill Rieflin
KMFDM chronology
Adios
(1999)
Attak
(2002)
WWIII
(2003)

HistoryEdit

The album was originally going to be titled Attaq and written in a Middle Eastern font, but was changed by Konietzko after the September 11 attacks, who explained that the band's history with the Columbine shootings would have made the original title "pretty fucking harsh".[2]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic56/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [4]
Rolling Stonefavorable[1]
Splendidunfavorable[5]

Attak received mixed reviews.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Attak/Reload"Lucia Cifarelli, Sascha Konietzko3:59
2."Skurk"Konietzko, Tim Sköld3:55
3."Dirty"Jules Hodgson, Konietzko, Bill Rieflin, Raymond Watts4:41
4."Urban Monkey Warfare"Cifarelli, Konietzko4:31
5."Save Me"Konietzko, Sköld5:42
6."Yohoho"Cifarelli, Konietzko, Watts4:16
7."Superhero"Cifarelli, Konietzko4:25
8."Sturm & Drang"Konietzko, Sköld3:57
9."Preach/Pervert"Konietzko, Watts4:30
10."Risen"Konietzko, Sköld5:59
11."Sleep"Cifarelli, Konietzko, Rieflin4:30
Total length:50:25

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Baltin, Steve (7 March 2002). "KMFDM Prepare to "Attak"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  2. ^ Freedland, Israel; Schneider, Justin. "KMFDM Reloads with: Attak". Hybrid. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Attak – KMFDM". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Attak Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  5. ^ Zahora, George (8 April 2002). "KMFDM: Attak". Archived from the original on 8 July 2003.

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