David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #36 / 968
Year End Rank: #17
User Score
Based on 89 ratings
2011 Ratings: #79
June 7, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador / Label
Hardcore Punk / Genres
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A.V. Club

David Comes To Life is Fucked Up’s most musically accessible album wrapped up in its most fearlessly pretentious and flat-out incomprehensible concept.

Beats Per Minute

David Comes To Life is a liberating album that represents a giant step forward in every genre that it tackles and incorporates.


It's one 
of the most overly complicated hard-rock records 
of the past ten years. It's also one of the best.


The greatest testament to David Comes to Life is how it feels like there’s more and more to it, even when you’re already on sensory overload as it is.


David Comes to Life is absolutely worth the commitment, a convincing demonstration of what can happen when a band works without limitations.

Consequence of Sound

But more than any theoretical narrative or concept, this is a rock album at heart, and it certainly does rock


The hooky riffs and unforgiving pace make it a fantastic rock album in itself.


Hardcore Punk Musical Time I Guess?

This is my first dance with Fucked Up (which seems fitting since this is the first review of my recommendation/must hears/classic series The Bucket List), and before I even start the review...what a fucking BAND NAME! Fucked Up may be my new favorite band name of all time, aside from maybe King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Band name aside, this is the first album i'm listening by these guys/gals from Toronto...and honestly I ... read more
Another of my first music snob albums, this time recommended by Pitchfork; that site governed my music taste for a while, until I really got into Fantano and AOTY.
A bit of a one-note album but I still find it very jubilant and nostalgic.
Space Vacation
I've been listening to a tonne of astounding music the last few weeks.

Although a 90/100 is nothing to scoff at I honestly feel like this deserves more and will likely be elevated the more I listen, despite having it on repeat the last several days.

The Other Shoe is one of my all-time favourite songs, it is THAT good.

Damian Abraham has an absurdly massive musical IQ, I have found a lot of good music because of him and he puts it on display quite heavily throughout the rewarding 77+ minute ... read more
So this is Hardcore punk hmmm.. I like it
It might seem weird at first, but it's interesting and you can't exactly leave it, and you'll be back listening. And you will grow to appreciate it.
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Track List

  1. Let Her Rest 
  2. Queen Of Hearts 
  3. Under My Nose 
  4. The Other Shoe 
  5. Turn The Season 
  6. Running On Nothing 
  7. Remember My Name 
  8. A Slanted Tone 
  9. Serve Me Right 
  10. Truth I Know 
  11. Life In Paper 
  12. Ship Of Fools 
  13. A Little Death 
  14. I Was There 
  15. Inside A Frame 
  16. The Recursive Girl 
  17. One More Night 
  18. Lights Go Up
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