Black City (Division of Laura Lee album)

Black City is the debut album by Division of Laura Lee.[5] It was originally released on February 4, 2002 on Burning Heart Records. It was later released on February 19 in the US[6] and on December 18 in Japan.[7] It was produced by the band with the help of Kalle Gustafsson and Don Alstherberg.

Black City
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Studio album by
Released4 February 2002
Recordedat Svenska Grammofon Studion
GenreIndie rock, garage rock, post-punk revival
Length35:58
LabelBurning Heart
(BHR-146)
US: Epitaph
(82022)
JP: Victor Entertainment
(VICP-62149)
ProducerKalle Gustafsson, Don Alstherberg and Division of Laura Lee
Division of Laura Lee chronology
At the Royal Club
(1999)
Black City
(2002)
Das Not Compute
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound10/10[2]
Pitchfork6.7/10[3]
Punknews.org4.5/5 stars[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Need to Get Some" – 3:12
  2. "We've Been Planning This for Years" – 2:49
  3. "Number One" – 2:56
  4. "Trapped In" – 2:54
  5. "Access Identity" – 2:41
  6. "I Guess I'm Healed" – 3:59
  7. "The Truth Is Fucked" – 3:38
  8. "Black City" – 3:40
  9. "I Walk on Broken Glass" – 2:01
  10. "Second Rule Is" – 1:35
  11. "Pretty Electric" – 3:10
  12. "Wild and Crazy" – 3:28

PersonnelEdit

Band membersEdit

  • Per Stålberg - Vocals, Guitar, Slide guitar, e-bow and percussion
  • Jonas Gustafsson - Vocals, Bass, Fender rhodes, keyboards, piano and percussion
  • Håkan Johansson - Drums and percussion
  • Henrik Röstberg - Guitar, vocals and noise.

Additional personnelEdit

  • Kalle Gustafsson – additional vocals on Number One, Need To Get Some and Second Rule Is. Moog synthesizer and sound effects, producing, recording, mixing
  • Johannes Persson – percussion on I Guess I’m Healed, Black City and Need To Get Some, congas & handclaps on I Guess I’m Healed.
  • Anders Danielsson - pedal steel on I Guess I’m Healed.
  • Tuomas Siirilä – keyboards on Number One and Pretty Electric. Additional Guitar on Wild And Crazy.
  • David S. Holloway - photography
  • Björn Engelmann - mastering
  • Don Alstherberg - producing, recording, mixing
  • Prof. Yaya - design[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Graves, Karen E. "Black City - Division of Laura Lee". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Hocking, Mat. "Album Review: Division of Laura Lee - Black City". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 21 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Carr, Eric. "Division of Laura Lee: Black City". Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Sideleau, Brandon. "Division Of Laura Lee - Black City". Punknews.org. Retrieved 21 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Winter, Greg (16 September 2002). "Division of Laura Lee : Black City". CMJ New Music Report. p. 7. Retrieved 29 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Division Of Laura Lee - Black City | Epitaph Records". Epitaph. Retrieved 21 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "CDJapan : BLACK CITY DIVISION OF LAURA LEE CD Album". CDJapan. Retrieved 21 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Division Of Laura Lee – Black City (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 21 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)