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We're All in This Alone

  • 1. Tokyo WA
    2. Sasha Goes Too Far / It Could Be The Nights
    3. Idiot Heart
    4. Baby, I Know What You're Thinking
    5. My Tattered Heart and Torn Parts
    6. Williamsburgh
    7. Bigger City, A
    8. Everything We Used to Be
    9. You Singled Me Out
    10. I Hope That You Remember to Forget
    11. Yoko's in the Band
    12. Assisted Living
    13. All Heart, No Eyes
    14. Where You'll Land
    15. Hoshi No Oto
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 111

  • Credits

    The Mendoza Line: Timothy Bracy, Lori Carrier, Paul Deppler, Andres Galdames, Peter Hoffman, Margaret Maurice, Shannon McArdle.
    Additional personnel includes: Robert Duskworth, Jerry Kee, Ian Styne, Jackie Linge, Dottie Bea, Zachary Gresham, Greg Harmelink, Ryan Lewis, Andy Baker, Chris Bishop, Jeff Griggs, Ballard Lesemann, William Tonks, Sean Rawls, John Neff, Philip McArdle, Jessica Slavich.
    Engineers include: Gerald Kee, Greg Harmelink, Andy Baker.
    The Mendoza Line has for so long made charmingly homespun if ultimately insignificant pop records that the woozy beauty and emotional depth of We're All in This Alone is nothing short of revelatory; the product of the band's near breakup and relocation from their native Georgia to Brooklyn (all crowding into the same apartment, no less), the album channels their interpersonal turmoil into a gorgeously understated examination of the sexual dynamics that divide and conquer men and women alike. The songs proceed in point/counterpoint fashion, with Margaret Maurice and Shannon McArdle contributing the distaff perspective while Timothy Bracy and Peter Hoffman refute the charges; the debate culminates with the record's centerpiece, the lovely "Where You'll Land," in which both sides at the very least agree that it will all end in tears, regardless of where the blame lies. The wise-ass bite of the lyrics and the ramshackle radiance of the band's spaciously jangly melodies mask the bitter truths at the heart of We're All in This Alone; in outlining the essential differences that separate the sexes, the Mendoza Line's songs feed on resignation and recrimination. The irony, of course, is that the same things that hold the band's music together drive the band's members (and their respective genders) farther apart. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (12/00, p.104) - 3 out of 5 - "...Multifaceted and melodious songs are sung by innocent-sounding boys and girls...and with each passing track, the disc continues to get stronger and more interesting."
    CMJ (8/00, p.65) - "...Songs whose dreamy, mush-mouthed presentation masks emotional viciousness that appears to be directed at one another....All this conflict...seems to have fermented the band just enough to give it the bite it needs..."
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