Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is the 2004 debut album by the American art rock band, TV on the Radio. The album, recorded at Headgear Studio in Brooklyn, was awarded the Shortlist Music Prize for 2004. It was released on CD, 12" vinyl and MP3 download formats. The CD is enhanced with two different quality QuickTime video files of the "Dreams" music video. The 12" features two records with the extra song "You Could Be Love" and a different track order from the CD. The MP3 version includes two extra songs not available on the CD. "Staring at the Sun" has the intro edited from the original version on Young Liars, and is the same version used on the single and video.

Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 9, 2004
RecordedAugust–September 2003
StudioHeadgear Studio, Brooklyn
Genre
Length47:04
LabelTouch and Go, 4AD
ProducerDavid Andrew Sitek
TV on the Radio chronology
Young Liars
(2003)
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
(2004)
Return to Cookie Mountain
(2006)
Singles from Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
  1. "Staring at the Sun"
    Released: June 28, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Blender[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA[5]
NME8/10[6]
The Observer[1]
Pitchfork7.8/10[7]
Q[8]
Rolling Stone[9]
Uncut[10]
The Village VoiceB[11]

As of 2009, sales in the United States have exceeded 116,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[12]

LegacyEdit

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[13]

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Wrong Way" – 4:38
  2. "Staring at the Sun" – 3:27
  3. "Dreams" – 5:09
  4. "King Eternal" – 4:28
  5. "Ambulance" – 4:55
  6. "Poppy" – 6:07
  7. "Don't Love You" – 5:31
  8. "Bomb Yourself" – 5:32
  9. "Wear You Out" – 7:22
  10. "You Could Be Love" (only available on the vinyl and MP3 versions)
  11. "Staring at the Sun (demo)" (only available on the MP3 version)

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Chart (2004) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 190

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Boden, Sarah (May 23, 2004). "TV on the radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". The Observer. Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Phares, Heather. "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes – TV on the Radio". AllMusic. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Reviews for Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes by TV on the Radio". Metacritic. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Wolk, Douglas (April 2004). "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Blender (25): 138. Archived from the original on November 18, 2004. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Hermes, Will (March 19, 2004). "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". NME: 55. June 5, 2004.
  7. ^ Dahlen, Chris (March 7, 2004). "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Q (216): 124. July 2004.
  9. ^ Caramanica, Jon (March 18, 2004). "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes : TV On The Radio". Rolling Stone (944). Archived from the original on February 22, 2005. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Uncut (86): 100. July 2004.
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 14, 2004). "Consumer Guide: Inter-Century Freundschaft". The Village Voice. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "Economic downturn claims Chicago indie label - Reuters".
  13. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (7 February 2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 24, 2022.

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