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Naught is the second full-length album by Babies Stolen Babies. Named by Rani Sharone, bassist for Stolen Babies, Naught represents hopelessness: all for naught. This album is darker than the prior album, There Be Squabbles Ahead. Many of the songs on Naught hit close to home for many of the members of Stolen Babies, and is a representation of their experiences at that time. The album was released on September 18, 2012 in digital download format and on October 16, 2012 in CD format through No Comment Records. On September 17, 2012, the album was made available for streaming on Soundcloud and Shockya.com. Naught was voted #1 in Revolver's "Album of the Week" readers poll on October 22, 2012 and #7 in The Village Voice Blog's "Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012"  by Linda Leseman.[9]

Track listingEdit

1 [1] Never Come Back 2:56
2 [2] Splatter 3:14
3 [3] Second Sleep 3:34
4 [4] Behind the Days 1:41
5 [5] Mousefood 2:41
6 [6] Don't Know 3:41
7 [7] I Woke Up 2:34
8 [8] Swimming Hole 3:29
9 [9] Dried Moat 3:42
10 [10] Prankster 3:46
11 [11] Birthday Song 2:30
12 [12] Civil Disguise 3:12
13 [13] Grubbery (Burnt to a Crisp) 4:37

PersonnelEdit

Naught album personnel adapted from the CD linear notes and Allmusic.

Stolen Babies

  • Dominique Lenore Persi - lead vocals, accordion, piano (track 7), keyboards (11)
  • Rani Sharone - guitars, vocals, upright bass (tracks 7, 13), mandolin (8), banjo (8, 13), toy piano (8), programming, percussion
  • Gil Sharone - drums, percussion
  • Ben Rico - keyboards, percussion, vocals

Additional Musicians

  • Michael Iago Mellender - additional background vocals (tracks 4, 7, 11) trumpet (8) guitar & keyboards (7, 11) toy piano & typewriter banjo (7)
  • Darling Freakhead - additional background vocals & guitar (track 11)
  • Meredith Yayanos - violin (track 4)
  • Brian Walsh - clarinet (tracks 4,8) bass clarinet (8)
  • Patrick Surace - bugle
  • Marz Richards -background vocals

Production

  • Ulrich Wild - production, mixing, engineer
  • Raider - mixing and recording assistant
  • Stolen Babies - production (tracks 4, 7, 11, 13)
  • Michael Iago Mellender - production (tracks 7, 11)
  • Kevin Majorino - mixing, engineer, mastering at AMP Studios

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Naught: Stolen Babies: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  2. JonathanBarkan (September 20, 2012). "Review Stolen Babies "Naught"". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  3. Russ Pirozek (September 21, 2012). "Stolen Babies - Naught Album Review". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  4. Laura Wiebe (September 19, 2012). "Stolen Babies - Naught". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  5. Johnny Price (2013-06-07). "INTERVIEW: STOLEN BABIES'". RockRevolt Magazine™.
  6. "STOLEN BABIES To Release 'Naught' In September". Blabbermouth.net. July 31, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  7. Monique (September 17, 2012). "Exclusive: Listen To The Album Stream Of Stolen Babies’ Naught". Shockya.com. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  8. Sammi Chichester (October 22, 2012). "Album of the Week: Stolen Babies, Naught". Revolver. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  9. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2012/12/10_best_metal_albums.php
  10. "Naught - Stolen Babies Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  11. (CD liner). "Naught". Stolen Babies.

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