...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2005 Ratings: #329 / 475
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
2005 Ratings: #204
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January 25, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Label
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Between these boy-noise roils you can see how much the band want to be their generation's Yes.
Drowned in Sound
So they missed the bullseye. But that's no reason to yell "sell out!", or to deride them as poseurs.

Worlds Apart might be a noble failure, but it would probably be worse if it just revisited previous successes.

Tiny Mix Tapes
All these flowery production choices can at times be quite seductive, despite the glaring mishandling of the vocals astride them.
Coke Machine Glow

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead take an entirely different route with Worlds Apart, and in doing so have produced one of the most cluttered, awkward, and unfocused albums in recent memory.


Worlds Apart is an aspiration, an apology, the sound of confusion.


For this first time in their career, the band’s grandiose vision has swallowed them whole, resulting in a bloated misfire that is a distant memory of the band who seemed so assured and commanding on Source Tags and Codes.

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Track List

  1. Ode to Isis
  2. Will You Smile Again?
  3. Worlds Apart
  4. The Summer of '91
  5. The Rest Will Follow
  6. Caterwaul
  7. A Classic Arts Showcase
  8. Let it Dive
  9. To Russia My Homeland
  10. All White
  11. The Best
  12. The Lost City of Refuge

Year End Lists

#8/Slant Magazine
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Added on: April 21, 2013