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Make Up the Breakdown is the debut mass-produced album by Hot Hot Heat, following the release of the Knock Knock Knock EP. It was released on October 8, 2002. It was ranked the 20th best album of the year on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2002.[12]

Make Up the Breakdown
Hot Hot Heat Make Up the Breakdown.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 2002
Recorded2002
GenreArt punk, indie rock, new wave
Length32:00
LabelSub Pop
ProducerHot Hot Heat,
Jack Endino
Hot Hot Heat chronology
Knock Knock Knock
(2002)
Make Up the Breakdown
(2002)
Elevator
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[5]
Mojo3/5 stars[6]
NME9/10[7]
Pitchfork8.7/10[8]
Q3/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
Spin8/10[11]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Naked in the City Again"3:13
2."No, Not Now"2:34
3."Get In or Get Out"2:52
4."Bandages"3:35
5."Oh, Goddamnit"2:31
6."Aveda"2:51
7."This Town"3:11
8."Talk to Me, Dance with Me"2:49
9."Save Us S.O.S."3:47
10."In Cairo"4:54

PersonnelEdit

  • Hot Hot Heat – producer
  • Craig Aaronson – A&R
  • Ed Brooks – mastering
  • Jack Endino – producer, engineer, mixing
  • John Goodmanson – mixing
  • Patrick Hawley
  • Tony Kiewel – A&R
  • Jesse LeDoux – design
  • Brian Tamborello – photography
  • Christopher Walla – engineer, mixing

ChartsEdit

AlbumEdit

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2003 Heatseekers 8
2003 The Billboard 200 146
2004 Top Heatseekers 3
2004 Top Independent Albums 5

SinglesEdit

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Bandages" Modern Rock Tracks 19
2003 "Talk to Me, Dance with Me" Modern Rock Tracks 33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reviews for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat". Metacritic. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Make Up the Breakdown – Hot Hot Heat". AllMusic. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown". Entertainment Weekly: 14. November 2002.
  4. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (March 28, 2003). "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown". The Guardian. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Bronson, Kevin (October 13, 2002). "Hot Hot Heat 'Make Up the Breakdown' SubPop". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown". Mojo (113): 98. April 2003.
  7. ^ Johns, Darren (April 8, 2003). "Hot Hot Heat : Make Up The Breakdown". NME. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  8. ^ Mitchum, Rob (November 10, 2002). "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  9. ^ "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown". Q (201): 109. April 2003.
  10. ^ Caramanica, Jon (December 12, 2002). "Hot Hot Heat: Make Up The Breakdown". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 27, 2007. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  11. ^ Pappademas, Alex (December 2002). "Hot Hot Heat, 'Make Up the Breakdown' (Sub Pop)". Spin. 18 (12): 138. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2002". Pitchfork. 1 January 2003.