March 19, 1996
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Album Review

Barenaked Ladies' third album, Born on a Pirate Ship, was recorded during a period of personnel instability and misgivings over the band's artistic direction. The Toronto group attempts humor in the manner of 1992's Gordon and include reworked versions of early material like "Shoe Box," which had originally appeared on the band's 1990 demo. The wistful "The Old Apartment" and the tender Robertson ballad "When I Fall" further develop the group's ability to wring tenderness and angst out of unexpected situations.
Stewart Mason, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Stomach Vs. Heart
  2. Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank
  3. I Know
  4. This Is Where It Ends
  5. When I Fall
  6. I Live With It Every Day
  7. The Old Apartment
  8. Call Me Calmly
  9. Break Your Heart
  10. Spider in My Room
  11. Same Thing
  12. Just a Toy
  13. In the Drink
  14. Shoe Box
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