Exploding Head

Exploding Head is the second album from the noise rock band A Place to Bury Strangers. It is their first release on a major label and the first album for their new label Mute Records. "In Your Heart" was released as the first single and "Keep Slipping Away" was released as a single on Monday 7 December 2009 in the UK. The album was a critical success and on Metacritic received a score of 79 out of 100, based on reviews from 16 critics.[1]

Exploding Head
Studio album by
Released6 October 2009
Recorded2008 - 2009
GenreNoise rock
Post-punk revival
ProducerAndy Smith
A Place to Bury Strangers chronology
A Place to Bury Strangers
Exploding Head
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link
BBC(favourable) link
CHARTattack link
Drowned in Sound(9/10) link
Pitchfork Media(6.6/10) link
PopMatters(7/10) link
Rock Sound(9/10)
Spin link
Tiny Mix Tapes link

Track listing

1."It Is Nothing"3:08
2."In Your Heart"3:10
3."Lost Feeling"5:13
5."Keep Slipping Away"4:35
6."Ego Death"5:42
7."Smile When You Smile"4:51
8."Everything Always Goes Wrong"3:40
9."Exploding Head"3:33
10."I Lived My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart"5:38

Japan bonus tracks

11."It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with a Place to Bury Strangers"4:24
13."Hit the Ground"4:29
14."Strictly Looks"4:14
15."You Still Love Me"2:37
16."Keep Slipping Away" (South Central Remix)4:40


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